Sarvarthasiddhi, Sarvārthasiddhi, Sarvartha-siddhi: 6 definitions


Sarvarthasiddhi means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Sarvārthasiddhi (सर्वार्थसिद्धि) is the name of a Tathāgata (Buddha) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Sarvārthasiddhi).

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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»] — Sarvarthasiddhi in Jainism glossary
Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 4: The celestial beings (deva)

Sarvārthasiddhi (सर्वार्थसिद्धि) (or Sarvārthasiddha, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sarvarthasiddhi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Sarvārthasiddhi (सर्वार्थसिद्धि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—vedānta, by a Vedāntācārya. Mysore. 6. Oppert. 215. 499. 1193. 1344. 2543. 3242. 6472. 8329. Ii, 714. 868. 1206. 3874. 5043. 8602. 10277. Rice. 184. 244. Quoted by Śrīnivāsadāsa in Yatīndramatadīpikā.
—[commentary] Oppert. 5210.
—[commentary] by Narasiṃharāja. Oppert. 187. 3149. 5555. Ii, 691. 5844.
—by Rāmānuja. Hall. p. 203.
—by Vyāsa Bhaṭṭa. Rice. 184.

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

1) Sarvārthasiddhi (सर्वार्थसिद्धि):—[=sarvārtha-siddhi] [from sarvārtha > sarva] f. accomplishment of all aims, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of various works.

3) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] (with Jainas) a class of deities, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

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

Sarvārthasiddhi (ಸರ್ವಾರ್ಥಸಿದ್ಧಿ):—

1) [noun] accomplishment of all that one had aimed at.

2) [noun] (jain.) name of a heaven, the abode of virtuous persons.

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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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