Samgrahana, Saṃgrahaṇa: 9 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Sangrahan.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Saṃgrahaṇa (संग्रहण) refers to the “concentration (of the mind)”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 41).—Accordingly, “[The eighteen āveṇika-dharmas (‘special attributes’)]— [...] (6). The Buddha has no unconsidered equanimity.—He has no unconsidered equanimity.—[...] Upekṣā is also part of the seven factors of enlightenment (saṃbodhyaṅga); when the mind is completely balanced, when it is not sinking or being scattered, this is when equanimity (upekṣā) should be practiced. In the moments of sinking, one practices the notion of exertion (vīryasaṃjñā), and in the moments of distraction, one practices the notion of concentration of the mind (citta-saṃgrahaṇa-saṃjñā). [...]”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Saṃgrahaṇa.—adultery (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXV, p. 237). Note: saṃgrahaṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Saṃgrahaṇa (संग्रहण).—

1) Seizing, grasping.

2) Supporting, encouraging.

3) Compiling, collecting.

4) Blending.

5) Incasing, setting; कनकभूषणसंग्रहणोचितः (kanakabhūṣaṇasaṃgrahaṇocitaḥ) (maṇiḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.75.

6) Sexual union, intercourse with a female.

7) Adultery; Manusmṛti 8.6.72; सर्वसाक्षी संग्रहेण चौर्यपारुष्यसाहसे (sarvasākṣī saṃgraheṇa cauryapāruṣyasāhase) Y.2.72.

8) Hoping.

9) Accepting, receiving.

-ṇī Dysentery.

Derivable forms: saṃgrahaṇam (संग्रहणम्).

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

Saṃgrahaṇa (संग्रहण).—i. e. sam-grah + ana, I. n. 1. Collecting, compiling. 2. Enchasing, [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 71. 3. Sexual intercourse. 4. Adultery, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 72; cf. 6; 356, sqq. 5. Taking. 6. Accepting. 7. Hope. Ii. f. ṇī, Dysentery.

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

Saṃgrahaṇa (संग्रहण).—[adjective] seizing, grasping. [neuter] seizing, getting, acquiring, collecting, enumerating; checking, restraining; attracting, conciliating, seducing, committing adultery (±strī).

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

1) Saṃgrahaṇa (संग्रहण):—[=saṃ-grahaṇa] [from saṃ-grabh] mf(ī)n. grasping, seizing, taking, [Atharva-veda; Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa]

2) [=saṃ-grahaṇa] [from saṃ-grabh] n. the act of grasping or taking (See pāṇi-s)

3) [v.s. ...] receiving, obtaining, acquisition, [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] gathering, compiling, accumulating, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara]

5) [v.s. ...] encasing, inlaying (of a jewel), [Pañcatantra]

6) [v.s. ...] complete enumeration, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] stopping, restraining, suppressing, [Suśruta; Vāgbhaṭālaṃkāra]

8) [v.s. ...] attraction, winning over, propitiation, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Mahābhārata]

9) [v.s. ...] sexual intercourse with ([compound]), adultery, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

10) Sāṃgrahaṇa (सांग्रहण):—mf(ī)n. ([from] saṃgrahaṇa) relating to the act of taking possession or occupying, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Saṃgrahaṇa (संग्रहण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Saṃgahaṇa, Saṃgiṇhaṇa.

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Samgrahana in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samgrahana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Saṃgrahaṇa (संग्रहण) [Also spelled sangrahan]:—(nm) collection; reception; ~[śīla] receptive; ~[śīlatā] receptivity.

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