Prabheda: 16 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Prabhed.
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Prabheda (प्रभेद).—Smaller division, sub-division.
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Prabheda (प्रभेद) refers to the “primary division” (e.g., the chief towns), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 10), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If, while Saturn is in Kṛttikā, Jupiter should be in the constellation of Viśākhā, mankind will then become very wicked. If both the planets should be in one and the same constellation, the chief towns [i.e., pura-prabheda] will suffer. If Saturn should appear variegated in colour, birds will perish; if yellow, there will be fear from hunger; if of blood colour, there will be wars in the land and if of ashy colour, mankind will be very much at strife. If Saturn should appear as bright as the Vaidūrya gem or pure or of the colour of the Bāṇa (a black flower) or Atasī flower, mankind will be happy. Whatever may be the colour of Saturn, the persons who or objects which correspond to the particular colour will suffer”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Prabheda (प्रभेद) refers to the “division (of words)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja, having praised the Lord with these verses, addressed himself to the Lord: ‘[...] The Lord, having known the meaning (artha), is skilled in the knowledge of the division of words (pada-prabheda-jñāna). The Lord, having known the proper time, is always free of faulty prediction. The Lord, having known the proper measure, teaches the dharma accordingly to each individual of all living being.[...]’”.
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism
Prabheda (प्रभेद, “ten-thousand”) is the fifth of sixty digits (decimal place) in an special enumeration system mentioned by Vasubandhu in his Abhidharmakośa (“treasury of knowledge”). The explanations of the measure of years, eons, and so forth must be comprehended through calculation based on a numerical system. Enumeration begins from one and increases by a factor of ten for each shift in decimal place. The sixtieth number in this series is called “countless”.
Among these decimal positions (e.g., prabheda, “ten-thousand”), the first nine positions from one to one hundred million are called ‘single set enumeration’. From a billion up to, but not including countless is “the enumeration of the great companion” and is called the ‘recurring enumeration’.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Splitting, cleaving, opening.
2) Division, separation.
3) The flowing of rut or ichor from the temples of an elephant; बभूव तेनातितरां सुदुःसहः कटप्रभेदेन करीव पार्थिवः (babhūva tenātitarāṃ suduḥsahaḥ kaṭaprabhedena karīva pārthivaḥ) R.3.37.
4) Difference, distinction.
5) A kind or sort.
6) The place of origin (as of a river); शोणस्य नर्मदायाश्च प्रभेदे कुरुनन्दन (śoṇasya narmadāyāśca prabhede kurunandana) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.85.9.
Derivable forms: prabhedaḥ (प्रभेदः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Prabheda (प्रभेद).—m., (1) ten thousand: Mahāvyutpatti 7993 (meaning proved by position and Tibetan khri); (2) analysis, solution (of questions): praśna-°da-kuśalaś Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 340.2.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-daḥ) Kind, sort, difference. 2. Splitting, opening. 3. The flowing of ichor from the temples of an elephant. E. pra before, bheda kind.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prabheda (प्रभेद).—i. e. pra-bhid + a, m. 1. Division, cutting through, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 23. 2. Difference, Bhāṣāp. 51. 3. Kind, [Daśakumāracarita] in
Prabheda (प्रभेद).—[masculine] splitting, division, separation, difference, species, kind.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Prabheda (प्रभेद):—[=pra-bheda] [from pra-bhid] a m. splitting, piercing, cutting through, [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa]
2) [v.s. ...] the flowing of juice from the temples of an elephant, [Meghadūta]
3) [v.s. ...] division, subdivision, variety, species, kind, sort, [Mahābhārata; Kapila; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi; Suśruta]
4) [=pra-bheda] b See pra-√bhid.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prabheda (प्रभेद):—[pra-bheda] (daḥ) 1. m. Kind; difference.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Prabheda (प्रभेद) [Also spelled prabhed]:—(nm) variety; types, kinds.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a breaking or being broken.
2) [noun] a distinct kind; a sort; a variety; a class.
3) [noun] a group having characteristics of its own within a species or subspecies; subdivision of a species.
4) [noun] a way or method in which something is done or happens; a mode or fashion of procedure; a manner.
5) [noun] condition, quality, fact or instance of being different; difference.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with: Amtahprabheda, Amtaraprabheda, Amtimaprabheda, Kataprabheda, Nabhahprabheda, Padaprabheda, Phanishirshaprabheda, Puraprabheda, Sarvadharmapadaprabheda, Shabdaprabheda, Shatcakraprabheda, Suprabheda.
Full-text: Shabdaprabhedanamamala, Suprabhedatantra, Shatcakraprabheda, Prabhed, Sarvadharmapadaprabheda, Shabdaprabheda, Suprabhedapratishthatantra, Prabhedata, Jinavimala, Nabhahprabheda, Kataprabheda, Shabdabhedaprakasha, Shatcakra, Phanishirsha, Pali, Akshayapratibhana, Jnanakaushalya, Dharmapada, Bhitti, Vrittanta.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 6 - Buddha’s preferences for Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata < [Chapter V - Rājagṛha]
III. The Eleven Knowledges (ekādaśa-jñāna) according to the Mahāyāna < [Part 1 - The eleven knowledges (jñāna, ñāṇa)]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Text 16 < [Chapter 3 - Tṛtīya-yāma-sādhana (Pūrvāhna-kālīya-bhajana–niṣṭhā-bhajana)]
Text 5 < [Chapter 6 - Ṣaṣṭha-yāma-sādhana (Sāyaṃ-kālīya-bhajana–bhāva)]