Upadi, Upādi, Upadī: 11 definitions


Upadi 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Buddhist Information: A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas

Upadi means substratum of life.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

lit. 'something which one grasps, to which one clings, i.e. the 5 groups of existence (khandha, q.v.).

In the suttas, the word is mostly used in such expressions as "One of the 2 fruits may be expected: either perfect wisdom or, if the groups are still remaining (sati upādi-sese, if there is a remainder of groups), Anāgāmīship" (D.22).

Further (A.IV.118): "Here the Perfect One has passed into the Nibbāna-element in which no more groups are remaining (anupādi-sesa)." Cf. nibbāna.

context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

upādi : (m.) fuel of life.

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

Upādi°, (the compn. -from of upādāna, derived fr. upādā in analogy to nouns in °a & °ā which change their a to i in compn. with kṛ & bhū; otherwise a n. formation fr. analogous to °dhi fr. dhā in upadhi) = upādāna, but in more concrete meaning of “stuff of life”, substratum of being, khandha; only in combn. with °sesa (adj.) having some fuel of life (= khandhas or substratum) left, i.e. still dependent (on existence), not free, materially determined S. V, 129, 181; A. III, 143; It. 40; Vism. 509. More frequently neg. an-upādi-sesa (nibbāna, nibbānadhātu or parinibbāna, cp. similarly BSk. anupādi-vimukti M Vastu I. 69) completely emancipated, free, without any (material) substratum Vin. II, 239 (nibbāna-dhātu); D. III, 135; M. I, 148 (parinibbāna); A. II, 120; IV, 75 sq. , 202, 313; J. I, 28, 55; Sn. 876; It. 39, 121 (nibbāna-dhātu); Ps. I. 101; Vism. 509; DhA. IV, 108 (nibbāna); VvA. 164, 165. Opp. saupādisesa A. IV, 75 sq. , 378 sq.; Sn. 354 (opp. nibbāyi); Vism. 509; Nett 92. See further ref. under nibbāna & parinibbāna. (Page 149)

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context information

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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upadī (उपदी).—Name of a plant (vaṃdāka).

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

Upādi (उपादि).—perhaps = upādāna, clinging to existence; compare Pali (an-)upādi-sesa: Mahāvastu i.243.16 na rūpaṃ na upādiṃ (mss. upādi or udapādi) gacchehaṃ upādehaṃ (so Senart em., mss. upādehi) ca. The passage is obscure; see Senart's long note.

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

Upadī (उपदी).—f. (-dī) A parasitic plant.

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

1) Upadī (उपदी):—[=upa-dī] 1. upa-√3. (kṣaye, [Dhātupāṭha xxvi, 25]).

2) 2. upadī f. a parasitical plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Upadī (उपदी):—(dī) 3. f. A plant.

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Upadi in German

context information

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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