Pratipatti: 20 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति).—Knowledge, understanding; cf. तस्मादनभ्युपायः शब्दानां प्रतिपत्तौ प्रतिपद-प्राठः। (tasmādanabhyupāyaḥ śabdānāṃ pratipattau pratipada-prāṭhaḥ|) M.Bh. on Ahn. 1 ; also cf. MBh. on P. I. 1. 20. Vart.5 I.1 44,46 etc.

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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.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति) refers to “giving”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 21.63.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति):—Ability to take quick and proper dicision as per time and need

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति) refers to “gaining (the six acts” (of magic), according to the according to the Amaraughaprabodha (6): a short 13th century treatise on Yoga attributed to Gorakṣanātha which teaches the fourfold system of yoga (Mantra, Laya, Haṭha and Rāja).—Accordingly, “That which causes the gains (pratipatti) of the six acts [of magic] does not manifest through Mantra; the mind does not become immersed in the [space between] the eyebrows, [the tip of] the nose and so on, by some method †[like an insect]†; and the Yogins’ breath does not go into the base [of the spine] because of various practices, without the respected Rājayoga, which is an abode of splendour full of eternal bliss”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति) refers to “resumption (of charities)”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “[...] It has been said that there are eighteen addictions. These are the outcome of the desire for earthly enjovments. [...] Abuse of money is (a) want of discrimination in accepting and making gifts; (b) refusal of legitimate gifts; (c) making gifts to undeserving persons; (d) ruinous charity, and (e) resumption of charities (dāna-pratipatti). This should be practised with caution by trusted emissaries in an enemy’s country. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति) refers to “practice”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Ratnapāṇi said: ‘Son of good family, what are those eight dharmas included in?’ Gaganagañja said: ‘Son of good family, these eight dharmas are included in sixteen dharmas. What are these sixteen? [...] (5) the unsullied thought is included in firmness and power; (6) the undiminished vigour is included in doing suchness and correct practice (samyañc-pratipatti); (7) the collection of merits is included in application and going to the limit of application; (8) the collection of knowledge is included in learning and cultivating what has been learned. Son of good family, the eight dharmas are included in these sixteen dharmas. [...]’”.

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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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति, “practice”) or Pratipattibala refers to the “the strength of practice” and represents one of the “ten strengths of the Bodhisattvas” (bala) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 75). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., pratipatti). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D. Pratisaṃkhyāna can also be spelled as Pratisaṅkhyāna.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pratipatti.—cf. pratipattau (LP), explained as ‘convincing’; but actually ‘during the administration of…’. Note: pratipatti is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति).—f.

1) Getting; acquirement, gain; चन्द्रलोकप्रतिपत्तिः (candralokapratipattiḥ); स्वर्ग° (svarga°) &c.

2) Perception, observation, consciousness, (right) knowledge; वागर्थप्रतिपत्तये (vāgarthapratipattaye) R.1.1; तयोरभेदप्रतिपत्तिरस्ति मे (tayorabhedapratipattirasti me) Bhartṛhari 3.99; गुणिनामपि निजरूपप्रतिपत्तिः परत एव संभवति (guṇināmapi nijarūpapratipattiḥ parata eva saṃbhavati) Vās.

3) Assent, compliance, acceptance; प्रतिपत्तिपराङ्मुखी (pratipattiparāṅmukhī) Bhaṭṭikāvya 8.95 'averse from compliance, unyielding'.

4) Admission, acknowledgment.

5) Assertion, statement.

6) Undertaking, beginning, commencement.

7) Action, proceeding, course of action, procedure; वयस्य का प्रतिपत्तिरत्र (vayasya kā pratipattiratra) M.4; Kumārasambhava 5.42; विषाद- लुप्तप्रतिपत्तिविस्मितं सैन्यम् (viṣāda- luptapratipattivismitaṃ sainyam) R.3.4 'which did not know what course of action to follow through dismay'.

8) Performance, doing, proceeding with; प्रस्तुतप्रतिपत्तये (prastutapratipattaye) R.15.75.

9) Resolution, determination; कैकेय्याः प्रतिपत्तिर्हि कथं स्यान्मम वेदने (kaikeyyāḥ pratipattirhi kathaṃ syānmama vedane) Rām.2.22.16; व्यवसायः प्रतिपत्तिनिष्ठुरः (vyavasāyaḥ pratipattiniṣṭhuraḥ) R.8.65.

1) News, intelligence; कर्मसिद्धावाशु प्रतिपत्तिमानय (karmasiddhāvāśu pratipattimānaya) Mu.4; Ś.6.

11) Honour, respect, mark of distinction, respectful behaviour; सामान्यप्रतिपत्तिपूर्वकमियं दारेषु दृश्या त्वया (sāmānyapratipattipūrvakamiyaṃ dāreṣu dṛśyā tvayā) Ś.4.17;7.1; R.14.22;15.12; तत् कस्मादेतस्मिन् महानुभावे प्रतिपत्तिमूढा तिष्ठसि (tat kasmādetasmin mahānubhāve pratipattimūḍhā tiṣṭhasi) Nāg.1; यत्स महानुभावो वाङ्मात्रेणापि अकृतप्रतिपत्तिः अदक्षिणेति मां संभावयिष्यति (yatsa mahānubhāvo vāṅmātreṇāpi akṛtapratipattiḥ adakṣiṇeti māṃ saṃbhāvayiṣyati) Nāg.2.

12) A method, means.

13) Intellect, intelligence.

14) Use, application.

15) Promotion, preferment, exaltation.

16) Fame, renown, reputation.

17) Boldness, assurance, confidence.

18) Conviction, proof.

19) A rite from which no advantage accrues.

2) The concluding portion of an action. (In Daṇḍaviveka, G. O. S.52, p.259, it means punishment of an offence.)

21) Disposing of a matter or a thing which has served the purpose of something else; यद् येन प्रयोजनेन सम्बद्ध- मुत्पद्यते तत् तदर्थमेव न्याय्यम् । तस्यान्यत्र गमने प्रतिपत्तिरित्येतदुपपद्यते (yad yena prayojanena sambaddha- mutpadyate tat tadarthameva nyāyyam | tasyānyatra gamane pratipattirityetadupapadyate) ŚB. on MS.4.2.19. Also cf. यष हि न्यायो यदन्यत्र कृतार्थ- मन्यत्र प्रतिपाद्यत इति (yaṣa hi nyāyo yadanyatra kṛtārtha- manyatra pratipādyata iti) ŚB. on MS.4.2.22; cf. also प्रतिपत्तिश्च विविक्तकरणेन उपकरोति (pratipattiśca viviktakaraṇena upakaroti) ŚB. on MS.6.4.3. Hence प्रतिपत्ति- कर्मन् (pratipatti- karman) means 'a mere disposal' (as opposed to arthakarman); किं शाखाप्रहरणं प्रतिपत्तिकर्म उतार्थकर्मेति (kiṃ śākhāpraharaṇaṃ pratipattikarma utārthakarmeti) ŚB. on MS.4.2.1.

22) giving (dāna); अपात्रे प्रतिपत्तिः (apātre pratipattiḥ); Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.26.31; दानवारि- रसिकाय विभूतेर्वश्मि तेऽस्मि सुतरां प्रतिपत्तिम् (dānavāri- rasikāya vibhūtervaśmi te'smi sutarāṃ pratipattim) N.21.63.

23) Remedy (pratividhāna); प्रतिपत्तिं कां प्रत्यपद्यन्त मामकाः (pratipattiṃ kāṃ pratyapadyanta māmakāḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 7.46. 3.

Derivable forms: pratipattiḥ (प्रतिपत्तिः).

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

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति).—f. (not far in meaning from Sanskrit id., [Boehtlingk and Roth] s.v. 5; but closer to Pali paṭipatti), behavior, practice, performance, especially good behavior, religiously; opp. to vipratipatti, q.v.; here are included some passages previously misinterpreted (especially those from Saddharmapuṇḍarīka): pratipatti (acc.) darśeti bahupra- kāraṃ (v.l. °rāṃ) Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 120.5 (verse), (the Buddha) shows (to men of various sorts) good behavior in many ways, or the various sorts of good behavior; pratipattyā ca saṃpādayet 395.12 (prose), and (who) shall put into effect (this sūtra) by his behavior (conduct, in practice); ye tubhya dharma śrutvā pratipattim eṣyatī hi Lalitavistara 355.12 (verse), who, having heard the dharma from you, will arrive at proper behavior (i.e. will put it into practice); °ttīya saṃpanno Mahāvastu ii.357.20, perfect in behavior; ārādhyate satpratipattimadbhir dharmo Jātakamālā 106.19, by those having virtuous behavior; °tti-guṇa- sauṣṭhavāc ca 142.17, °tti-śobhayā 20; vācayā yatha va- danti te budhās tatra caiva pratipattiyā (in actual practice) sthitāḥ Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 11.1 (verse); śrutvā ca tasmin pratipattiye sthito 36.12 (verse), and having heard it he remains steadfast in it by his behavior; °ttiś ca mayāpi bhāṣitā iha sūtre 59.10 (verse); pratipattitu Śikṣāsamuccaya 4.16, thru their holy behavior; sarvabodhisattvaśikṣā-pratipattayaḥ Gaṇḍavyūha 461.9 ([bahuvrīhi], characterized by practice of…); °ttiṣu vyādhinirghātana- saṃjñā Gaṇḍavyūha 464.10, misquoted śatrunirghātana° Śikṣāsamuccaya 36.4, to good behavior (should be applied) the name of destroyer of diseases; bhūtapratipattiḥ śramaṇaḥ Kāśyapa Parivarta 125.1, a monk of true (correct) behavior; Bodhisattvabhūmi 3.22; 4.2 (see s.v. pratipanna); [Page364-b+ 71] 213.18; pratipatti-kāmo Daśabhūmikasūtra.g. 16(352).17; Daśabhūmikasūtra 25.13 ff.; note especially line 15,…anavakāśo yad ātmā vipratipatti- sthitaḥ parān samyak-pratipattau sthāpayet…, it is inconceivable that myself remaining in evil behavior should establish others in good behavior; pratipatti-vipratipatti- sthitānā(ṃ) sattvānām anutsargaḥ (not dismissing) ekāṃ- śavacanatā (speaking to them in the same way) Kāśyapa Parivarta 25.7; (eteṣu…) dharmeṣu pratipattir na vipratipattiḥ Samādhirājasūtra p. 14 line 2, good, not bad, behavior; sarvatragāminī-prati- pattijñāna-balam Dharmasaṃgraha 76, see s.v. pratipad, which is here and often interchangeable with pratipatti.In Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.86.10 read with ms. amuko bhikṣuḥ sa bhagavatā prati- pa(t)tyeva vyākṛtaḥ (ed. °tāḥ, doubtless misprint): prati- pattyā iva, as it seems by his intellectual realization (so Sanskrit pratipatti), or with confidence due to experience (so AMg. paḍivatti); the ed. em. to pratipadyeva, stating in note that Tibetan reads sṅa nas, which means formerly and which I cannot relate to either reading. Is there a corruption?

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

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति).—f.

(-ttiḥ) 1. Fame, renown, reputation. 2. Gaining, getting, obtaining, acquirement. 3. Action, wordly practice or activity, as opposed to religious contemplation. 4. Use, application, profit. 5. Arrogance, audacity, confidence. 6. Knowledge, perception, observation, determination, ascertainment. 7. Elevation, exaltation, promotion, acquirement of rank or dignity. 8. Acknowledgment, assent, admission, aceptance. 9. Inspiring trust or confidence, satisfying, shewing in proof. 10. Respectful or affectionate behaviour. 11. Purpose, design. 12. Comprehending, including. 13. Distribution, disposal. 14. Giving, presentation. 15. Intellect, intelligence. 16. Inclination, tendency. 17. Method, means. 18. Promotion, preferment. 19. Proof, conviction. 20. Undertaking, commencement. 21. Resolution. 22. Procedure, act of proceeding. 23. Knowledge of what to do. 24. Blinding, misleading, deceiving. 25. Throwing Ghee on the fire, or images into a sacred stream, or any similar rite from which no advantage is expected. E. prati severally or towards, &c. pad to go, aff. ktin .

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

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति).—i. e. prati-pad + ti, f. 1. Obtaining, acquirement, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 2801. 2. Perception, 1747. 3. Knowledge, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 8, 4. 4. Acknowledgment, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 2159. 5. Admitting, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 283. 6. Proceeding, acting, Mahābhārata 13, 2461. 7. A means, [Mālavikāgnimitra, (ed. Tullberg.)] 48, 6. 8. Respectful behaviour, honouring, worshipping, [Pañcatantra] 117, 12; Mahābhārata 7, 7467. 9. Giving, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 2659. 10. Causing, Kām. Nītis. 1, 40. 11. Confidence.

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

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति).—[feminine] acquiring, getting, perceiving, understanding, wisdom, intelligence, supposition, assertion, statement; agreement, admission; giving, bestowing on ([locative] or —°); honouring, respecting; causing, effecting; undertaking, beginning, proceeding at or with ([genetive] or [locative]); means against ([genetive]) to ([locative]).

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

1) Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति):—[=prati-patti] [from prati-pad] f. gaining, obtaining, acquiring, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Śaṃkarācārya]

2) [v.s. ...] perception, observation, ascertainment, knowledge, intellect, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] supposition, assertion, statement, [Bhartṛhari; Tattvasamāsa]

4) [v.s. ...] admission, acknowledgment, [Yājñavalkya]

5) [v.s. ...] giving, granting, bestowing on ([locative case] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

6) [v.s. ...] causing, effecting, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

7) [v.s. ...] beginning, action, procedure in or with ([locative case] [genitive case] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (tatra kā pratipattiḥ syāt, what is to be done there? [Mahābhārata]; kā tasya pratipattiḥ. what is to be done with it? [Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti])

8) [v.s. ...] respectful reception or behaviour, homage, welcome, [ib.] (ttiṃ-√dā, to show honour, [Śakuntalā])

9) [v.s. ...] confidence, assurance, determination, [Rāmāyaṇa] (cf. a-pratp)

10) [v.s. ...] resource, means for ([locative case]), expedient against ([genitive case]), [Jaimini]

11) [v.s. ...] high rank or dignity, rule, reign, [Catalogue(s)]

12) [v.s. ...] conclusion, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

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

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति):—[prati-patti] (ttiḥ) 2. f. Fame; gaining; action; use; arrogance; knowledge; elevation; assent; purpose; convincing; including; giving up; deceiving.

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

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paḍivatti.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति):—(nf) acquisition, acquirement, accomplishment.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pratipatti (ಪ್ರತಿಪತ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] an acquiring or being acquired; acquisition; a gaining, obtaining.

2) [noun] understanding; knowledge; perception.

3) [noun] a decision, judgement or conclusion.

4) [noun] great mental ability; high intelligence; intellect.

5) [noun] a great natural ability (for a particular activity); strong disposition or inclination; talent; genius.

6) [noun] agreement; accord; concurrence.

7) [noun] the act of one who undertakes some task, responsibility, etc.; undertaking.

8) [noun] the way a person behaves or acts; conduct; manners; behaviour.

9) [noun] high repute; honour; dignity.

10) [noun] position; rank; standing; status.

11) [noun] wide recognition; fame; renown; celebrity.

12) [noun] readiness to take risk or face danger; fearlessness; daringness; boldness.

13) [noun] that by which something is done or obtained.

14) [noun] a concluding of a religious rite, sacrifice.

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