Parahita, Para-hita: 5 definitions
Parahita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
parahita : (m.) welfare of others.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Parahita refers to: the good or welfare of others (opp. attahita) D. III, 233; PvA. 16, 163.
Note: parahita is a Pali compound consisting of the words para and hita.
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
2) profitable to another.
Parahita is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms para and hita (हित).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Friendly, benevolent. 2. Good or profitable form for another. E. para, and hita favourable.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Parahita (परहित):—[=para-hita] [from para] mfn. friendly, benevolent, [Horace H. Wilson]
2) [v.s. ...] n. an°’s welfare, [Bhartṛhari]
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)
IV. True omniscience belongs to the Buddha < [VII. Winning omniscience and the knowledge of all the aspects]
I. Recollection of the Buddha (1): The ten names (adhivacana) < [Part 2 - The Eight Recollections according to the Abhidharma]
Preliminary note on entering into the assurance of Bodhisattva < [IX. Entering into the assurance of Bodhisattva]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 3 - Miscellaneous Remarks about the attributes of the Buddha < [Chapter 42 - The Dhamma Ratanā]
Metta (by Ācariya Buddharakkhita)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)