Paryeshana, Paryeṣaṇa, Paryeṣaṇā: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Paryeṣaṇa and Paryeṣaṇā can be transliterated into English as Paryesana or Paryeshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Paryeṣaṇa (पर्येषण) refers to “searching (for the Dharma)”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 27).—Accordingly, “[...] Cultivation of the good dharmas, confident faith ignoring doubt, absence of laziness, insatiability in searching for the Dharma (dharma-paryeṣaṇa-asaṃtuṣṭi) conducted among the saints and up to worldly people – insatiability like that of the ocean that engulfs the waves – that is what characterizes the mental exertion of the Bodhisattva. [...] The exertion of the Bodhisattva cannot be the object of an ordinary comparison. If the person digging the well does not succeed in finding water, this is as a result of his small efforts and not because there is no water. If there is no water in that place, there is some elsewhere, to be sure, and he should go where it is. The Bodhisattva must go to Buddha-hood, go there insatiably, and teach people relentlessly [to go there]. This is why we spoke of insatiability (asaṃtuṣṭi). [...]”.

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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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[«previous next»] — Paryeshana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paryeṣaṇa (पर्येषण) or Paryeṣaṇā (पर्येषणा).—

1) Investigation by reasoning.

2) Search, inquiry in general; श्रूयतां यः प्रयत्नो मे सीतापर्येषणे कृतः (śrūyatāṃ yaḥ prayatno me sītāparyeṣaṇe kṛtaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.282.17.

3) Homage, worship.

4) Spending the rainy season (Buddh.).

Derivable forms: paryeṣaṇam (पर्येषणम्).

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

Paryeṣaṇā (पर्येषणा).—(Sanskrit Gr. id., = Pali pariyesanā; Sanskrit °ṇa, nt.), seeking, striving after: °ṇāṃ Divyāvadāna 56.13; 151.25 (pakṣa-; here ed. em. °ṇaṃ); °ṇā Bodhisattvabhūmi 22.22 (bhogānāṃ); 194.10; 294.10 ff.; Mahāvyutpatti 7276.

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

Paryeṣaṇā (पर्येषणा) or Paryyeṣaṇā.—f.

(-ṇā) 1. Research, investigation of duty by reasoning. 2. Search, inquiry in general. E. pari severally, iṣ to go, with yuc and ṭāp affs.

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

Paryeṣaṇa (पर्येषण).—i. e. pari-iṣ + ana, n. Investigating, searching, Mahābhārata 3, 16213.

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

Paryeṣaṇa (पर्येषण).—[neuter] searching, inquiring.

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

1) Paryeṣaṇa (पर्येषण):—[=pary-eṣaṇa] [from parīṣ] a n. search, inquiry, investigation, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] striving after, [Nyāyasūtra]

3) Paryeṣaṇā (पर्येषणा):—[=pary-eṣaṇā] [from pary-eṣaṇa > parīṣ] f. = parīṣṭi, [Pāṇini 3-3, 107], [vArttika] 3, [Patañjali]

4) Paryeṣaṇa (पर्येषण):—[=pary-eṣaṇa] b etc. See parīṣ.

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

Paryeṣaṇā (पर्येषणा):—[parye-ṣaṇā] (ṇā) 1. f. Research, inquiry.

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Paryeshana 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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