Ubhaya; 6 Definition(s)


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


ubhaya : (pron.) both.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise 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).

—aṃsa lit. both shoulders or both parts, i.e. completely, thoroughly, all round (°-) in °bhāvita thoroughly trained D. I, 154 (cp. DA. I, 312 ubhaya-koṭṭhāsāya bhāvito). (Page 154)

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

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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): archive.org: Jaina Yoga

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.

(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1
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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.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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