Jatyandha, aka: Jātyandha, Jati-andha; 3 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Jātyandha (जात्यन्ध) refers to those who are “blind from birth” according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—Accordingly, “then, amongst the beings of the trisāhasramahāsāhasralokadāthu, those who were blind from birth (jātyandha) were able to see”. In their previous existences, those born blind (pūrvajanma) were great sinners. What grave sin (sthūlāpatti) have they committed in their previous lives in order to be blind from birth today? Answer. – They have gouged out or torn out someone’s eyes, or destroyed someone’s correct view  by saying that sin (āpatti) and merit (puṇya) do not exist. After death, these people fall into hell (niraya), then, being reborn in the form of humans, their sins make them blind from birth (jātyandha).

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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jātyandha (जात्यंध).—a S Blind by nature or from birth.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Jātyandha (जात्यन्ध).—a. born blind; Bh.1.9.

Jātyandha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jāti and andha (अन्ध).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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