Pratitya, aka: Pratītya; 1 Definition(s)


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Pratītya (प्रतीत्य).—ger., also used virtually as postpos. (derived from Sanskrit prati-i-; = Pali paṭicca), dependent on, based on: daśa bhūmayo buddhajñānaṃ pratītya prajñāyante Dbh 95.27; hetuṃ pratītya bhavaśūnya śruṇitva dharmā (or °māṃ) LV 117.1 (verse; so read), hearing that the states- of-being are based on a cause and void of (real) existence; yatha muñja pratītya valvajaṃ rajju…vartitā LV 176.7, cited Śikṣ 238.5 (verse; so read), as, on the basis of muñja or valvaja (grass), a rope is produced; cakṣuś ca pratītya rūpataḥ cakṣuvijñānaṃ LV 176.17, cited Śikṣ 239.5 (verse); yatha tantri pratītya dāru ca…LV 177.13, cited Śikṣ 241.1 (verse); hetuṃ pratītya imi saṃbhuta (= °bhūtāḥ) sarvadharmā LV 419.9 (verse); skandhā (acc. pl.) pratītya samudeti hi duḥkham evaṃ LV 419.13 (verse); upadhi (mss.) pratītya duḥkhasya saṃbhavo Mv ii.418.10; used abso- lutely, without object, in dependence (on something else): pratītya sarve imi bhāva utthitāḥ SP 191.12 (verse); pratītya dharmaṃ (read °mā?) pravicito (v.l. °tā, so read?) bo- dhisattvaḥ…Mv ii.346.3 (verse; but construction is not clear); dharmā (n. pl.) pratītya utpadyante (or °ti; so with mss.) Mv iii.66.6, 12; also in comp. with a following or prec. word, as in pratītya-samutpāda, q.v., but in this and in some of the following pratītya could be under- stood as a separate word, as in the prec. cases, in de- pendence: hetu-pratītya-kuśalo LV 125.2 (verse), wise in re- gard to (things that are) dependent on causes; anyonya- pratītya-hetutaḥ LV 176.6 (verse); sāmagri-pratītyataś ca sā [Page374-a+ 71] vāca-mana-buddhi-vaśena niścarī LV 177.9, cited Śikṣ 240.9 (verse), or perhaps understand sāmagri pratītya (a)taś ca°, depending on the totality, and hence by force of voice, mind, and consciousness, this (utterance) has gone forth; dharma (acc. pl.) pratītya-samutthita buddhvā LV 308.13 (verse); pratītya-jātā (dharmā ime) LV 340.3 (verse); pratītya-samudāgataṃ jagac chūnyaṃ LV 375.11 (verse); pratītya-samutpannāṃ dharmām Mv iii.61.3; pratītyāva- tārobhayāntadṛṣṭisamatikramaṇa-cakraṃ LV 423.2, the wheel that transcends the false view of two alternatives (see next passage) by penetration of (what exists) by depending (on other things, Tibetan rten ba la ḥjug śiṅ…); ubhayānta means, not the extreme types of behavior, violent asceticism and sensuality (see pratipad), but the notion of contrast between oneself and others, as is shown by Gv 469.9 ātmaparasaṃjñā-dṛṣṭi-vigatena pratītyāvatārajñānena; so also pratītyāvatārāviruddhaṃ (so read with 1 ms. for Lefm. °ddha-; Tib…mi ḥgal ba, and in a new, separate, phrase zhi ba = śāntaṃ) śāntaṃ LV 423.11, unhindered thru penetration of… (as above), and calm. Cf. next.

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