Samnaddha, Saṃnaddha: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Saṃnaddha (संनद्ध) refers to “(being) armed (with mantras) (that counteract poison)”, according to the Mālinīvijayottaratantra, chapter 18 (“appropriate conduct of the accomplished Yogin”) verses 18.74-81 (as quoted in the Tantrāloka verse 4.213-221ab).—Accordingly, “[...] Moreover, the one whose consciousness is fixed on reality, partaking even in the pleasures of the senses, is not touched by bad consequences, just as the petal of a lotus (is not affected) by water. The Yogin who has great understanding is the one who is similar to the person who, armed with mantras that counteract poison (viṣāpahārin-mantra-ādi-saṃnaddha) and the like, is not deluded by the poison even while devouring it”.

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Saṃnaddha (संनद्ध) refers to the “tying together” (of the limbs of the mantra), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 2.28cd-33]—“Now, I shall explain the limbs of the mantra, with which, tied together (saṃnaddha), he achieves perfection. The hṛdayamantra, [which] confers all perfections, is the letter that terminates in the middle [j], followed by the fifth sovereign vowel [u], and summits with the conclusion of wind []. The śiras is terminal soma [v] joined with that from anala [y] and yoked with oṃ. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Samnaddha in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Saṃnaddha (संनद्ध) refers to “being clothed in (armour)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “When this had been said, the Lord said to the Bodhisattva, the great being Gaganagañja: ‘Excellent! Excellent, son of good family! Son of good family, you have done well to ask the Tathāgata. [...] You have been clad in (saṃnaddha) the armour of great friendliness and great compassion, have honored the immeasurable Buddhas, have been never satisfied to seek the dharma, have transcended all aspects of conceit by means of the sword of knowledge, have constantly strived for the benefit of living beings, [...]’”,

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Saṃnaddha (संनद्ध) refers to “one who is clad in armour”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “That which is evidently cessation of action causing the cycle of rebirth is to be considered as the mental stopping of the influx of karma by those who know about that from the most excellent scripture. Like the hero who is well-clad in armour (su-saṃnaddha) is not pierced by arrows in the difficulty of battle, the one who has subdued his senses, whose self is restrained, is not pierced by arrows which are made of non-restraint”.

Synonyms: Kavaca (Kavacaparivṛta).

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃnaddha (संनद्ध).—p. p.

1) Tied or bound together, girded or put on; सर्वं पर्वतसंनद्धं सौवर्णमभवद्वनम् (sarvaṃ parvatasaṃnaddhaṃ sauvarṇamabhavadvanam) Rām.1.37.21.

2) Clad or dressed in armour, accoutred, mailed.

3) Arranged, ready, or prepared, for battle; armed, fully equipped; नवजलधरः संनद्धोऽयं न दृप्तनिशाचरः (navajaladharaḥ saṃnaddho'yaṃ na dṛptaniśācaraḥ) V.4.1; कः संनद्धे विरहविधुरां त्वय्युपेक्षेत जायाम् (kaḥ saṃnaddhe virahavidhurāṃ tvayyupekṣeta jāyām) Meghadūta 8; संनद्धः कवची खड़गी चापबाण- धरो युवा (saṃnaddhaḥ kavacī khaड़gī cāpabāṇa- dharo yuvā) Rāma-rakṣā 21.

4) Ready, prepared, formed, arranged in general; लतेव संनद्धमनोज्ञल्लवा (lateva saṃnaddhamanojñallavā) R.3.7.

5) Pervading; कुसुममिव लोभनीयं यौवनमङ्गेषु संनद्धम् (kusumamiva lobhanīyaṃ yauvanamaṅgeṣu saṃnaddham) Ś.1.21.

6) Well-provided with anything.

7) Murderous.

8) Closely attached, bordering, near.

9) Ready to burst or blossom.

1) Provided with charms.

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

Saṃnaddha (संनद्ध).—[adjective] bound together or round, fastened, put on; girt, armed, prepared, ready; swollen, exuberant.

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

1) Saṃnaddha (संनद्ध):—[=saṃ-naddha] a See saṃ-√nah.

2) [=saṃ-naddha] [from saṃ-nah] b mfn. bound or fastened or tied together, girt, bound, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] armed, mailed, equipped, accoutred, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

4) [v.s. ...] harnessed, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] prepared, ready, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

6) [v.s. ...] ready to discharge water (said of a cloud), [Meghadūta; Vikramorvaśī]

7) [v.s. ...] ready to blossom (as a bud), [Śakuntalā]

8) [v.s. ...] wearing amulets, provided with charms, [Horace H. Wilson]

9) [v.s. ...] sticking or clinging or adhering to, pervading ([locative case]), [Kālidāsa]

10) [v.s. ...] adjoining, bordering, near, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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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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