Nishpanna, Niṣpanna: 17 definitions


Nishpanna means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Niṣpanna can be transliterated into English as Nispanna or Nishpanna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Nishpann.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Niṣpanna (निष्पन्न) refers to the “(yoga of the) fulfilment”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, while describing the signs of one who is a Siddha: “[...] The most excellent characteristic of a Siddha is that he does not fear living beings (sattva). He observes the five-fold Yoga of the beginning, continuity and fulfilment [i.e., niṣpanna], the innate and the one born from universal being; he sees the omnipresent universe”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Niṣpanna (निष्पन्न) refers to the “yield” (of rain from clouds), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 3), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The dark spots, also known as ketus, the sons of Rāhu are Tāmasa, Kīlaka and the like, and are 33 in number. How they affect the earth depends upon their color, position and shape. [...] Men, reduced to mere bones and as named to beg will be harassed both by their own princes and by the princes of other lands. Some will begin to speak disparagingly of the character and deeds of their own sovereign. Even though there should be indications of good rain, the clouds will yield [i.e., niṣpanna] little rain; the rivers will fall and (food) crops will be found (only) here and there”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (yoga)

Niṣpanna (निष्पन्न) or Niṣpatti refers to one of the four “states” or “stages” of yoga practice, according to the Amṛtasiddhi, a 12th-century text belonging to the Haṭhayoga textual tradition.—The four avasthās, “states” or “stages” of yoga practice (ārambha, ghaṭa, paricaya, niṣpanna/niṣpatti) introduced in the Amṛtasiddhi (vivekas 19–33), are taught in many Sanskrit Haṭhayoga texts; they are also mentioned in the old Hindi Gorakhbāṇī (śabds 136–139).

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Niṣpanna (निष्पन्न) refers to “becoming motionless”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [The Yogin] who has [attained] the natural [no-mind state] is instantly motionless (niṣpanna) as a result of having realized the emptiness of all states, resides in his own self, his hands, feet and sense organs are all inactive and relaxed, and he is free of disturbances. Because he is one in whom breathing has radically ceased, he is seen by those standing close [to be] like an inanimate piece of wood and like the [steady flame of] a lamp situated in a windless [place]. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)

Niṣpanna (निष्पन्न) refers to “completion (of duties)”, according to the Bhūśalyasūtrapātananimittavidhi section of Jagaddarpaṇa’s Ācāryakriyāsamuccaya, a text within Tantric Buddhism dealing with construction manual for monasteries etc.—Accordingly, “[...] If a parasol, lotus, banner, muraja drum, flagpole, ornament, a woman of the court, fish, milk, the best curd, wine, blazing fire, and fruits [are seen], then there are victory, extraordinary increase of grain, property, [the number of] sons, and other [merits], and the completion of duties (niṣpanna-karya). [...]”.

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Niṣpanna (निष्पन्न) refers to the “complete manifestation (of the wheel of maṇḍala)”, according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly, “[...]  From the causal Vajra, [a maṇḍala] is developed, [which] consists of the five hundred and four and so on. The wheel of maṇḍala completely manifests (niṣpanna) by ceaselessly singing voices: ‘O Lord, though people invite [you] to feast every day, why do you remain in emptiness? Please arise, O Lord, the compassionate one, for me! Please love [me]. O you Great Pleasure, Vajra-holder! [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Niṣpanna (निष्पन्न) refers to “(being) produced (from a mass of atoms)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “This corporeal body is produced from a mass of atoms (aṇu-pracaya-niṣpanna). An embodied soul has the nature of enjoyment, is beyond the senses [and] consists of knowing. Why do the stupid, afflicted by the planet of [their] birth, not perceive the difference [between the body and the self] which is recognised everywhere in the occurrence of birth and death.”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

niṣpanna (निष्पन्न).—p S Produced.

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niṣpanna (निष्पन्न).—n (S) Produce, product: result, consequence.

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

niṣpanna (निष्पन्न).—p Produced. n Produce. Result.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Niṣpanna (निष्पन्न).—p. p.

1) Born, arisen, sprung up, produced.

2) Effected, completed, accomplished.

3) Ready.

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

Niṣpanna (निष्पन्न).—mfn.

(-nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) 1. Done, finished, concluded, completed. 2. Born, produced. 3. Motionless. 4. Gone forth or out of. E. nir affirmation or negation, and panna gone, from pad to go, aff. kta.

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

Niṣpanna (निष्पन्न).—[adjective] come forth, arisen, descended or derived from ([ablative]); brought about, effected, ripened; succeeded, prospered, thriven.

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

1) Niṣpanna (निष्पन्न):—[=niṣ-panna] [from niṣ-pad] mfn. gone forth or sprung up, arisen, descended from ([ablative], rarely [instrumental case]), [Rāmāyaṇa; Varāha-mihira]

2) [v.s. ...] (in gram.) derived from ([ablative]), [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

3) [v.s. ...] brought about, effected, succeeded, completed, finished, ready, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Hitopadeśa etc.]

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

Niṣpanna (निष्पन्न):—[ni-ṣpanna] (nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) a. Done, completed; produced; motionless.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Niṣpanna (निष्पन्न) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇippatta, Ṇivvaḍia.

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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

Niṣpanna (निष्पन्न) [Also spelled nishpann]:—(a) accomplished, concluded successfully, achieved consummation.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nishpanna in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niṣpanna (ನಿಷ್ಪನ್ನ):—[adjective] originated; born.

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Niṣpanna (ನಿಷ್ಪನ್ನ):—

1) [noun] = ನಿಷ್ಪತ್ತಿ [nishpatti] 2 3 & 5.

2) [noun] that which is originated or he who is born.

3) [noun] a man who attained perfect knowledge.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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