Samvega, Saṃvega: 16 definitions
Samvega means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist TermsThe oppressive sense of shock, dismay, and alienation that comes with realizing the futility and meaninglessness of life as its normally lived; a chastening sense of ones own complacency and foolishness in having let oneself live so blindly; and an anxious sense of urgency in trying to find a way out of the meaningless cycle.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga
Saṃvega (संवेग, “spiritual craving”) refers to an aspect of samyaktva (right belief) classified under the liṅga or guṇa heading, according to various Jain authors (e.g., Cāmuṇḍarāya, Amitagati and Vasunandin). Pūjyapāda, in his Sarvārtha-siddhi verse 7.12, has defined saṃvega as the ever-present fear of the cycle of transmigration. Hemacandra, in his Yogaśāstra verse 2.15, characterizes saṃvega more positively as the desire for mokṣa arising from the realization that the pleasures of gods and men are, in the last resort, unsatisfying. Amitagati, in his Śrāvakācāra verse 2.74, calls saṃvega unwavering attachment to deva, guru, and dharma. Āśādhara, in his Sāgāra-dharmāmṛta verse 1.4, calls saṃvega fear of the unstable saṃsāra which brings sickness and sorrow and sudden calamity.Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Saṃvega (संवेग) refers to the “desire for emancipation” and represents one of the five Lakṣaṇas (“characteristics”), according to chapter 1.1 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, “[...] Vajranābha acquired strong Tirthakṛt-body-making and family-karma by the twenty sthānakas as follows:—[...] The ninth [sthānaka] is right-belief, free from the faults of doubt, etc., adorned with the qualities of firmness, etc., characterized by tranquillity, etc. [viz., saṃvega-lakṣaṇa] [...]”.
Note: The characteristics (lakṣaṇa) are: tranquillity (śama); desire for emancipation (saṃvega); disgust with the world (nirveda); compassion (anukampa); faith in the principles of truth (āstikya).—(cf. Yogaśāstra 2.15.)
Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1
“[...] mokṣa is attained by those who practice unceasingly the brilliant triad of knowledge, faith, and conduct. Attachment to the principles told by the scriptures is called ‘right-belief’ (saṃyakśraddhāna or saṃyagdarśana), and is produced by intuition or instruction of a Guru. [...] Right-belief is marked by five characteristics: equanimity, desire for emancipation, disgust with existence, compassion, belief in principles of truth. It is called desire for emancipation (saṃvega) when there is disgust with the objects of the senses on the part of one meditating on the results of karma and the worthlessness of saṃsāra”.
Saṃvega (संवेग).—What is the meaning of saṃvega? A.I.2.11 Incessant fear of the miseries of transmigration is saṃvega.Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows
Saṃvega (संवेग) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.12.—What is (saṃvega)? It is to cultivate awe at the misery of worldly existence.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
saṃvega : (m.) anxiety; agitation; religious emotion.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Agitation, flurry, excitement; हृन्मर्ममेदिपतदुत्कटकङ्कपत्त्रसंवेगतत्क्षणकृतस्फुटदङ्गभङ्गा (hṛnmarmamedipatadutkaṭakaṅkapattrasaṃvegatatkṣaṇakṛtasphuṭadaṅgabhaṅgā) Mv.1.39.
2) Violent speed, impetuosity, vehemence; कुतश्चित् संवेगात् प्रचल इव शल्यस्य शकलः (kutaścit saṃvegāt pracala iva śalyasya śakalaḥ) U.2.26; Māl.5.6.
3) Haste, speed.
4) Agonising pain, poignancy.
Derivable forms: saṃvegaḥ (संवेगः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Saṃvega (संवेग).—[, nt. (Sanskrit only m.), perturbation: mahāntaṃ saṃvegam (nom. sg.) utpannaṃ Mahāvastu ii.45.8; but mss. vegaṃ, Senart em.; vega, also, is only m. in Sanskrit]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saṃvega (संवेग).—i. e. sam-vij + a, m. 1. Haste proceeding from fear, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 51, 14. 2. Speed, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 26, 12 (tīvra-, adj. Wounding quickly). 3. Vehemence, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 95, 5.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saṃvega (संवेग).—[masculine] agitation, flurry; intensity, high degree.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Saṃvega (संवेग):—[=saṃ-vega] [from saṃ-vij] a m. violent agitation, excitement, flurry, [Mahābhārata; Kathāsaritsāgara]
2) [v.s. ...] vehemence, intensity, high degree, [Uttararāma-carita; Rājataraṅgiṇī]
3) [v.s. ...] desire of emancipation, [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]
4) [=saṃ-vega] b saṃ-vejana See saṃ-√vij.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saṃvega (संवेग):—[saṃ-vega] (gaḥ) 1. m. Hurry, haste.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Saṃvega (संवेग) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Saṃvega.
Saṃvega has the following synonyms: Saṃvea.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] put into motion or activity (by joy, fear, anxiety, etc.); excited.
2) [noun] intense enthusiasm; ardent endeavour; zeal.
3) [noun] a hurry or rush (often thoughtless, rash or undue speed); haste.
4) [noun] undue pride; arrogance; overbearingness.
5) [noun] (jain.) the quality or sate of being not influenced by personal interest, selfish motives, sensual enjoyments, worldly possessions, etc.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+5): Samvea, Samvegadharini, Samvejana, Jananiya, Sahasamvega, Tivrasamvega, Nirveda, Jinacandra, Saraga, Vega, Janana, Sukkha Vipassaka, Sama, Lakshana, Mahi, Yamuna, Aciravati, Sarayu, Anukampa, Samyagdarshana.
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Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 7.12 - Contemplation on the nature of the universe and the body < [Chapter 7 - The Five Vows]
Verse 6.24 - The influx of Tīrthaṅkara name-karma (nāmakarma) < [Chapter 6 - Influx of Karmas]
Verse 1.2 - Right faith (samyagdarśana) < [Chapter 1 - Right Faith and Knowledge]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
(5) Fifth Pāramī: The Perfection of Energy (vīriya-pāramī) < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]
Part 5 - What are the Characteristics, Functions, Manifestations and Proximate Causes of The Pāramīs? < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Biography (17): Soṇa Kuṭikaṇṇa Mahāthera < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Domain 8 - Dhammasavana (listening to the dhamma) < [Chapter 6 - Ten domains of meritorious actions (ten punna kiriyavatthu)]
Conclusion < [Chapter 11 - Planes Of Existence]
Factor 1 - Moha (delusion) < [Chapter 2 - On akusala cetasikas (unwholesome mental factors)]
The Catusacca Dipani (by Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw)
Part IV - The Burden Of Dukkha In The Lower Planes < [The Exposition Of Four Characteristics]
Yoga-sutras (Ancient and Modern Interpretations) (by Makarand Gopal Newalkar)
Yogadrstisamuccaya of Haribhadra Suri (Study) (by Riddhi J. Shah)