Samudbhava: 12 definitions


Samudbhava means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Samudbhava in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Samudbhava (समुद्भव) refers to the “(being) born” (from the path of Kula), according to the Kularatnapañcakāvatāra verse 1.23cd-33ab.—Accordingly, “[...] (Whereas) those who know the reality of Kula are born from the path of Kula (kulamārga-samudbhava). Once drunk the divine nectar of Kula there is no rebirth again. Kaula is the permutation of those two and abides in the form of the individual soul. Nothing arises without that in the mobile and immobile universe. When known, the gods, demons, people, animals, vegetation and birds dissolve away (into the absolute). O dear one, the cause of that is Kaula. As the triple universe along with the gods, demons and men, belongs to Kaula, it is said to be Kaula, the cause of the birth of the body”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Samudbhava (समुद्भव) refers to “arising from (causes and effects)” [i.e., hetu-karma-samudbhavāḥ], according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Conditions are like reflections, transparent, pure, indeed clear, Inconceivable and inexpressible, arising from (samudbhava) causes and effects”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Samudbhava in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Samudbhava (समुद्भव) refers to “existence”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “A corporeal [soul] becomes pure like gold immediately karma, whose existence is without a beginning (anādi-samudbhava) and which is completely consumed by the fire of meditation, is destroyed”.

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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

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

Samudbhava (समुद्भव).—

1) Origin, production; अनुजीवी स्वजातिभ्यो गुणेभ्यश्च समुद्भवः (anujīvī svajātibhyo guṇebhyaśca samudbhavaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.59.69.

2) Revival.

3) Name of Agni at the व्रतादेश (vratādeśa).

Derivable forms: samudbhavaḥ (समुद्भवः).

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

Samudbhava (समुद्भव).—mfn.

(-vaḥ-vā-vaṃ) Born or produced. m.

(-vaḥ) Production, origin. E. sam and ud before bhava being.

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

Samudbhava (समुद्भव).—i. e. sam-ud -bhū + a, m. Origin, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 6, 61.

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

Samudbhava (समुद्भव).—[masculine] rising, origin, revival; adj. —° sprung from.

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

1) Samudbhava (समुद्भव):—[=sam-udbhava] [from samud-bhū] m. (ifc. f(ā). ) existence, production, origin (ifc. either ‘arisen or produced from’ or ‘being the source of’), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] coming to life again, revival, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Agni at the Vratādeśa, [Gṛhyāsaṃgraha]

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

Samudbhava (समुद्भव):—[samu-dbhava] (vaḥ-vā-vaṃ) a. Born, produced. m. Origin.

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

Samudbhava (समुद्भव) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Samubbhava.

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Samudbhava 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samudbhava in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Samudbhava (ಸಮುದ್ಭವ):—

1) [noun] an act or instance of being born; birth.

2) [noun] that which is born, produced.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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