Samrakta, Saṃrakta: 6 definitions


Samrakta 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)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Saṃrakta (संरक्त) refers to the “attachment (of thoughts)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “Then, with conviction, he [i.e., Puṇyālaṃkāra] left ordinary household life behind and became a monk, and thought: ‘Giving (dāna) is the attachment of thoughts (citta-saṃrakta), but becoming a monk is the purification of thoughts; giving is the hindrance of body and speech, but becoming a monk is the purification of body and speech; giving is the great hindrance, but becoming a monk is eliminating all hindrances; giving is grass and leaves, but becoming a monk is obtaining essence and fruit [...]’”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃrakta (संरक्त).—p. p.

1) Coloured, red.

2) Impassioned, fired with passion; कामभोगाभिसंरक्तो मैथुनायोपचक्रमे (kāmabhogābhisaṃrakto maithunāyopacakrame) Rām.7.26. 41.

3) Angry, irritated, inflamed with anger.

4) Enamoured, charmed.

5) Charming, beautiful.

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

Saṃrakta (संरक्त).—mfn.

(-ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) 1. Inflamed, angry. 2. Empassioned. 3. Coloured red. 4. Charmed. 5. Beautiful. E. sam before rañj to be affected, kta aff.

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

Saṃrakta (संरक्त).—[adjective] reddened, feeling love; charming, ravishing.

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

1) Saṃrakta (संरक्त):—[=saṃ-rakta] [from saṃ-rañj] mfn. coloured, red, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] inflamed, enamoured (in a-saṃr), [Harivaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] charming, beautiful, [Rāmāyaṇa; Meghadūta]

4) [v.s. ...] angry, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Saṃrakta (संरक्त):—[saṃ-rakta] (ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) a. Inflamed.

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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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