Dvandvaduhkha, Dvandvaduḥkha, Dvandva-duhkha: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dvandvaduhkha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dvandvaduḥkha (द्वन्द्वदुःख) refers to the “misery of mutually clashing opposites” which vanishes when differentiation (bheda) ceases, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.12, while explaining details of worship:—“[...] when differentiation (bheda) ceases, the misery of mutually clashing opposites (dvandvaduḥkha) vanishes. He who is free from the tangle of opposites and the miseries attendant on them assumes the form of Śiva (śivarūpa). O celestial sages, when the mutually clashing opposites do not afflict, a person endowed with true knowledge has neither happiness nor misery. Rules of do’s and don’ts do not bind him. Such a person who has not entered a household life is rare to meet with. If there is such a one he will quell all sins by his mere sight. Even the holy centres praise such a person of knowledge. Devas and all sages consider him the supreme Brahman (Parabrahman or Parabrahmātmaka), Śiva Himself”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Dvandvaduḥkha (द्वन्द्वदुःख).—pain arising from opposite alternations (as heat and cold &c.); सर्वर्तु- निर्वृतिकरे निवसन्नुपैति न द्वन्द्वदुःखमिह किंचिदकिंचनोऽपि (sarvartu- nirvṛtikare nivasannupaiti na dvandvaduḥkhamiha kiṃcidakiṃcano'pi) Śiśupālavadha 4.64.

Derivable forms: dvandvaduḥkham (द्वन्द्वदुःखम्).

Dvandvaduḥkha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvandva and duḥkha (दुःख).

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

Dvandvaduḥkha (द्वन्द्वदुःख).—n.

(-khaṃ) Pain arising from alternation, as a heat or cold, pleasure or pain, &c. E. dvandva, and duḥkha pain.

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

Dvandvaduḥkha (द्वन्द्वदुःख):—[dvandva-duḥkha] (khaṃ) 1. n. Pain produced by two extremes, as heat and cold, darkness and light, &c.

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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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