Paryavasthana, aka: Paryavasthāna; 4 Definition(s)


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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Paryavasthāna (पर्यवस्थान, “entanglements”).—The Bodhisattvas (accompanying the Buddha at Rājagṛha on the Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata) excelled in destroying various the ten manifestly active defilements (paryavasthāna) according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 13.

There are ten manifestly active defilements (paryavasthāna):

  1. anger (krodha),
  2. hypocrisy (mrakṣa),
  3. lethargy (styāna),
  4. languor (middha),
  5. regret (kaukṛtya),
  6. agitation (auddhatya),
  7. shamelessness (āhrīkya),
  8. non-embarrassment (anapatrāpya),
  9. avarice (mātsarya),
  10. envy, (īrṣyā).

Moreover, because they fetter the mind, all the afflictions are called manifestly active defilements (paryavasthāna).

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Paryavasthāna (पर्यवस्थान).—

1) Opposition, resistance, obstruction.

2) Contradiction.

Derivable forms: paryavasthānam (पर्यवस्थानम्).

See also (synonyms): paryavasthā.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paryavasthāna (पर्यवस्थान).—nt. (once m., Divy 458.14; seems = Pali pariyuṭṭhāna in meaning 1, but see BHS paryutthāna), (1) (state of) possession (by vice or depravity; compare AbhidhK. LaV-P. v.1, n. 4, where it is shown that some schools equated this with kleśa and anuśaya): nānā-dṛṣṭy- anuśaya-°na-kleśa-praśamana-kuśalaḥ (of a Bodhisattva) Mvy 862 (= Tibetan kun nas dkris pa, complete wrapping up, ensnaring); °nam (erroneous var. paryupasth°) Mvy 2139 (Tibetan id.), follows upakleśa; -anuśaya-parya° Gv 387.4, see s.v. anuśaya; kāma-chanda-°na-duḥkhitānāṃ sattvā- nāṃ Bbh 145.8 f.; a longer list of vices in cpd. ending °na- duḥkhitānāṃ sattvānāṃ 10; -anuśayopakleśa-°nānām Bbh 202.20; kleśa-°nam anuśayo vā Bbh 388.8; raktānāṃ rāga-°naṃ vigacchati Bbh 76.3; tasyā yad rāga-°naṃ tad vigataṃ, dveṣa-°nam utpannam Divy 520.9—10, possession by passion (desire) disappeared, and possession by loathing arose; niṣparyavasthāna-jñāna- Śikṣ 24.7, acc. to note in Transl. = Tibetan yoṅs su dkrigs pa (obscuration, instead of dkris pa, above, enwrapping), knowledge that is free from possession (by vice, impurity); (2) more particularly cpd. with krodha, possession by anger: krodha-°na Bbh 158.11 (Tibetan as in Mvy above); Divy 186.9; Av ii.128.4—5; °nena paryavasthitaḥ Bbh 149.17 (Tibetan as in Mvy above, for both noun and ppp.); compare krodha-paryavasthita, under next; (3) hence, more specifically, without expression of krodha, anger (compare, with a different implication, Eng. possessed, orig. sc. by an evil spirit): tena tīvreṇa °nena kharavākkarma niścāritaṃ Divy 54.20 and, yadāsya °naṃ vigataṃ 23; tīvreṇa ca °nena śirasi mallakena prahāro dattaḥ Divy 177.8; tīvreṇa °nena paryavasthitaḥ Divy 185.29; tīvra-°na-paryavasthito 'yaṃ Śikṣ 58.10; °no vigataḥ (m.!) Divy 458.14, his anger departed, tato vigata- °naḥ (Bhvr.) kathayati 15; °nam Divy 521.2. Cf. next.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Paryavasthāna (पर्यवस्थान) or Paryyavasthāna.—n.

(-naṃ) Opposition, resistance, contradiction. E. pari against, ava being, sthāna standing.

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