Durdrisha, Durdṛśa, Dur-drisha: 7 definitions


Durdrisha 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.

The Sanskrit term Durdṛśa can be transliterated into English as Durdrsa or Durdrisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Durdṛśa (दुर्दृश) refers to “(that which is) difficult to see”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Then again, the Bodhisattva, the great being Gaganagañja uttered these verses to that Bodhisattva, the great being Guṇarājaprabhāsa: ‘(28) [...] The religious discourses (dharmakathā), which are profound (gambhīra) and difficult to understand (duravagāha), difficult to see (durdṛśa) for disciples, isolated Buddhas and other beings, but which inspires every living being, I ask the Sugata for them. [...]’”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Durdṛśa (दुर्दृश).—a.

1) disagreeable to the sight, disgusting; दुर्दृशं तत्र राक्षसं घोररूपमपश्यत्सः (durdṛśaṃ tatra rākṣasaṃ ghorarūpamapaśyatsaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.2.298.

2) difficult to be seen; पादचारमिवादित्यं निष्पतन्तं सुदुर्दृशम् (pādacāramivādityaṃ niṣpatantaṃ sudurdṛśam) Rām.7.33.5.

Durdṛśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and dṛśa (दृश).

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

Durdṛśa (दुर्दृश).—i. e. dus-dṛś + a, adj. 1. Difficult to be looked at, Mahābhārata 7, 1470. 2. Difficult to be met with, Mahābhārata 10, 83 (read durdṛśau). 3. Disgusting, Mahābhārata 1, 568.

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

Durdṛśa (दुर्दृश).—[adjective] = durdarśa.

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

Durdṛśa (दुर्दृश):—[=dur-dṛśa] [from dur] mfn. = -darśa, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Durdrisha 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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