Spandita: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vedanta (school of philosophy)

Source: Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Gaudapada (c. 500 C.E.)

Spandita (स्पन्दित) or Manaspandita refers to a “vibration (of the mind)”, according to Gauḍapāda—one of the early and most reputed philosophers of the Vedānta school in the Indian system of thought.—According to Gauḍapāda’s thesis, the ultimate ontological reality is the pure consciousness, which is bereft of attributes and intentionality. The world of duality is nothing but a vibration of the mind (mana-spandita or manas-dṛśya). The pluralistic world is imagined by the mind (saṃkalpa) and this false projection is sponsored by the illusory factor called Māyā. [...]

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Spandita (स्पन्दित).—p. p. [spand-kta]

1) Throbbed,quivered.

2) Gone.

-tam A pulsation, throb, palpitation.

2) Activity (of the mind).

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

Spandita (स्पन्दित).—also miswritten syandita, nt. (Sanskrit id., chiefly of physical movement, and not pejorative in con- notation; = Pali phandita, which according to Mrs. Rhys Davids, Brethren, 344 note, may mean vaporings, imaginings), = prec. (2): Mahāvyutpatti 7219 = Tibetan gyos pa, follows iñjitam (both edd. syanditam); (sarveñjita-manyanā-)syandita- (read spa°)-vikalpāpagato Daśabhūmikasūtra 64.14; with vikalpa and prapañca, sva-vikalpa-viparyāsaiḥ prapañca-°taiś ca vai Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 312.12 (verse); vikalpa-°te (n. dual dvandva) gatau 356.9 (verse), seems to mean vain fancy and vacillation (of mind) are (concerned) in the fate (of creatures); I do not understand Suzuki's translation(s)

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

Spandita (स्पन्दित).—[adjective] & [neuter] quivering, moving.

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

1) Spandita (स्पन्दित):—[from spand] mfn. quivering, trembling, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] ([from] [Causal]) set in motion, produced, [Prabodha-candrodaya]

3) [v.s. ...] n. a pulsation, throb, trembling, [Vikramorvaśī]

4) [v.s. ...] movement or activity (of the mind), [Prabodha-candrodaya]

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

Spandita (स्पन्दित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Throbbed; gone. n. Pulsation.

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

Spandita (स्पन्दित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Culuculia.

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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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