Sambhinnapralapa, Saṃbhinnapralāpa, Sambhinna-pralapa: 5 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)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).
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 Buddhism)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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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])
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Bodhisattva quality 6: words worthy of faith < [Chapter X - The Qualities of the Bodhisattvas]
Bodhisattva quality 16: speak with a smiling face < [Chapter X - The Qualities of the Bodhisattvas]
Part 1 - Definition of falsehood (mṛṣāvāda) < [Section I.4 - Abstention from falsehood]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)