Nanavidha, Nānāvidha, Nana-vidha: 8 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Nanavidha (ननविध) refers to a “nine-fold classification” of dharmas, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XLIX. Taken individually (pratyeka), dharmas are ninefold (nanavidha):
- They have existence (bhava),
- Each has its own attribution,
- Each has its own power (bala),
- They each have their own causes (hetu).
- They each have their own object (ālambana).
- They each have their own effect (phala).
- They each have their own essence (prakṛti).
- They each have their own limits (paryanta).
- They each have their own opening up (udghāṭana) and preparations (prayoga).
When the dharmas arise, their existence and their other attributes make up nine things in all.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
nānāvidha : (adj.) various; divers.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Nānāvidha refers to: divers, various, motley PvA. 53, 96, 113, and passim;
Note: nānāvidha is a Pali compound consisting of the words nānā and vidha.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Nānāvidha (नानाविध).—a. of various sorts, diverse, manifold.
Nānāvidha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nānā and vidha (विध).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-dhaḥ-dhā-dhaṃ) 1. In various ways. 2. Of various sorts or kinds. E. nānā, and vidha kind.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nānāvidha (नानाविध).—[adjective] manifold, different.
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
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