Ubhaya, Ubhayā: 11 definitions

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Ubhaya means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Ubhaya (उभय) refers to objects that are “partly animate, partly inanimate”, and represents classification of things that can be stolen (steya, caurya), according to Umāsvāti’s Śrāvaka-prajñapti 265 and Haribhadra’s commentary on the Āvaśyaka-sūtra p. 822b. It is related to the Asteya-vrata (vow of not stealing).

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1

Ubhaya (उभय, “evolving”) refers to a category of both anugāmi (following) and ananugāmi (preceding), according to Tattvārthasūtra 1.21. Anugāmi and Ananugāmi refer to a type of guṇapratyaya: a category of knowledge (jñāna) obtained by clairvoyance (avadhi-jñāna).

What is meant by ubhaya-anugāmi clairvoyance? This clairvoyant knowledge goes with the owner from one place and state (realm) to another with the owner

What is meant by ubhaya-ananugāmi (clairvoyant knowledge that does not follow its owner to another realm)? This clairvoyant knowledge does not go with the owner from one place and realm to another with the owner.

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Ubhaya.—cf. ubhaiyam (SII 1), an offering. Cf. ubhaya-paliśai (SITI), interest in two ways, i. e. in money and in kind. (SITI), a tax payable in gold; probably the same as ubhaya-mārga or the tolls collected on the highways in both the directions, i. e. inward and outward. (SII, Vol. III, p. 209), a gift to a temple or monastery in Tamil records. Note: ubhaya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ubhaya : (pron.) both.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ubhaya, (adj.) (*ubha + ya, see ubho) both, twofold Sn. 547, 628, 712, 1106, 1107, 801 (°ante); Nd1 109 (°ante); J. I, 52; PvA. 11, 24, 35, 51.—nt. °ṃ as adv. in combn. with ca c’ûbhayaṃ following after 2nd. part of comprehension) “and both” for both-and; and also, alike, as well Dh. 404 (gahaṭṭhehi anāgārehi c’ûbhayaṃ with householders and houseless alike); Pv. I, 69.—Note. The form ubhayo at Pv. II, 310 is to be regarded as fem. pl. of ubho (= duve PvA. 86).

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ubhaya (उभय).—pron (S) Both, twain, the two.

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

ubhaya (उभय).—pro Both, twain, the two.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ubhaya (उभय).—pron. a. (- f.) (Though dual in sense, it is used in the singular and plural only; according to some grammarians in the dual also) Both (of persons or things); यस्तद्वेदोभयं सह (yastadvedobhayaṃ saha) Īśa. Up.11 उभयमप्यपरितोषं समर्थये (ubhayamapyaparitoṣaṃ samarthaye) Ś.7; उभयमानशिरे वसुधाधिपाः (ubhayamānaśire vasudhādhipāḥ) R.9.9; उभयीं सिद्धिमुभाववापतुः (ubhayīṃ siddhimubhāvavāpatuḥ) 8. 23.17.38; Amaru.6; Ku.7.78; Ms.2.55,4.224,9.34,

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Ubhayā (उभया).—ind. Ved. In both ways; बृहस्पतिर्व उभया न मृळात् (bṛhaspatirva ubhayā na mṛḷāt) Rv.1.18.6.

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

Ubhaya (उभय).—pron. (sing. and plu. only,) (-yaḥ-ye) Both. E. ubha and ya from to obtain, aff. ḍa.

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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. 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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