Upabhoga: 19 definitions



Upabhoga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Upbhog.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Upabhoga (उपभोग):—Enjoyment, eating, Use, consuming

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Upabhoga (उपभोग) refers to “marital pleasure”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as the Goddess (i.e., Khageśī) said to the God (i.e., Bhairava), “Occasionally, a husband can be a disciple, (but) that the lord (should) be (one’s spiritual) son is contrary (to all the rules). O god, you previously enjoyed all (marital) pleasure (upabhoga). (You) yourself have referred to the affection we have (for each other because of our) friendship. O Bhairava, by (doing things) in reverse, the Command is destroyed; how can it flower? ”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Upabhoga (उपभोग, “consumable”) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.21.—What is meant by consumable (upabhoga)? Items which can be used only once and after use they become unusable are called consumables.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas

Upabhoga (उपभोग, “repeated enjoyment”) or Upabhogāntarāya refers to “gain obstructing karmas” and represents one of the dive types of Antarāya (obstructing karmas), representing one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8.—What is meant by repeated enjoyment obstructing (upabhoga-antrāya) karmas? The rise of which obstructs repeated enjoyment of life even though one is fit to enjoy (items consumable more than once) are called repeated enjoyment obstructing karmas. What is meant by bhoga and upabhoga? Objects which are unusable or consumed after their enjoyment once are called bhoga (e.g. earned money, food items, oil etc). Objects which can be enjoyed again and again are called upabhoga (e.g. dwellings, clothes, ornaments etc).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

upabhoga : (m.) enjoyment; profit; use. (adj.), enjoyable.

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

Upabhoga, (fr. upa + bhuj cp. upabhuñjati) enjoyment, profit Vin. IV, 267; J. II, 431; IV, 219 (v. l. paribhoga); VI, 361; Miln. 201, 403; PvA. 49, 220 (°paribhoga); DhA. IV, 7 (id.); Sdhp. 268, 341, 547. (Page 145)

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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

upabhōga (उपभोग).—m (S) Enjoyment, fruition, use. 2 Experience; knowledge of through personal enjoyment or suffering. 3 Cohabitation.

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

upabhōga (उपभोग).—m Enjoyment. Experience, cohabitation.

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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

Upabhoga (उपभोग).—(a)

1) Enjoyment, eating, tasting; न जातु कामः कामानामुपभोगेन शाम्यति (na jātu kāmaḥ kāmānāmupabhogena śāmyati) Ms.2.94,8.285; Y.2.171. कामोपभोगपरमाः (kāmopabhogaparamāḥ) Bg.16.11; प्रियोपभोग (priyopabhoga) R.12.22. (b) Use, application; चरणोपभोगसुलभः (caraṇopabhogasulabhaḥ) Ś.4.4.

2) Enjoyment (of a woman), cohabitation; उपस्थितश्चारु वपुस्तदीयं कृत्वोप- भोगोत्सुकयेव लक्ष्म्या (upasthitaścāru vapustadīyaṃ kṛtvopa- bhogotsukayeva lakṣmyā) R.14.24.

3) Usufruct.

4) Pleasure, satisfaction.

Derivable forms: upabhogaḥ (उपभोगः).

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

Upabhoga (उपभोग).—m.

(-gaḥ) 1. Pleasure, satisfaction. 2. Enjoyment, use. 3. Cohabitation. 4. Use, usufruct. E. upa excess, bhuj to eat, &c. affix ghañ.

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

Upabhoga (उपभोग).—i. e. upa-bhuj + a, m. 1. Eating, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 8, 23. 2. Enjoyment, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 94. 3. Use, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 285.

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

Upabhoga (उपभोग).—[masculine] enjoyment, use, pleasure.

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

1) Upabhoga (उपभोग):—[=upa-bhoga] [from upa-bhuj] m. enjoyment, eating, consuming

2) [v.s. ...] using, usufruct, [Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti; Śakuntalā] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] pleasure, enjoyment

4) [v.s. ...] enjoying (a woman or a lover), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] (with, [Jaina literature]) enjoying, repeatedly.

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

Upabhoga (उपभोग):—[upa-bhoga] (gaḥ) 1. m. Pleasure.

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

Upabhoga (उपभोग) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Uvabhoa, Uvabhoga, Kammavaṇa.

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Upabhoga 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

Upabhoga (उपभोग) [Also spelled upbhog]:—(nm) enjoyment/enjoying; consuming/consumption; using; hence ~[] (nm); ~[gyā] (a).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Upabhōga (ಉಪಭೋಗ):—

1) [noun] a using or enjoying of a thing.

2) [noun] (law.) a using and enjoying of all the advantages and profits of the property of another without altering or damaging the substance.

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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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