Paryavasana, Paryavasāna: 8 definitions


Paryavasana 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Paryavasāna (पर्यवसान) or Paryavasānāśuci refers to the “impurity of the final outcome” and represents one of the five “impurities of the body” (kāyāśuci), contemplating on which, the Yogin can obtain the four “foundations of mindfulness” (smṛtyupasthāna), forming part of the thirty-seven auxiliaries to enlightenment (bodhipākṣika), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XXXI.

Accordingly, the impurity of Paryavasāna is described as follows: “thrown on the fire, the body becomes ash; devoured by insects it becomes dung; placed in the earth, it decays, decomposes, and becomes earth; put into the water, it swells up and decays or it is eaten by water-insects. Of all corpses, that of man is the most impure: his impurities (aśucidharma) will be explained at length in reference to the nine concepts... That is what is called the impurity of the final outcome (paryavasāna-aśuci)”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous (P) next»] — Paryavasana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

paryavasāna (पर्यवसान).—n (S) End, termination, conclusion, result, issue.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

paryavasana (पर्यवसन).—n End, termination, issue.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paryavasāna (पर्यवसान).—

1) End, termination, conclusion.

2) Determination, ascertainment.

Derivable forms: paryavasānam (पर्यवसानम्).

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

Paryavasāna (पर्यवसान) or Paryyavasāna.—n.

(-naṃ) 1. End, conclusion. 2. Determination. E. pari, and avasāna end. pari + ava + so-bhāve lyuṭ .

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

Paryavasāna (पर्यवसान).—i. e. pari-ava -so + ana, n. Conclusion, end, [Hitopadeśa] 116, 20.

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

Paryavasāna (पर्यवसान).—[neuter] sāya [masculine] close, end.

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

1) Paryavasāna (पर्यवसान):—[=pary-ava-sāna] [from paryava-so] n. end, termination, conclusion, issue (nāt ind. in consequence of), [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa; Nāgānanda; Hitopadeśa]

2) [v.s. ...] comprehending, including, amounting to ([locative case]), [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

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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. 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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