Samapanna, Samāpanna: 13 definitions
Samapanna means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)
Samāpanna (समापन्न) refers to “(being) immersed (in meditative concentration)”, according to the Nāmamantrārthāvalokinī by Vilāsavajra, which is a commentary on the Nāmasaṃgīti.—Accordingly, [while describing Mañjuśrī-jñānasattva]—“[Next] he should visualise himself as the fortunate one, the gnosis-being [Mañjuśrī], born from the syllable a situated in the middle of that [wisdom-] wheel [situated in the heart of the Ādibuddha]. He has six faces, is radiant like the autumn moon, with the best of sapphires in his beautiful hair, with a halo that has the brilliance of the orb of the newly risen sun, with all the Tathāgatas as [head-]ornaments, immersed in meditative concentration (samādhi-samāpanna), seated on a variagated lotus throne, in tranquil mood, with a pair of books of the Prajñāpāramitā above blue lotuses held in his two hands”.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Samāpanna (समापन्न) refers to “entering into (a particular concentration), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [after hostile Nāgas released winds, thunderbolts, etc.] “Then the Bhagavān entered (samāpanna) the concentration called the Expanded Garuḍa Glance, [also] called the Miracle of the Garland of Enveloping Flame. Immediately after he had entered (samāpanna) the concentration, two rays shone forth. Merely upon shining forth, the bodies of all Nāgas flamed up”.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)
Samāpanna (समापन्न) refers to “(being) endowed with”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Those who are former friends (i.e. friends in a former life) are seen in life here endowed with enmity (samāpanna—riputvena samāpannāḥ), having eyes filled with anger [and] prepared to kill”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
samāpanna : (pp. of samāpajjati) entered upon; engaged in.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Samāpanna, (pp. of samāpajjati) having attained, got to, entered, reached S. IV, 293 (saññā-nirodhaṃ); A. II, 42 (arahatta-maggaṃ entered the Path); Dh. 264 (icchālobha° given to desire); Kvu 572 (in special sense= attaining the samāpattis). (Page 686)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
samāpanna (समापन्न) [or समापित, samāpita].—p S Completed, concluded, finished.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
samāpanna (समापन्न).—p Completed, finished.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Samāpanna (समापन्न).—p. p.
1) Attained, obtained.
2) Occurred, happened.
3) Come, arrived.
4) Finished, completed, accomplished.
6) Endowed with.
7) Distressed, afflicted.
-nnam 1 End, completion.
2) Death.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Samāpanna (समापन्न).—ppp. (to °padyate, q.v.), attained (to samāpatti, in technical sense): (sc. Bhagavān) samādhiṃ samāpanno 'bhūd…samanantara-°nnasya…bhagavato …Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 5.10, 11; °nnasyāpi yoginaḥ Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 45.1.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) 1. Finished, done, completed, concluded. 2. Got, gained, obtained. 3. Distressed, afflicted. 4. Killed. 5. Accomplished, perfect, (in any branch of study.) 6. Come, occurred. E. sam implying completion, &c., āṅ before pad to go, aff. kta .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Samāpanna (समापन्न):—[=sam-āpanna] [from samā-pad] mfn. fallen into ([accusative]), [Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] meeting with (?), [Divyāvadāna]
3) [v.s. ...] having, [ib.]
4) [v.s. ...] one who has undertaken ([instrumental case]), [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]
5) [v.s. ...] arrived, come, happened, occurred, [Hitopadeśa] ([varia lectio] sam-āsanna)
6) [v.s. ...] furnished or endowed with ([compound]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.
7) [v.s. ...] perfect, proficient (in any science), [Horace H. Wilson]
8) [v.s. ...] accomplished, concluded, done, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
9) [v.s. ...] distressed, afflicted, [ib.]
10) [v.s. ...] killed, [ib.]
11) [v.s. ...] n. death, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Samapānna (समपान्न):—[samapā+nna] (nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) a. Finished, gained, accomplished, killed; afflicted; come to pass.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Samāpanna (समापन्न) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Samāvaṇṇa.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Samapannaka.
Ends with: Abhisamapanna, Kshamapanna, Samadhisamapanna.
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