Duradhigama, Dur-adhigama: 9 definitions


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Duradhigama in Mahayana glossary
Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Duradhigama (दुरधिगम) refers to “that which is difficult to understand”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as the Bodhisattva Puṇyālaṃkāra addressed himself to the Lord: “O Lord, what the Lord had said in this Sūtra is deep and profound in illumination; free from mental activity; difficult to see its explicit meaning; difficult to understand (duradhigama); endowed with the higher truth, namely emptiness; adorned with the adornment of morality; producing recollection, concentration, penetration and happiness in thought; [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Duradhigama in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Duradhigama (दुरधिगम).—a.

1) hard to reach or attain, unattainable; Bhāgavata 3.23.8; दुरधिगमः परभागो यावत्पुरुषेण पौरुषं न कृतम् (duradhigamaḥ parabhāgo yāvatpuruṣeṇa pauruṣaṃ na kṛtam) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.33.

2) insurmountable.

3) hard to be studied or understood; इह दुरधिगमैः किञ्चि- देवागमैः (iha duradhigamaiḥ kiñci- devāgamaiḥ) Kirātārjunīya 5.18.

Duradhigama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and adhigama (अधिगम). See also (synonyms): duradhiga.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Duradhigama (दुरधिगम).—mfn.

(-maḥ-mā-maṃ) 1. Difficult to be traversed. 2. Difficult to be read through or studied. 3. Insurmountable, difficult to be overcome. E. dur, and adhigama going over.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Duradhigama (दुरधिगम).—adj. 1. hard to be attained, [Mālavikāgnimitra, (ed. Tullberg.)] 10, 8. 2. difficult to be learned, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 18.

Duradhigama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dus and adhigama (अधिगम).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Duradhigama (दुरधिगम).—difficult to be attained.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Duradhigama (दुरधिगम):—[=dur-adhigama] [from dur-adhiga > dur] mfn. idem, inscrutable, unfathomable, [Kirātārjunīya v, 18.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Duradhigama (दुरधिगम):—[dura+dhigama] (maḥ-mā-maṃ) a. Idem.

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Duradhigama in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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