Parikalpita, Parikalpitā: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Parikalpita in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Parikalpitā (परिकल्पिता) refers to “being conceived”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] Free of desire, she fulfils desires and, eternal, is like the rays of the full moon. Her form is dynamic like a lightning flash. (She is) the primordial power who flames up from the mind. She is the power of that god who is formless, imperishable, eternal, ancient, and conjoined with the power Kubjī. She is conceived (parikalpitā) to be in the face of the venerable Tūṣṇīśanātha. O goddess, this, the eternally active First Face (of lord Śiva) has been explained to you”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Parikalpita (परिकल्पित) refers to “mentally constructed”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja said to the Brahmā Prabhāvyūha: “[...] Because all dharmas are the dharmas of the Buddha, and the dharmas of the Buddha are neither the dharmas nor non-dharmas. Why is that? The dharmas of the Buddha cannot be mentally constructed (parikalpita) by perception, or rather, those are taught in order to fully know the perception. Thus the thought-construction that there is neither perception nor non-perception is neither the dharma nor the non-dharma. Brahmā, since the dharmas of the Buddha have such an essential character, by their own essential character, they are pure and transcendent. Since own essential character is the absence of essential character, open space has no essential character and it is characterized as all dharmas. [...]”.

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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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Buddhist philosophy

Source: Google Books: The Treasury of Knowledge: Book six, parts one and two (philosophy)

Parikalpita (परिकल्पित) refers to the “imaginary nature”, as explained by the “ten aspects of (distracting) false imagination” (daśa-vikṣepa-vikalpa). These ten are enumerated as aspects of false imagination which may be imputed in all sorts of contexts, and it is on this basis that the process of reification actually comes to partake of the imaginary nature.

Source: A Critical Edition of the Khyāti Section of the Nyāyamañjarī (bp)

Parikalpita (परिकल्पित) refers to “imagined things”.—The ultimate truth for Yogācāras, however, is beyond dravyasat (“causally existent”). It is emptiness (śūnyatā) or consciousness only (vijñaptimātra), i.e., the fact that there is no imagined thing (parikalpita) in the real world (paratantra). In other words, the ultimate truth is that there is nothing external which corresponds to cognition and that cognition alone exists. This sphere is inef fable and only the domain of the supernatural cognition (lokottarajñāna) of enlightened ones.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Parikalpita (परिकल्पित).—p. p.

1) Settled, decided.

2) Made, invented.

3) Got ready, prepared.

4) Contrived, arranged.

5) Distributed.

6) Divided.

7) Provided, furnished with.

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

Parikalpita (परिकल्पित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Made, invented. 2. Divided. 3. Tended, waited upon, provided with all necessaries. 4. Settled, agreed. E. pari before, kṛp to be able, kta aff.

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

1) Parikalpita (परिकल्पित):—[=pari-kalpita] [from pari-kḷp] mfn. settled, decided

2) [v.s. ...] fixed upon, chosen, wished for, expected, made, created, imagined, invented, contrived, arranged, distributed, divided (with khaṇḍa-śaḥ, cut or broken in pieces), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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

Parikalpita (परिकल्पित):—[pari-kalpita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Contrived, settled, made; divided; tended.

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

Parikalpita (परिकल्पित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Parikappiya, Parigappiya.

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Parikalpita 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Parikalpita (ಪರಿಕಲ್ಪಿತ):—[adjective] imagined; developed into a mental conception or image; conceived.

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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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