Mahipa, Mahīpa, Mahi-pa: 8 definitions

Introduction

Mahipa 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

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayana

Mahipa is the name of a mahāsiddha, of which eighty-four in total are recognized in Vajrayāna (tantric buddhism). His title is “the greatest”. He lived somewhere between the 8th and the 12th century AD.

These mahāsiddhas (eg., Mahipa) are defined according to the Abhayadatta Sri (possibly Abhayākaragupta) tradition. Its textual origin traces to the 11th century caturāsiti-siddha-pravṛtti, or “the lives of the eighty-four siddhas”, of which only Tibetan translations remains. Mahipa (and other Mahāsiddhas) are the ancient propounders of the textual tradition of tantric or Vajrayana Buddhism.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahīpa (महीप).—m.,

Derivable forms: mahīpaḥ (महीपः).

Mahīpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahī and pa (प). See also (synonyms): mahīnātha, mahīpati, mahīpāla, mahīpurandara, mahībhuj.

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

Mahīpa (महीप).—m.

(-paḥ) A king. E. mahī and pa who protects.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahīpa (महीप).—[mahī-pa] (vb. 2. ), m. A king, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 127.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahīpa (महीप).—[masculine] earth-protector or ruler, king.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Mahīpa (महीप) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Somapa: Anekārthatilaka or Nānārtharatnatilaka. Quoted by Śivarāma on Vāsavadattā p. 48. Śabdaratnākara.

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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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Pali-English dictionary

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

Mahīpa refers to: king (of the earth) Mhvs 14, 22.

Note: mahīpa is a Pali compound consisting of the words mahī and pa.

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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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