Uccheda: 21 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Uchchheda.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Uccheda (उच्छेद) [=Ucchedakī?] refers to “one who destroys transmigratory existence”, according to the Jayadrathayāmala verse 12.33.33cd.—Accordingly, “She is Śāmbhavī who destroys transmigratory existence [i.e., saṃsāra-ucchedakī] and is imperishable contemplation”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: archive.org: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Uccheda (उच्छेद) refers to the “destruction” (of rivals or enemies), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “[...] It has been said that there are eighteen addictions. These are the outcome of the desire for earthly enjovments. [...] Envy means intolerance of others’ prosperity. It is praise-worthy when it incites to action against rivals or enemies, because inspired by envy, people try to destroy them (uccheda). [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

N Annihilation.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

1) Uccheda (उच्छेद) refers to “annihilation”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 2).—(Cf. Śrotrendriya)—Accordingly, “[...] Some stanzas say: ‘If there is an action (karman), there are also fruits (phala). The non-existence of the agent (kāraka), of the action and of the fruit Is the absolute (parama) and profound (gambhīra) law That the Buddha was able to discover. There is emptiness (śūnya) but not annihilation (uccheda), Continuity (prabandha), but not eternity (śaśvata), Sin (āpatti) and merit (puṇya), and not destruction (vipraṇaśa): Such is the law which the Buddha preaches’.”

2) uccheda (उच्छेद) refers to “interruption”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 41).—Accordingly, “[The eighteen āveṇika-dharmas (‘special attributes’)]—[...] (5). The Buddha has no non-concentrated mind.—[...] All the characteristics of things (dharmalakṣaṇa), unity (ekārtha), multiplicity (nānārtha), production (utpāda), cessation (nirodha), interruption (uccheda), permanence (śāśvata), coming (āgama) and going (nirgama) are deceptions, the formation of a collection of falsehoods. Since the Buddha is well established in the true nature of dharmas, his mind is never non-concentrated and, being never non-concentrated, it does not change. [...]”.

3) Uccheda (उच्छेद) refers to “(the view of) nihilism”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 41).—Accordingly, “[Digression on a case brought against the Buddha; B. The defense].—[8. Simultaneous Teaching of the Self and the Non-self].—In some places the Buddha says that the Ātman exists and in other places he says that it does not exist.—[...] Furthermore, if a person is about to fall into the view of nihilism (uccheda-dṛṣṭi), the Buddha says to him: ‘There is an Ātman which, in future existences, undergoes [the retribution] of its wrongdoings (āpatti) and its merits (puṇya)’. On the other hand, if a person is about to fall into the view of eternalism (śāśvatadṛṣṭi), the Buddha says to him: ‘There is neither an Ātman, nor someone who acts (kāraka) nor a patient (?) (vedaka), and there is no autonomous dharma (svatantra) existing separate from what are called the five aggregates (pañcaskandha)’. [...]”.

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Uccheda (उच्छेद) refers to “(fall into the view of) annihilation”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Son of good family, there are eight purities of the insight (prajñā) of the Bodhisattvas. What are the eight? To with, (1) although they attain all good qualities, they do not stick to the view of eternity; (2) although they strive to get rid of all bad qualities, they do not fall into the view of annihilation (uccheda); (3) although they enter into dependent origination, they are not contradictory with the tolerance that all things are unborn; (4) although they illuminate four kinds of special knowledge, they are not attached to interpretation and eloquence; [...]”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

uccheda : (m.) cutting off; perishing; annihilation.

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

Uccheda, (fr. ud + chid, chind, see ucchindati & cp. cheda) breaking up, disintegration, perishing (of the soul) Vin. III, 2 (either after this life, or after kāmadeva life, or after brahmadeva life) D. I, 34, 55; S. IV, 323; Nd1 324; Miln. 413; Nett 95, 112, 160; DA. I, 120.

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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

ucchēda (उच्छेद).—m S ucchēdana n S Utter rooting out, or utter excision, demolition, or destruction. Ex. of comp. dharmōcchēda, vaṃśōcchēda, vṛtyucchēda, vanōcchēda, kulōcchēda, gṛhōcchēda. 2 (Laxly.) Harassing doings. See ucchāda Sig. I.

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

ucchēda (उच्छेद).—m ucchēdana n Utterrooting out; ut- ter demolition or destruction.

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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

Uccheda (उच्छेद).—

1) Cutting off.

2) Extirpation, eradication, destruction, putting an end to; सतां भवोच्छेदकरः पिता ते (satāṃ bhavocchedakaraḥ pitā te) R.14.74.

3) Excision.

Derivable forms: ucchedaḥ (उच्छेदः).

See also (synonyms): ucchedana.

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

Uccheda (उच्छेद).—nt. (m. in Sanskrit), cutting off, destruction: Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 10.5 f. (prose) anyathā dṛśyamāna (= °ne) ucchedam (n. sg.; or for uccheda plus m, Hiatusbridger?) āśraye (so read with v.l. for °yaḥ), if the basis (of the universe, or of consciousness) is viewed otherwise, (it is) destruction (according to Chin. cited in note, of insight; or, perhaps, simply ruin, fatal consequences?). Suzuki nihilism (see śāśva- toccheda), but this seems hardly appropriate to this context.

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

Uccheda (उच्छेद).—m.

(-daḥ) 1. Cutting off or out. 2. Destroying, destruction. 3. Cutting short, putting an end to 4. Excision. E. ut and chid to cut, affix ghañ.

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

Uccheda (उच्छेद).—i. e. ud-chid + a, m. 1. Chopping off, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 18, 29. 2. Destruction, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 196.

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

Uccheda (उच्छेद).—[masculine] na [neuter] = ucchitti.

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

1) Uccheda (उच्छेद):—[=uc-cheda] [from uc-chid] m. cutting off or out

2) [v.s. ...] extirpation, destruction

3) [v.s. ...] cutting short, putting an end to

4) [v.s. ...] excision, [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra; Hitopadeśa; Prabodha-candrodaya etc.]

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

Uccheda (उच्छेद):—[ucche+da] (daḥ) 1. m. Excission.

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

Uccheda (उच्छेद) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ucchea.

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Uccheda 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

Uccheda (उच्छेद) [Also spelled uchchhed]:—(nm) deletion; cutting off; uprooting.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ucchēda (ಉಚ್ಛೇದ):—[noun] = ಉಚ್ಛಿತ್ತಿ [ucchitti].

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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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