Sphurti, Sphūrti: 11 definitions


Sphurti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sfurti.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Sphūrti (स्फूर्ति) refers to:—Manifestation or temporary vision of transcendental reality. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)

Sphūrti (स्फूर्ति) refers to “quivering (with excitement)”, according to Kuladatta’s Kriyāsaṃgrahapañjikā, a text within Tantric Buddhism representing a construction manual for monasteries.—Accordingly, [vanayātrā in chapter 5]—“When the wood [to be used for the construction of a monastery] or the stones [to be used for the construction of a caitya] are brought into the city, [the Ācārya] should send a message [that these materials are being brought into the city] to the king or the citizens. He should make people with joyful minds whose bodies quiver with excitement (madana-sphūrti-mūrti) carry [these materials]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sphūrti (स्फूर्ति) [-rta, -र्त].—f The awakening or stirring of a matter reposited in the memory or mind; inspiration. The coming to mind; quivering.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sphūrti (स्फूर्ति).—f. [sphurcch-sphur vā ktin]

1) Throbbing, shaking, vibration.

2) Spring, bound.

3) Blooming, opening.

4) Manifestation, display.

5) Flashing on the mind.

6) Poetical inspiration.

7) Bragging, boasting.

Derivable forms: sphūrtiḥ (स्फूर्तिः).

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

Sphūrti (स्फूर्ति).—i. e. sphur + ti, f. Shaking, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 34; throbbing, Windischmann, Sankara, 12.

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

Sphūrti (स्फूर्ति).—[feminine] appearance, manifestation.

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

1) Sphūrti (स्फूर्ति):—[from sphur] f. quivering, throbbing, throb, palpitation, tremor, vibration, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

2) [v.s. ...] breaking forth visibly, sudden appearance or display, manifestation, [Kāvya literature; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) [v.s. ...] bragging, boasting, [Pañcadaṇḍacchattra-prabandha]

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Sphurti 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sphūrti (स्फूर्ति) [Also spelled sfurti]:—(nf) agility, smartness, quickness; tone; freshness; ~[kāraka/kārī/dāyī] imparting agility/smartness; refreshing.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sphūrti (ಸ್ಫೂರ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] the act or an instance of trembling, shivering.

2) [noun] an act of jumping, leaping or hopping.

3) [noun] a blowing, expanding (as of a flower).

4) [noun] the act of becoming evident or seen clearly.

5) [noun] splendour; great shining.

6) [noun] a thought, idea which flashes in the mind suddenly like a lightning.

7) [noun] an act or process of this.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Sphūrti (स्फूर्ति):—n. 1. throbbing; palpitating; 2. smartness; 3. tone; 4. manifestation; display; 5. flashing on the mind; 6. poetical inspiration;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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