Prashrabdhi, Praśrabdhi: 8 definitions


Prashrabdhi means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Praśrabdhi can be transliterated into English as Prasrabdhi or Prashrabdhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Praśrabdhi (प्रश्रब्धि, “relaxation”) refers to one of ten constituents (dravya) of the thirty-seven auxiliaries to enlightenment (bodhipākṣika), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XXXI.—Accordingly, “these thirty-seven auxiliaries (bodhipākṣika) have ten things (dravya) as roots (mūla). Relaxation (praśrabdhi) constitutes the factor-of-enlightenment called relaxation (praśrabdhi-saṃbodhyaṅga)”.

Source: WikiPedia: Mahayana Buddhism

Praśrabdhi (प्रश्रब्धि) (Tibetan: shin-sbyangs) refers to “pliancy” (which is applied as an antidote for laziness), and represents one of the eight Pratipakṣa (“applications”) or Abhisaṃskāra (“applications”) (applied to overcome the five faults), according to Kamalaśīla and the Śrāvakabhūmi section of the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra.

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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Prashrabdhi in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Praśrabdhi (प्रश्रब्धि, “tranquillity”) refers to one of the fourty “conditions” (saṃskāra) that are “associated with mind” (citta-samprayukta) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 30). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., praśrabdhi). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Praśrabdhi also refers to one of the “seven factors of awakening” (bodhyaṅga) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 49), itself forming part of the “thirty-seven things on the side of awakening” (bodhipākṣika-dharma).

Praśrabdhi (“calm”) also refers to one of the “eight practices for the abandoning of conditions” (saṃskāra) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 119).

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Praśrabdhi (प्रश्रब्धि).—f. Trust, confidence.

Derivable forms: praśrabdhiḥ (प्रश्रब्धिः).

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

Praśrabdhi (प्रश्रब्धि) or Prasrabdhi.—f. (= Pali passaddhi; see prec. and next, also pratipraś°), alleviation, calming, of pain etc., sarvopadrava-prasrabdhi- Śikṣāsamuccaya 255.14; (after bodily pain has been alleviated, in the prec.,) sa kāyikaṃ prasrab- dhi-sukhaṃ labdhvā…Avadāna-śataka i.32.4; hence, calm, serenity, lack of any disturbance, bodily or mental, kāya-prasrabdhiḥ citta-°dhiḥ Bodhisattvabhūmi 110.6; (kāyika-)caitasika-prasrabdhi-jana- kaṃ Bodhisattvabhūmi 207.14; praśrabdhisukha- Gaṇḍavyūha 165.22; (mis- printed °mukha-) 189.12; prasrabdhiḥ (alone) Mahāvyutpatti 1940; as one (5th in the list) of the seven (saṃ)bodhyaṅga, q.v., Mahāvyutpatti 993; Dharmasaṃgraha 49; Lalitavistara 34.7; Daśabhūmikasūtra 39.8 (so also Pali passaddhi).

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Prasrabdhi (प्रस्रब्धि) or Prasrabdha or Prasrabhya.—(te) , see praśra°.

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

Praśrabdhi (प्रश्रब्धि):—[=pra-śrabdhi] f. (√śrambh) trust, confidence, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Prashrabdhi 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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