Paripacana, Paripācana: 9 definitions


Paripacana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Paripachana.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Paripacana in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Paripācana (परिपाचन) refers to the “ripening (of beings)”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 41).—Accordingly, “[Digression on a case brought against the Buddha; B. The defense].—[9. Simultaneous Teaching of Existence and Non-existence].—[...] The Prajñāpāramitā is the emptiness of non-existence (anupalambha-śūnyatā). If the Buddha sometimes speaks of non-existent dharmas, it is in order to ripen beings (sattva-paripācana-artha) who, long afterwards, will all enter into the treasure of the Dharma of non-existence. [...]”.

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Paripācana (परिपाचन) refers to “bringing (all living beings) to maturity”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “How then, son of good family, does the Bodhisattva bring all living beings to maturity (sarvasatva-paripācana) given the fact that they are originally pure. The realm of living beings, son of good family, is originally pure, and thus their roots have no basis. The Bodhisattva, son of good family, having understood that the roots of all dharmas are completely cut off, brings living beings to maturity, and then he does not hold the view of a self, the view of a living being, the view of a life principle, or the view of a person. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

paripācana : (nt.) ripening; maturing; development.

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

Paripācana, (nt.) (pari+pācana1) ripening, maturing, digestion Vims 351, 363, 365. (Page 429)

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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

[«previous next»] — Paripacana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Paripācana (परिपाचन).—nt., °nā (?), °na-tā (to next), ripening, bringing to maturity, in religious sense: sattva-°na(m) Daśabhūmikasūtra 42.6; 56.2; Kāraṇḍavvūha 24.21; Gaṇḍavyūha 178.21; -sattvendriya- paripācanābhimukha- Gaṇḍavyūha 265.7; antaḥpurasya °canārthaṃ Lalitavistara 182.13; bodhicitta-°na- Śikṣāsamuccaya 51.16; in Śikṣāsamuccaya 328.16 (verse) paripācanulomā seems to stand by haplology for pari- pācan(a)-anulomā; the alternative would be to assume a stem *paripāca, instead of (Sanskrit and [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit]) paripāka; sattvānāṃ paripācanā Bodhisattvabhūmi 221.9 (but v.l. °nāya, dat. of °na); sattva-°canatāyai Lalitavistara 34.21; 35.1; °tayā Gaṇḍavyūha 460.14 (all prose).

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

Paripācana (परिपाचन).—i. e. pari -pac, [Causal.], + ana, adj. Maturing by cooking or ripening, [Suśruta] 2, 408, 13.

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

1) Paripacana (परिपचन):—[=pari-pacana] [from pari-pac] n. = tailapācanikā, [Caraka [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) Paripācana (परिपाचन):—[=pari-pācana] [from pari-pac] mfn. cooking, ripening, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] ([figuratively]) bringing to maturity, [Lalita-vistara]

4) [v.s. ...] n. the act of bringing to m°, [Lalita-vistara]

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Paripacana 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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