Tushnimbhuta, Tūṣṇīmbhūta: 6 definitions


Tushnimbhuta means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Tūṣṇīmbhūta can be transliterated into English as Tusnimbhuta or Tushnimbhuta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Tushnimbhuta in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tūṣṇīmbhūta (तूष्णीम्भूत) refers to “becoming quiet (after speaking)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.24 (“Śiva consents to marry Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, after Śiva spoke to Viṣṇu and others: “After saying thus, the bull-bannered lord Śiva expressed the wish that Brahmā, Viṣṇu, the gods and the sages, should speak. Śiva became quiet [i.e., tūṣṇīmbhūta] after resorting to meditation again. Śiva, as before, was surrounded by His Gaṇas. [...]

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Tushnimbhuta in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Tūṣṇīṃbhūta (तूष्णींभूत) refers to “remaining silent”, according to the Śramanasatya-sūtra (Cf. Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra, chapter 41).—Accordingly, “[...] The assembly maintained silence. The Buddha entered into this assembly and preached the three truths of the Brāhmaṇas (brāhmaṇa-satya). The heretic assembly remained silent (tūṣṇīṃbhūta). The Buddha thought: ‘These angry people are in Māra Pāpīmat’s grasp. This teaching is so wondrous that none of them will try to become my disciple’”.


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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tushnimbhuta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tūṣṇīmbhūta (तूष्णीम्भूत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Silent. E. tūṣṇīm, and bhūta become.

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

Tūṣṇīṃbhūta (तूष्णींभूत):—[=tūṣṇīṃ-bhūta] [from tūṣṇīṃ] mfn. become silent, [Mahābhārata i, 7951; Rāmāyaṇa i, 70, 18.]

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

Tūṣṇīmbhūta (तूष्णीम्भूत):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Silent.

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

Tūṣṇīṃbhūta (ತೂಷ್ಣೀಂಭೂತ):—[adjective] keeping silence; refraining from speech; silent.

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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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