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[«previous next»] — Pratisarati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pratisarati (प्रतिसरति).—(compare prec.; = Pali paṭisarati, which is [Page373-a+ 71] a unitary verb and has nothing to do with Sanskrit prati- smarati, despite [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]; paṭisaranti in Dīghanikāya (Pali) commentary i.267.24 occurs in a gloss on gotta-paṭisāriṇo which belongs with [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] °sarati), (lit. returns to;) attends to, refers to: Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 196.8, (as if one should point out something to someone with his finger, and that person) aṅgulyagram eva prati- sared vīkṣitum, should turn his attention only to the finger- tip (instead of the indicated object) to look at; Śālistambasūtra 88.16 na pūrvāntaṃ °ti, pays no attention to the past (nor future, 89.3, nor present, 89.6); this passage cited Śikṣāsamuccaya 227.7, 8, 10; (kvacit…) na °ti Śikṣāsamuccaya 229.6, pays no heed to anything; śūnyatā (for °tāṃ, acc.)…pratisaratha Kāśyapa Parivarta 64.3; °saranti id.5; (paraiś ca…) āhataḥ san…dhar- matāṃ vā °raty ātmānam eva vā aparādhikaṃ paśyati Bodhisattvabhūmi 255.13, and when attacked by others, he either takes it as a natural thing (see dharmatā), or regards himself, rather, as to blame; -nītārthaṃ sūtraṃ °rati na neyārthaṃ Bodhisattvabhūmi 257.10 (compare Mahāvyutpatti 1549, s.v. pratisaraṇa), he attends to a sūtra of clearly defined meaning, not one of which the meaning needs definition; dharmatām eva °rati Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 329.3 (as in Bodhisattvabhūmi 255.13 above); Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iii.108.8, 9.

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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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