Pratigrihya, Pratigṛhya: 7 definitions


Pratigrihya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Pratigṛhya can be transliterated into English as Pratigrhya or Pratigrihya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Pratigṛhya (प्रतिगृह्य) refers to an “acceptable (offering)”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Oṃ an offering of eatables all combined, full of food to be enjoyed, Provided with drink to be enjoyed, an acceptable offering from her (naivedyaṃ pratigṛhya-tām), Five kinds of virtuous conduct, completely full of egg-born fish, Of one mind with the Nirvikalpa, eat and enjoy Hūṃ”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Pratigṛhya (प्रतिगृह्य) refers to “having accepted” (the self), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Having assented to your own births in the forest of life, the pain you have been suffering previously for a long time by roaming about on the path of bad conduct subject to wrong faith is [like] an external fire. Now, having entered (pravigāhya; var.—pratigṛhya; var.—saṃpratigāhya) the self which is cherishing the end of all restlessness, wise, solitary, supreme [and] self-abiding, may you behold the beautiful face of liberation. [Thus ends the reflection on] difference [between the body and the self]”.

Synonyms: Vyāpya.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pratigṛhya (प्रतिगृह्य).—mfn.

(-hyaḥ-hyā-hyaṃ) To be taken, what may be accepted, &c. Ind. 1. Having taken. 2. Bringing up the rear. E. prati, and grah to take, kyap or lyap aff.

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

1) Pratigṛhya (प्रतिगृह्य):—[=prati-gṛhya] [from prati-grah] mfn. to be accepted, acceptable, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] (‘from’ [genitive case] [Pāṇini 3-1, 118], [vArttika] 1, [Patañjali])

2) [v.s. ...] one from whom anything may be accepted (See a-pratigṛhya).

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

Pratigṛhya (प्रतिगृह्य):—[prati-gṛhya] (hyaḥ-hyā-hyaṃ) a. That should be accepted or taken: ind. Having taken; bringing up the rear.

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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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