Grahita, Grāhita, Grahīta: 6 definitions


Grahita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Grahita (ग्रहित) [Graha?] refers to “grasping”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “How then, son of good family, does the Bodhisattva who has attained memory never forget? Son of good family, the Bodhisattva attains memory (dhāraṇī) by purifying his memory. What then is the purification of memory? Son of good family, there are thirty-two purifications of memory. What are the thirty-two? [...] (9) adequatly grasping gentle speech (suvacas-pradakṣiṇa-grahita) according to admonitions; (10) never looking for the preachers’ mistakes, considering them as the teachings [of the Buddha]; (11) memorizing and reciting [the teachings]; (12) no laziness concerning the teaching; [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas

Grahīta (ग्रहीत) refers to “wrong belief derived from teachings” and represents one of the two types of mithyādarśana (wrong belief): one of the five causes of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 8.2.—What is meant by wrong belief derived from teachings (grahīta)? The belief acquired due to the wrong /pervert sermons and texts of others is wrong belief derived from teachings.

Grahīta (wrong belief derived from teachings) is of five types, namely:

  1. absolutistic attitude (ekānta),
  2. contrary attitude (viparīta),
  3. doubtful attitude (saṃśaya),
  4. non discriminating attitude (vainayika),
  5. ignorant attitude (ajñāna).
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Grāhita (ग्राहित).—a. Made to take or seize; made to accept or take (a seat &c.); तेनर्षिणा समाश्वास्य तत्रैव ग्राहिता स्थितिम् (tenarṣiṇā samāśvāsya tatraiva grāhitā sthitim) Kathāsaritsāgara 51.71.

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

1) Grāhita (ग्राहित):—[from grah] mfn. made to take or seize, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] made to accept or take (a seat etc.), [Vikramorvaśī iii, 0/1; Daśakumāra-carita vii, 266; Kathāsaritsāgara li, 71]

3) [v.s. ...] made to undertake or to be occupied with ([instrumental case]), [Rāmāyaṇa G. i, 7, 14]

4) [v.s. ...] taught, [Mahābhārata iii, 12195.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Grāhita (ग्राहित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Gāhāviya, Gāhiya, Giṇhāvia, Geṇhāviya.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Grahita (ಗ್ರಹಿತ):—[adjective] seized; grasped; held.

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Grahita (ಗ್ರಹಿತ):—[noun] he who comprehends, understands.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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