Pipasita, Pipāsita: 14 definitions


Pipasita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Pipāsita (पिपासित) refers to a “thirsty man”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 21).—Accordingly, “The immoral person is not respected (satkṛta) by people; his house is like a cemetery into which people do not go; he loses all his virtues like a rotten tree that people despise; he is like a frozen lotus that gives people no pleasure to see; filled with evil thoughts, he is dreadful like a demon; people do not turn to him, no more than a thirsty man (pipāsita) goes to a poisoned well; his mind is always disturbed like a guilty man who always fears the approach of punishment; he is like a field (kṣetra) covered with hailstones over which nobody can venture; [...] Even though he is called Bhikṣu because he has a shaved head, the yellow robe and presents his ‘ticket’ in the proper order, in reality he is not a Bhikṣu”.

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Pipāsita (पिपासित) refers to “(being) thirsty”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [after the Bhagavān taught the great heart-dhāraṇī], “[...] If it is otherwise and you neglect the Tathāgata’s authorization and his dignity of speech, then all Nāga residences are ignited and burnt. [...] Let them be deprived of power, and their valour be destroyed. Let them be without water. Let there be the drying up of the residence. Let them have hard bodies. Let them always have the danger of fire-sand and be hungry and thirsty (kṣut-pipāsita). [...]”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pipāsita : (pp. of pivāsati) thirsty.

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

Pipāsita, (adj.) (pp. of pipāsati, Desid. fr. pā, cp. pipāsā) thirsty S. I, 143; II, 110 (surā°); J. VI, 399; Miln. 318 (kilantatasita-p.); Vism. 262; PvA. 127; Sdhp. 151. (Page 459)

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pipāsita (पिपासित).—a. Thirsty.

See also (synonyms): pipāsin, pipāsu.

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

Pipāsita (पिपासित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Thirsty, athirst. E. pipāsā thirst, and itac aff.

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

Pipāsita (पिपासित).—[adjective] thirsty.

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

Pipāsita (पिपासित):—[from pipāsat] ([Mahābhārata; Daśakumāra-carita]) mfn. thirsty, athirst.

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

Pipāsita (पिपासित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Thirsty.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Pipāsita (पिपासित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pivāsiya.

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Pipasita 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pipasita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pipāsita (पिपासित):—(a) thirsty; a yearning/craving.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pipāsita (ಪಿಪಾಸಿತ):—[adjective] = ಪಿಪಾಸು [pipasu]1.

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Pipāsita (ಪಿಪಾಸಿತ):—[noun] = ಪಿಪಾಸು [pipasu]2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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