Pradhvamsabhava, Pradhvaṃsābhāva, Pradhvamsa-abhava: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Nyaya (school of philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories

Pradhvaṃsābhāva (प्रध्वंसाभाव) refers to “destructive/posterior non-existence” and represents one of the four types of abhāva (non-existence) according to Annaṃbhaṭṭa’s Tarkasaṃgraha.—Pradhvaṃsābhāva is a abhāva of a thing which is caused after its destruction e.g., a potter produces a jar but it is broken into pieces. Then we find the abhāva of the jar in the pieces. This abhāva is called pradhvaṃsābhāva. This abhāva begins with destruction but it can never be ended in any way. This abhāva would continue till eternity. So, it is ananta. The same jar cannot be produced again. This abhāva of jar is found through its destruction.

According to Keśava Miśra, when the product effect is destroyed in the cause, it is known as pradhvaṃsābhāva. Pradhvaṃsa means destruction. He gives an example that when a jar is destroyed through the stroke of a club, the dhvaṃsābhāva is found in its fragments. Viśvanātha defines it as the non- existence which is produced. According to Śivāditya, that is known as pradhvaṃsābhāva which has beginning but no end. Like Śivāditya Annaṃbhaṭṭa also gives the definition that pradhvaṃsābhāva has beginning but has no end. It happens after the production of an effect.

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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Pradhvaṃsābhāva (प्रध्वंसाभाव):—The ideology which describes every substance does not exists after its destruction

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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.

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In Jainism

Jain philosophy

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Source: Anekanta Jaya Pataka of Haribhadra Suri

Pradhvaṃsābhāva (प्रध्वंसाभाव) refers to “subsequent non-existence” and represents one of the four kinds of Abhāva (“non-existence), as used in the Anekāntajayapatākā-prakaraṇa, a Śvetāmbara Jain philosophical work written by Haribhadra Sūri.—[Cf. Vol. I, P. 17, l. 29]

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pradhvaṃsābhāva (प्रध्वंसाभाव).—m S Non-being through destruction or extinction. See abhāva.

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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 dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pradhvaṃsābhāva (प्रध्वंसाभाव).—'non-existence caused by destruction', one of the four kinds of अभाव (abhāva) or non-existence, in which the non-existence of a thing is caused by destruction, as of an effect subsequently to its production.

Derivable forms: pradhvaṃsābhāvaḥ (प्रध्वंसाभावः).

Pradhvaṃsābhāva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pradhvaṃsa and abhāva (अभाव).

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

Pradhvaṃsābhāva (प्रध्वंसाभाव).—m.

(-vaḥ) Non-existence on account of annihilation, non-existence of anything which existed before, (in logic.)

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

Pradhvaṃsābhāva (प्रध्वंसाभाव):—[=pra-dhvaṃsābhāva] [from pra-dhvaṃsa > pra-dhvaṃs] m. non-existence in consequence of annihilation, ceasing to exist, [Tarkasaṃgraha; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha etc.]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pradhvaṃsābhāva (ಪ್ರಧ್ವಂಸಾಭಾವ):—[noun] (dvaita phi.) complete absence.

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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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