Upanaha, aka: Upanāha; 5 Definition(s)


Upanaha 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

(Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Upanaha is the name of a mahāsiddha, of which eighty-four in total are recognized in Vajrayāna (tantric buddhism). His title is “the boot-maker”. He lived somewhere between the 8th and the 12th century AD.

These mahāsiddhas (eg., Upanaha) are defined according to the Abhayadatta Sri (possibly Abhayākaragupta) tradition. Its textual origin traces to the 11th century caturāsiti-siddha-pravṛtti, or “the lives of the eighty-four siddhas”, of which only Tibetan translations remains. Upanaha (and other Mahāsiddhas) are the ancient propounders of the textual tradition of tantric or Vajrayana Buddhism.

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayana
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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

Upanāha (उपनाह, “enmity”) refers to one of the fourty “conditions” (saṃskāra) that are “associated with mind” (citta-samprayukta) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 30). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., upanāha). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Upanāha also refers to one of the “twenty-four minor defilements” (upakleśa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 69).

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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upanāha : (m.) ill-will; enmity.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Upanāha, (fr. upa + nah, see upanayhati, same in BSk.; e.g. at M Vastu II. 56. ) ill-will, grudge, enmity M. I, 15; A. I, 91, 95, 299; IV, 148, 349, 456; V, 39, 41 sq. , 209, 310; Pug. 18 = Vbh. 357 (pubbakālaṃ kodho aparakālaṃ upanāho Miln. 289. (Page 143)

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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upanāha (उपनाह).—

1) A bundle; देवानां भाग उपनाहः (devānāṃ bhāga upanāhaḥ) Av.9.4.5.

2) An unguent applied to a wound or sore, a plaster, poultice; शोफयोरुपनाहं कुर्यात् (śophayorupanāhaṃ kuryāt) Suśr.

3) The tie of a lute, a peg to which the strings of a lyre are attached and by which they are tightened.

4) Inflammation of the ciliary glands, stye.

Derivable forms: upanāhaḥ (उपनाहः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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