Kausidya, Kausīdya, Kaushidya: 6 definitions

Introduction

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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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)

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context information

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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General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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).

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kausīdya (कौसीद्य).—[kusīda-ṣyañ]

1) The practice of usury.

2) Sloth, indolence.

Derivable forms: kausīdyam (कौसीद्यम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kauśīdya (कौशीद्य) or Kausīdya.—q.v.

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Kausīdya (कौसीद्य) or Kauśīdya.—once °tya, nt. (abstract n. from kusīda; = Pali kosajja, contrasting with kusīta), sloth; note Bodhisattvabhūmi 73.4—5 vīrya-vipakṣaṃ kau°; almost always written with s; with ś Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 18.2, and v.l. Mahāvastu ii.364.14 (probably to be adopted here since Mahāvastu writes kuśīda); v.l., two mss., in Dharmasaṃgraha 30 kausītyam, compare the Pali kusīta; a-kausīdya, zeal, Jātakamālā 2.4; other cases of kaus° Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 22.11; 28.1; Lalitavistara 88.2, 5; Mahāvyutpatti 1974; Dharmasaṃgraha 69; Divyāvadāna 464.19; Jātakamālā 110.20; Avadāna-śataka i.18.7; Śikṣāsamuccaya 298.4; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 73.14; 495.18; Gaṇḍavyūha 91.24; Bodhisattvabhūmi 15.1; 232.22.

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

Kausīdya (कौसीद्य).—n.

(-dyaṃ) 1. Sloth, indolence. 2. The practice of usury. E. kusīda usury, &c. affix yaña.

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

1) Kauṣīdya (कौषीद्य):—See kausīdya.

2) Kausīdya (कौसीद्य):—[from kausita] n. sloth, indolence, [Lalita-vistara] (printed [edition] kauṣ)

3) [v.s. ...] the practice of usury, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

context information

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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