Duhkhavedana, Duḥkhavedanā, Duḥkhāvedana, Duhkha-avedana, Duhkha-vedana: 2 definitions


Duhkhavedana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Duhkhavedana in Ayurveda glossary
Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Duḥkhāvedana (दुःखावेदन):—Loudly proclaims sorrows to others

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Duhkhavedana in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Duḥkhavedanā (दुःखवेदना) refers to “unpleasant sensations”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 41).—Accordingly, “[The eighteen āveṇika-dharmas (‘special attributes’)]—[...] (6). The Buddha has no unconsidered equanimity.—He has no unconsidered equanimity.—Beings have three types of sensations (vedanā): unpleasant (duḥkhavedanā), pleasant (sukhavedanā), neither unpleasant nor pleasant (aduḥkhāsukhavedanā). The unpleasant sensation produces hatred, the pleasant sensation produces love, the neither unpleasant nor pleasant produces confusion. Of these three kinds of sensation, the unpleasant sensation produces suffering, abides in suffering and destroys happiness; the pleasant sensation produces happiness, abides in happiness and destroys suffering; as for the neither unpleasant nor pleasant sensation, one does not know if it is suffering or if it is happiness. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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