Parisodhana, Parishodhana, Pariśodhana: 12 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Pariśodhana can be transliterated into English as Parisodhana or Parishodhana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Parishodhan.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Pariśodhana (परिशोधन) refers to the “purification (of the ten powers)”, 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 appear to many beings performing the deeds of a Buddha (buddhakārya) even when the Buddhas do not appear? Son of good family, (1) the Bodhisattva has perfected (niryāta) the purification (pariśodhana) of the ten powers (daśabala) by knowing what is proper and what is improper; (2) he has perfected the purification of the four fearlessness by knowing the cessation of impurities; (3) he has perfected the purification of the eighteen special qualities of the Tathāgata by knowing the unattached knowledge of the three times; [...]”.
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)
Pariśodhana (परिशोधन) refers to “purity”, according to the purification (śodhana) of the Pañcagavya (five cow products) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Oṃ to the unfailing king of purity [e.g., pariśodhana-rāja], Tathāgata, Arhat, enlightened Buddha; In this manner, Oṃ purify purify, purify away, purify away, all around, Wise, wise, morally pure great lotus, Hūṃ Hūṃ Hūṃ Phaṭ Phaṭ Phaṭ Svāhā!”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
parisodhana : (nt.) purification; cleansing.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Parisodhana, (nt.) (fr. parisodheti) cleansing, purification Miln. 215. (Page 438)
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.
1) Purifying, cleansing.
2) Rectifying, correcting.
3) Quittance, discharging or paying off (a debt or obligation).
Derivable forms: pariśodhanam (परिशोधनम्).
See also (synonyms): pariśodha.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pariśodhana (परिशोधन).—i. e. pari -śudh + ana, Purification, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 100, 1.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pariśodhana (परिशोधन).—[neuter] purification, paying off.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pariśodhana (परिशोधन):—[=pari-śodhana] [from pari-śudh] n. cleaning, purification, [Uttararāma-carita]
2) [v.s. ...] discharging, paying off, [Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti]
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Pariśodhana (परिशोधन) [Also spelled parishodhan]:—(nm) revision; purification; rectification, rectifying; ~[śodhita] revised; purified; rectified.
1) [noun] = ಪರಿಶೋಧನೆ [parishodhane].
2) [noun] an act of cleaning, purifying (as by removing impurities).
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Shodhana, Pari.
Starts with: Parishodhanaraja.
Ends with: Durgatiparishodhana, Lakshanaparishodhana.
Full-text: Parishodha, Parishodhan, Trimandala, Niryata.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
V. Purifying great offerings < [Part 3 - Acquiring precedence, etc.]
Bhūmi 3: the shining ground (prabhākarī) < [Chapter XX - (2nd series): Setting out on the Mahāyāna]
Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)
Part 5 - Rājaśekhara’s Discussion on Daily Routine < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Reviews < [October - December 1972]