Paribhoga: 16 definitions


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Paribhoga in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Paribhoga (परिभोग) refers to the “enjoyment” (of the Bodhisatvas in the pavilion of the Mahāvyūha), according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly as The Lord said to Śāriputra asked: “When the Tathāgata taught the dharma to those Bodhisattvas on the lion’s throne (siṃhāsana), he was elevated into the vault of the sky as high as eighty koṭis of palm-trees, and so did the Bodhisattvas in the Mahāvhūya pavilion. When the Bodhisattvas rose into the vault of the sky, they listened to the Tathāgata’s preaching. Then the Tathāgata taught the dharma-seal named Gaganapariśuddhi. It is impossible, Śāriputra, to enumerate the enjoyment (paribhoga) of the Bodhisatvas in the pavilion of the Mahāvyūha for their entire lifespan. Do you see, Śāriputra, this lion’s throne?”.

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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.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Paribhoga (परिभोग, “non-consumable”) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.21.—What is meant by non consumable (pariboga)? Items which can be used again and again are called non consumable.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paribhoga in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

paribhoga : (m.) use; enjoyment; feeding; material for enjoyment.

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

Paribhoga, (fr. pari+bhuj) 1. material for enjoyment, food, feeding J. I, 243; II, 432; Miln. 156, 403; DhA. II, 66; SnA 342.—2. enjoyment, use Vin. IV, 267; S. I, 90; Nd1 262; Vism. 33 (with pariyesana & paṭiggahana); DhA. I, 60; PvA. 25, 26, 220.—Four paribhogas are distinguished at J. V, 253 and at Vism. 43, viz. theyya°, iṇa, ° dāyajja°, sāmi°. Paribhoga discussed in relation to paṭilābha at Vism. 43.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paribhoga (परिभोग).—

1) Enjoyment; R.4.45.

2) Especially, sexual enjoyment; प्रीतिरोधमसहिष्ट सा पुरी स्त्रीव कान्तपरिभोग- मायतम् (prītirodhamasahiṣṭa sā purī strīva kāntaparibhoga- māyatam) R.11.52;19.21;28,3.

3) Illegal use of another's goods.

Derivable forms: paribhogaḥ (परिभोगः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Paribhoga (परिभोग).—m. (commonly, as in Sanskrit and Pali, enjoyment, usufruct, use, also article of enjoyment; e.g. bodhisattvasya paribhogārtham Lalitavistara 95.15, °gāya 16), property to be enjoyed, in Lalitavistara 60.18 ff. …ratnavyūhaṃ bodhisattvaparibhogaṃ draṣṭuṃ yo mātuḥ kukṣigatasya bodhisattvasya paribhogo 'bhūt, refers to a physical (tho of course magical) structure, described in detail 63.1 ff., which houses the Bodhisattva in his mother's womb; it had three turrets or apartments, kūṭāgāra, one within the other, and within the third a couch or litter, paryaṅka; it was hard ‘like vajra’ yet soft to the touch (64.7—8); all the bhavana-vyūha of the kāmāvacara gods appeared in it (64.9); it always develops or appears in the right side of a Bodhisattva's mother in his last earthly existence (65.20, here called ratnavyūhaḥ, q.v., kūṭāgāro); in 73.3 referred to again, drakṣasi (so text and app. all mss.) tvam Ānanda ratnavyūhaṃ bodhisattvaparibhogaṃ yatra bodhisattvo mātuḥ kukṣigato vyāhārṣīt. Tibetan on Lalitavistara 60.18 renders literally, complete enjoyment, yoṅs su spyad pa, compare Mahāvyutpatti 7369 paribhogaḥ = Tibetan yoṅs su spyod. Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 337.13. kūṭāgāraparibhogeṣu cātra bodhisattvān nivasato drakṣy- [Page328-b+ 71] ati, does not refer to this magical structure in the womb, but to structures occupied by bodhisattvas while attending on the Buddha Śākyamuni.

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

Paribhoga (परिभोग).—m.

(-gaḥ) 1. Using or living upon another person’s property without leave or improperly. 2. Possession, enjoyment, especially sexual enjoyment. E. pari, bhuj to enjoy, aff. ghañ.

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

Paribhoga (परिभोग).—i. e. pari-bhuj + a, m. Enjoyment, especially sexual intercourse, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 4, 45.

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

Paribhoga (परिभोग).—[masculine] enjoyment, [especially] sexual intercourse; means of enjoyment, subsistence.

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

1) Paribhoga (परिभोग):—[=pari-bhoga] [from pari-bhuj] a m. enjoyment, ([especially]) sexual intercourse, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature; Varāha-mihira]

2) [v.s. ...] illegal use of another’s goods, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] means of subsistence or enjoyment, [Mahābhārata]

4) [=pari-bhoga] b etc. See pari- √3. bhuj.

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

Paribhoga (परिभोग):—[pari-bhoga] (gaḥ) 1. m. Enjoyment.

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

Paribhoga (परिभोग) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paribhoga.

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Paribhoga in German

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Paribhoga (परिभोग) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Paribhoga.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Paribhōga (ಪರಿಭೋಗ):—

1) [noun] the act of enjoying; enjoyment.

2) [noun] the possession, use or occupancy of anything with satisfaction or pleasure.

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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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