Sambhinnapralapa, Saṃbhinnapralāpa, Sambhinna-pralapa: 5 definitions



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

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Sambhinnapralapa in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

1) Saṃbhinnapralāpa (संभिन्नप्रलाप) refers to one of the four sins of speech (mithyāvāda) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter X. Accordingly, Bodhisattvas speak with a smiling face (smitamukha) because they have (among others) avoided the four kinds of evil speech (mithyāvāda).

2) Saṃbhinnapralāpa (संभिन्नप्रलाप) refers to “thoughtless speech”; the abstinence thereof represents one of the three paths classified as vākkarma-patha” (paths of vocal action) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—The paths of vocal action (vākkarma-patha) are four in number: abstaining from falsehood (mṛṣāvāda), slander (paiśunyavāda), harmful speech (pāruṣyavāda) and thoughtless speech (saṃbhinnapralāpa).

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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.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Sambhinnapralapa in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Sambhinnapralāpa (सम्भिन्नप्रलाप) refers to “frivolous talk” and represents one of the “ten unwholesome things” (kuśala) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 56). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., sambhinna-pralāpa). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sambhinnapralapa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃbhinnapralāpa (संभिन्नप्रलाप).—idle talk.

Derivable forms: saṃbhinnapralāpaḥ (संभिन्नप्रलापः).

Saṃbhinnapralāpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saṃbhinna and pralāpa (प्रलाप).

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

Saṃbhinnapralāpa (संभिन्नप्रलाप).—m. (compare prec.; in Pali corresp. to sampha-ppalāpa, the prior member of which is obscure), confused, senseless talk; defined Śikṣāsamuccaya 74.1—2 (verses) pūr- vottarābaddhapadaṃ nirarthakam asaṃgataṃ, abaddhaṃ …proktaṃ; occurs exclusively, or nearly so, as one of the ten akuśala karmapatha, q.v.; abaddha-pralāpa, q.v., used once instead; Mahāvyutpatti 1694 = Tibetan tshig bkyal ba, or ṅag ḥkhyal ba, talking nonsense; Mahāvastu ii.99.9; Divyāvadāna 302.8; Gaṇḍavyūha 155.17; Śikṣāsamuccaya 73.15; 172.1; Daśabhūmikasūtra 24.18; Bodhisattvabhūmi 168.16; 304.17; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 79.10. See next.

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

Sambhinnapralāpa (सम्भिन्नप्रलाप):—[=sam-bhinna-pralāpa] [from sam-bhinna > sam-bhid] m. idle talk (with Buddhists one of the 10 sins), [Divyāvadāna] ([Dharmasaṃgraha 56])

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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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