Purvayoga, Pūrvayoga, Purva-yoga: 1 definition


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

Pūrvayoga (पूर्वयोग).—m. (in Mv also nt.; = Pali pubbayoga), lit. former connexion, i.e. deeds, adventures, lives in former incarnations: pratibhātu te vāgīśa tathāgatasya °go Mv i.267.10-11, let a previous life of the T. recur to your mind (there follows a story of a former life of the T. and of Vāgīśa together; but Senart is wrong in supposing that this ‘réunion antérieure’ is inherent in the meaning of the word); eteṣu pūrvayogā prakīrtitā śāstuno Mv i.338.9, previous lives or adventures in them; pūrvayoga-saṃpanna, per- fected in (thru) previous lives, said of the Buddha or Bodhi- sattva, Mv ii.259.11; 287.13; iii.320.2 (ye te sattvā °saṃ- pannā bhavanti te āryadharmacakraṃ pravartenti); colophons, Padumāvatīye pūrvayogaṃ Mv iii.172.4, and Rāhulabhadrasya pū° 175.19; etam eva °ga-parivartam Samādh 8.20; °ga-parivarta, title of SP Chap. 7 (not ‘ancient devotion’ with Kern, nor ‘l’ancienne application’ with Burnouf, but a former existence, of Śākyamuni and others, under an ancient Buddha).

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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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