Pratitya, Pratītya: 2 definitions


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

Pratītya (प्रतीत्य).—ger., also used virtually as postpos. (derived from Sanskrit prati-i-; = Pali paṭicca), dependent on, based on: daśa bhūmayo buddhajñānaṃ pratītya prajñāyante Daśabhūmikasūtra 95.27; hetuṃ pratītya bhavaśūnya śruṇitva dharmā (or °māṃ) Lalitavistara 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 Lalitavistara 176.7, cited Śikṣāsamuccaya 238.5 (verse; so read), as, on the basis of muñja or valvaja (grass), a rope is produced; cakṣuś ca pratītya rūpataḥ cakṣuvijñānaṃ Lalitavistara 176.17, cited Śikṣāsamuccaya 239.5 (verse); yatha tantri pratītya dāru ca…Lalitavistara 177.13, cited Śikṣāsamuccaya 241.1 (verse); hetuṃ pratītya imi saṃbhuta (= °bhūtāḥ) sarvadharmā Lalitavistara 419.9 (verse); skandhā (acc. pl.) pratītya samudeti hi duḥkham evaṃ Lalitavistara 419.13 (verse); upadhi (mss.) pratītya duḥkhasya saṃbhavo Mahāvastu ii.418.10; used abso- lutely, without object, in dependence (on something else): pratītya sarve imi bhāva utthitāḥ Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 191.12 (verse); pratītya dharmaṃ (read °mā?) pravicito (v.l. °tā, so read?) bo- dhisattvaḥ…Mahāvastu ii.346.3 (verse; but construction is not clear); dharmā (n. pl.) pratītya utpadyante (or °ti; so with mss.) Mahāvastu iii.66.6, 12; also in composition 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 Lalitavistara 125.2 (verse), wise in re- gard to (things that are) dependent on causes; anyonya- pratītya-hetutaḥ Lalitavistara 176.6 (verse); sāmagri-pratītyataś ca sā [Page374-a+ 71] vāca-mana-buddhi-vaśena niścarī Lalitavistara 177.9, cited Śikṣāsamuccaya 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 Lalitavistara 308.13 (verse); pratītya-jātā (dharmā ime) Lalitavistara 340.3 (verse); pratītya-samudāgataṃ jagac chūnyaṃ Lalitavistara 375.11 (verse); pratītya-samutpannāṃ dharmām Mahāvastu iii.61.3; pratītyāva- tārobhayāntadṛṣṭisamatikramaṇa-cakraṃ Lalitavistara 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 Gaṇḍavyūha 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 Lalitavistara 423.11, unhindered thru penetration of… (as above), and calm. Cf. next.

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

1) Pratītya (प्रतीत्य):—[from pratī] n. confirmation, experiment, [Ṛg-veda vii, 68, 6]

2) [v.s. ...] comfort, consolation, [ib. iv, 5,14] (others mfn. to be acknowledged or recognized)

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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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