Nirvikalpa, Nir-vikalpa: 11 definitions



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Alternative spellings of this word include Nirvikalp.

In Hinduism

Vedanta (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Nirvikalpa in Vedanta glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Siva Gita A Critical Study

Nirvikalpa (निर्विकल्प) or Nirvikalpasamādhi refers to “undifferentiated trance”, “ecstacy (samādhi) with out form or seed”.—The realization of the Self, Paraśiva, a state of oneness beyond all change or diversity; beyond time, form and space.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirvikalpa in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nirvikalpa (निर्विकल्प).—a (S) Of unchanging purpose; being "without variableness or shadow of turning"--the Deity. 2 Not admitting of difference or otherness (betwixt one's own spirit and the divine essence).

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

nirvikalpa (निर्विकल्प).—a Of unchanging purpose. Not admitting of difference.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirvikalpa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirvikalpa (निर्विकल्प).—a.

1) not admitting an alternative.

2) being without determination or resolution.

3) not capable of mutual relation.

4) conditioned.

5) undeliberative.

6) recognizing no such distinction as that of subject and object, or of the knower and the known; as applied to समाधि (samādhi) or contemplation, it is 'an exclusive concentration upon the one entity without distinct and separate consciousness of the knower, the known, and the knowing, and without even self-consciousness'; निर्विकल्पकः ज्ञातृज्ञानादिविकल्पभेद- लयापेक्षः (nirvikalpakaḥ jñātṛjñānādivikalpabheda- layāpekṣaḥ); नो चेत् चेतः प्रविश सहसा निर्विकल्पे समाधौ (no cet cetaḥ praviśa sahasā nirvikalpe samādhau) Bh.3.61; आत्मारामा विहितरतयो निर्विकल्पे समाधौ (ātmārāmā vihitaratayo nirvikalpe samādhau) Ve.1.23.

7) (in phil.) not arising from the relation of the qualifier and the qualified, (viśeṣaṇaviśeṣyasaṃbandhānavagāhi pratyakṣaṃ jñānam) said of knowledge not derived from the senses, as घटत्व (ghaṭatva).

-lpam ind. without hesitation or wavering.

Nirvikalpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and vikalpa (विकल्प). See also (synonyms): nirvikalpaka.

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

Nirvikalpa (निर्विकल्प) or Nirvvikalpa or Nirvvikalka or Nirvikalka.—n.

(-kaṃ) Knowledge, not depending upon or derived from the senses. E. nir neg. vikalpa alternative, kan added.

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

Nirvikalpa (निर्विकल्प).—adj. allowing no alternative, Bhā- ṣāp. 57. ºpam, adv. without hesitation, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 59.

Nirvikalpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and vikalpa (विकल्प).

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

Nirvikalpa (निर्विकल्प).—[adjective] having or offering no alternative, free from difference or doubt; [neuter] lpam without hesitation or reflection.

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

1) Nirvikalpa (निर्विकल्प):—[=nir-vikalpa] [from nir > niḥ] mfn. (or pana, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) not admitting an alternative, free from change or differences, [Tejobindu-upaniṣad; Vedāntasāra]

2) [v.s. ...] admitting no doubt, not wavering, [Bhartṛhari]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Nirvikalpa (निर्विकल्प):—(nis + vi) adj. keine Alternative habend, zulassend [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 172.] kalpo smi [Oxforder Handschriften 80,b,18.] samādhi [Spr. 23.] recognising no such distinctions as that of subject and object [?(BALLANT.) Vedāntasāra(Allah.) No. 124] (kalpaka v. l.) [Bālabodhanī 27.] [Dhūrtasamāgama 88, 1.] jñānaṃ yannirvikalpākhyaṃ tadatīndriyamiṣyate a knowledge which is without determination [?(RÖER) Bhāṣāpariccheda 57.] kalpam adv. ohne zu schwanken, ohne sich zu bedenken [Pañcatantra I, 59.]

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Nirvikalpa (निर्विकल्प):—keinen Zweifel habend, nicht schwankend: cetas [Kathāsaritsāgara 72, 175.] Die von [BALLANTYNE] und [RÖER] gegebenen Bedeutungen sind als falsch zu streichen.

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Nirvikalpa (निर्विकल्प):—adj. (f. ā) in der in den Nachträgen angegebenen Bed. auch [Spr. (II) 6873.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Nirvikalpa (निर्विकल्प):—Adj. (f. ā) —

1) keine Alternative zulassend , wechsellos , nicht differenzirt [Tejobindūpaniṣad 6.] —

2) keine Zweifel habend , nicht schwankend. m Adv. ohne zu schwanken , ohne sich zu bedenken.

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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 (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Nirvikalpa (निर्विकल्प) [Also spelled nirvikalp]:—(a) resolute, unwavering, concentrated, having no alternative.

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