Kausidya, aka: Kausīdya; 3 Definition(s)
Kausidya 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Kausīdya (कौसीद्य, “laziness”).—In householders (gṛhastha), laziness (kausīdya) ruins wealth (dhana) and merits (puṇya); among monastics, it ruins celestial happiness and the bliss of nirvāṇa; in both, one’s good name is lost. Even great culprits and great thieves avoid laziness. (also see Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter X part 7)(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Kausīdya (कौसीद्य, “indolence”) refers to one of the fourty “conditions” (saṃskāra) that are “associated with mind” (citta-samprayukta) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 30). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., kausīdya). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Kausīdya also refers to one of the “twenty-four minor defilements” (upakleśa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 69).
Kausīdya also refers to the one of the “six obstacles to concentration” (samādhi-āvaraṇa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 118).(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Languages of India and abroad
1) The practice of usury.
2) Sloth, indolence.
Derivable forms: kausīdyam (कौसीद्यम्).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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