Parisuddha, aka: Pariśuddha, Parishuddha; 5 Definition(s)


Parisuddha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Pariśuddha can be transliterated into English as Parisuddha or Parishuddha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A king of sixty seven kappas ago, a previous birth of Dussadayaka Thera. Ap.i.185.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Pariśuddha (परिशुद्ध):—The Dharma is “completely pure” (pariśuddha) because, having eliminated the stains of the triple poison, it enunciates only the True Dharma (saddharma), without mixing in false dharma (adharma).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

parisuddha : (pp. of parisujjhati) become clean; purified.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Parisuddha, (adj.) (pari+pp. of śudh) clean, clear, pure, perfect Vin. II, 237; M. I, 26; III, 11; S II 199 (°dhammadesanā); III, 235; V, 301, 354; A. III, 125 (°ñāṇa-dassana); IV, 120 sq.; J. I, 265; Vism. 2 (accanta°); Pug. 68 (samāhite citte parisuddha); Miln. 106; DA. I, 177, 219; SnA 445 (apanetabbassa abhāvato niddosa-bhāvena p.); PvA. 44, 70. Very freq. combd with pariyodāta (q. v.).—aparisuddha unclean Vin. II, 236, M. I, 17.

—ājīva (adj.) of pure livelihood D. I, 63 (see DA. I, 181); A. III, 124 (cp. pārisuddhi). (Page 437)

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

Marathi-English dictionary

pariśuddha (परिशुद्ध).—a Clean, immaculate.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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