Sarvarthasiddha, Sarvārthasiddha, Sarva-arthasiddha: 12 definitions


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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

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Source: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

Sarvārthasiddha (सर्वार्थसिद्ध) is the king of the Vidyādharas, as commonly depicted in Buddhist Iconography, and mentioned in the 11th-century Niṣpannayogāvalī of Mahāpaṇḍita Abhayākara.—The king of the Vidyādharas is named as Sarvārthasiddha and his form is described as:—“Sarvārthasiddha the king of the Vidyādharas is white in colourand holds in his two hands the garland of flowers”.

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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»] — Sarvarthasiddha in Jainism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Sarvārthasiddha (सर्वार्थसिद्ध) refers to a species of Anuttarasura gods, who are in turn a subclass of the Kalpātīta gods, according to Jain cosmological texts in both the Śvetāmbara and Digambara tradition. It is also known by the name Sarvarthasiddhi. The Kalpātīta (those born beyond heavens) represent a sub-species of the Vaimānika gods, which in turn represents the fourth main classification of devas (gods).

The Anuttarasuras (e.g., the Sarvārthasiddhas) have true belief, are only on the 4th guṇasthāna and bind karman only possible on that stage.

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Sarvārthasiddha (सर्वार्थसिद्ध) refers to the “central palace in Anuttara”, according to chapter 2.2 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly: “Now, there is a city named Vinītā, the crest-jewel of the earth, in Bharata in the continent Jambūdvīpa. After the time of the emancipation of Lord Ṛṣabha Svāmin, Lord of the Three Worlds, the first Tīrthaṅkara, when numberless kings of the Ikṣvāku-family had attained emancipation and Sarvārthasiddha because of their pure nature, in this city Jitaśatru was king, like a broad umbrella of the Ikṣvāku-family warding off heat (pain) from all”.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 4: The celestial beings (deva)

Sarvārthasiddha (सर्वार्थसिद्ध) (or Sarvārthasiddhi, Sarvārthasiddhaka) is one of the five anuttaras: a subclasses of kalpātītas (born beyond heaven), itself a division of empyrean celestial beings (vaimānika) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 4.19. The living beings residing in the vimānas are called the empyrean gods (vaimānika) and represents one of the four classes of Devas.

What is the peculiarity of heavenly beings in Sarvārtha-siddhi? They attain liberation in their next birth as human beings. Why Sarvārtha-siddhi is so called? Since the heavenly beings born here have all their wishes satisfied already. What is the minimum life span of Sarvārtha-siddhi heavenly beings? The life span of these heavenly beings is thirty three ocean-measured-periods (sāgara) as both minimum and maximum. How many births are required for Ahmindra god from Sarvārtha-siddhi to achieve liberation? They achieve liberation in one birth as human beings only.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sarvārthasiddha (सर्वार्थसिद्ध).—the great Buddha or Śākyamuni.

Derivable forms: sarvārthasiddhaḥ (सर्वार्थसिद्धः).

Sarvārthasiddha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and arthasiddha (अर्थसिद्ध).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Sarvārthasiddha (सर्वार्थसिद्ध).—(1) personal name of Śākyamuni (in Mahāvastu and Lalitavistara commoner than Siddhārtha; Pali seems to record only Siddhattha): Lalitavistara 95.22 f. (so named by his father); 99.20; 104.9; 105.9 ff.; 111.4; 136.13; 360.16 et al.; Mahāvastu ii.26.15; 48.5; 73.6; 74.6 ff.; 75.18 (in next line Siddhār- tha); iii.111.17; 176.2; 263.2; 377.16; Avadāna-śataka ii.112.2; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 71.21 (here applied to him as samyaksaṃbuddha); (2) m., name of a bodhisattva-samādhi: Mahāvyutpatti 743.

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

Sarvārthasiddha (सर्वार्थसिद्ध) or Sarvvārthasiddha.—m.

(-ddhaḥ) Budd'ha, the founder of the Baudd'ha faith. E. sarva, all, artha object, and siddha perfect: his father’s wishes being all fulfilled by his birth.

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

Sarvārthasiddha (सर्वार्थसिद्ध).—[adjective] = sarvasiddhārtha.

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

1) Sarvārthasiddha (सर्वार्थसिद्ध):—[=sarvārtha-siddha] [from sarvārtha > sarva] mfn. one who has accomplished all aims, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Gautama Buddha (so called, according to some, because his parents' wishes were all fulfilled by his birth), [Lalita-vistara]

3) [v.s. ...] of a king, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Sarvārthasiddha (सर्वार्थसिद्ध):—[sarvā+rtha-siddha] < [sarvārtha-siddha] (ddhaḥ) 1. m. Buddha.

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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»] — Sarvarthasiddha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sarvārthasiddha (ಸರ್ವಾರ್ಥಸಿದ್ಧ):—

1) [noun] = ಸರ್ವಾರ್ಥಸಾಧಕ [sarvarthasadhaka].

2) [noun] the Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.

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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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