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Labha, aka: Lābha, Lābhā; 3 Definition(s)

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Labha 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 Hinduism

Purāṇa

Lābha (लाभ).—A son of Puṣṭi.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 9. 59; Vāyu-purāṇa 10. 35.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism

Pali

Lābha, (fr. labh) receiving, getting, acquisition, gain, possession; pl. possessions D. I, 8; II, 58, 61; M. I, 508 (ārogya-paramā lābhā); III, 39; A. I, 74; IV, 157 sq. , 160 (lābhena abhibhūto pariyādinnacitto Devadatto, cp. J. I, 185 sq.); Sn. 31, 438, 828, 854, 1014, 1046 (cp. Nd2 548); It. 67 (vitta°); J. III, 516 (yasa°, dhana°); Vism. 93, 136 (°ṃ labhati), 150 (°assa bhāgin getting riches); PvA. 113, 280.—A Dat. sg. lābhā (for lābhāya) is used adverbially with foll. genitive in meaning of “for my (our) gain, ” “it is profitable, ” “good for me that” etc.; e.g. Miln. 17 (lābhā no tāta, suladdhaṃ no tāta), 232 (lābhā vata tāsaṃ devatānaṃ); A. III, 313 (lābhā vata me suladdhaṃ vata me), expld at Vism. 223; DhA. I, 98 (lābhā vata me, elliptically); II, 95 (l. vata no ye mayaṃ ... upaṭṭhahimha).

—agga highest gain J. III, 125; Miln. 21. —āsā desire for gain A. I, 86. —kamyā (Abl. out of desire for gain Sn. 854, 929 (=lābha-hetu Nd1 389). —taṇhā craving for possession DhA. IV, 38. —macchariya selfishness in acquisitions A. III, 273; D. III, 234; Pug. 19, 23; Dhs. 1122. —mada pride of gain VbhA. 466. —sakkāra gain and honour, usually combd with °siloka fame; the two first e.g. at Vin. II, 196; It. 73; J. I, 185, 186; V, 75; the three combd e.g. at M. I, 192; S. II, 227, 237; A. II, 73; III, 343 sq. , 377; Vbh. 352 sq.; lābha-siloka alone at Vism. 67. (Page 583)

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Lābhā, see under lābha. (Page 583)

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Labha, (-°) (adj.) (a base-formation fr. labh) receiving, to be received, to get; only in dul° hard to get Sn. 75; S. I, 101; J. I, 307; Pug. 26; Miln. 16; Sdhp. 17, 27; and su° easy to obtain Pv. II, 319. (Page 581)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

lābha : (m.) gain; acquisition. || lābhā (ind.), it is profitable; it is a gain.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English DictionaryPali book cover
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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