Sambheda, Saṃbheda: 13 definitions


Sambheda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Saṃbheda (संभेद):—Breaking pain

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Saṃbheda (संभेद) refers to “conjoined” (with qualities), according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā III.2.12.—Accordingly, “When further [the layers of the objective “self”] from the Void to the [very] tissues of the body are transmuted by means of the ‘alchemical elixir,’ i.e. by the [fundamental] ‘I’-sense which is certainly conjoined with the qualities (dharma-saṃbheda) of magnificent power, eternality, sovereignty, [and others] of such nature that are cognized [as aspects of that ‘I’], then in this state [called] Beyond the Fourth they abandon (as it were) their objectivity”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Sambheda (सम्भेद) refers to “being weakened”, according to the Bhāṣya (commentary) on the Pātañjalayogaśāstra (i.e., The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali).—Accordingly: “Yoga is not perfected by one who does not practise Tapas. Impurity, which is of various kinds because of beginningless Karma, affliction and habitual tendencies and because of which the network of sense objects stands opposed [to Yoga], is not weakened (sambheda) without Tapas. Thus, the mention of Tapas [in the root text]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sambheda in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sambheda : (m.) mixing up; confusion.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Sambheda, (saṃ+bheda) mixing up, confusion, contamination D. III, 72; A. I, 51=It. 36; DA. I, 260 (jāti° mixing of caste); Vism. 123 (of colours). (Page 694)

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃbheda (संभेद).—

1) Breaking, splitting; becoming loose, falling off; एष सेतुविधरण एषां लोकानामसेभेदाय (eṣa setuvidharaṇa eṣāṃ lokānāmasebhedāya) Bṛ. Up.4.4.22.

2) Union, mixture, combination; आलोकतिमिरसंभेदः (ālokatimirasaṃbhedaḥ) Māl. 1.11; हर्षोद्वेगसंभेद उपनतः (harṣodvegasaṃbheda upanataḥ) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 8.

3) Meeting (as of glances).

4) Confluence, junction (of two rivers); नूनं प्राप्ताः स्म संभेदं गङ्गायमुनयोर्वयम् (nūnaṃ prāptāḥ sma saṃbhedaṃ gaṅgāyamunayorvayam) Rām.2.54.6; तदुत्तिष्ठ पारा- सिन्धुसंभेदमवगाह्य नगरीमेव प्रविशावः (taduttiṣṭha pārā- sindhusaṃbhedamavagāhya nagarīmeva praviśāvaḥ); अयमसौ महानद्योः संभेदः (ayamasau mahānadyoḥ saṃbhedaḥ) Māl. 4; मधुमतीसिन्धुसंभेदपावनः (madhumatīsindhusaṃbhedapāvanaḥ) 9; Manusmṛti 8.356.

5) Blossoming, opening.

6) Uniformity.

7) Clenching (the fist); मुष्टेरसंभेद इवापवर्गे (muṣṭerasaṃbheda ivāpavarge) Kirātārjunīya 16.2.

8) Revolt, treachery; रिपोः प्रजानां संभेदपीडनं स्वजयाय वै (ripoḥ prajānāṃ saṃbhedapīḍanaṃ svajayāya vai) Śukra.4.36.

Derivable forms: saṃbhedaḥ (संभेदः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sambheda (सम्भेद).—m.

(-daḥ) 1. The confluence of two or more rivers, or the junction of a river with the sea. 2. Breaking, splitting, bursting. 3. Union, junction. E. sam with, bhid to break, aff. ghañ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃbheda (संभेद).—i. e. sam-bhid + a, m. 1. Breaking, splitting. 2. Union, mixture, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 167, 4. 3. The confluence of two rivers, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 356, or the junction of a river with the sea.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃbheda (संभेद).—[masculine] piercing, splitting, separating, alienating; kind, species; mixture, junction, contact with (—°).

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

1) Sambheda (सम्भेद):—[=sam-bheda] [from sam-bhid] m. breaking, piercing, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] becoming loose, falling off, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] disjunction, division, separation (of friends or allies), sowing dissension, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

4) [v.s. ...] a kind, species, [Catalogue(s)]

5) [v.s. ...] union, junction, mixture, [Kāvya literature; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] contact with ([compound]), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] the confluence of two rivers, junction of a river with the sea, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] (cf. a-s), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sambheda (सम्भेद):—[sa-mbheda] (daḥ) 1. m. The confluence of two rivers or waters; bursting; union.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṃbhēda (ಸಂಭೇದ):—

1) [noun] the act or fact of breaking, smashing, shattering.

2) [noun] the act or fact of uniting, joining together; union.

3) [noun] a confluence of two rivers.

4) [noun] the act of blowing (of a flower).

5) [noun] state, quality or instance of being uniform; uniformity.

6) [noun] the closing of the fingers tightly into the palm; clenching; fisting.

7) [noun] a rising up against the government; rebellion; insurrection; revolt.

8) [noun] one who breaks or splits a group; disintegration.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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