Uparishtat, Upariṣṭāt: 9 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Upariṣṭāt can be transliterated into English as Uparistat or Uparishtat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Uparishtat in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Upariṣṭāt (उपरिष्टात्, “zenith”) refers to one of the directions (diś) according to the chapter named “The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions”.—In the region of the zenith (upariṣṭāt), beyond universes as numerous as the sands of the Ganges and at the extreme limit of these universes, there is the universe called Hi (Nandā); its Buddha is called Hi tö (Nandaśrī) and its bodhisattva Tö hi (Nandadatta).

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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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[«previous next»] — Uparishtat in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upariṣṭāt (उपरिष्टात्).—ind. [cf. uparyupariṣṭān P.V.3.31]

1) As an adverb it means (a) Over, above, from above, on high; परहितकरणे नोपरिष्टान्न चाधः (parahitakaraṇe nopariṣṭānna cādhaḥ) Bh.3.131; Y.1.16. (b) Further or later on, afterwards; कल्याणावतंसा हि कल्याणसंपदुपरिष्टाद् भवति (kalyāṇāvataṃsā hi kalyāṇasaṃpadupariṣṭād bhavati) Māl.6; इदमुपरिष्टाद् व्याख्यातम् (idamupariṣṭād vyākhyātam) in the sequel. (c) Behind (opp. purastāt); पुरसाच्चोपरिष्टाच्च अद्भिः परिदधति (purasāccopariṣṭācca adbhiḥ paridadhati) Ch. Up.5.2.2.

2) (As a preposition) it means (a) Over, upon (with gen., rarely acc.); स्फुटतरमुपरिष्टादल्पमूर्तेर्ध्रुवस्य स्फुरति सुरमुनीनां मण्डलं व्यस्तमेतत् (sphuṭataramupariṣṭādalpamūrterdhruvasya sphurati suramunīnāṃ maṇḍalaṃ vyastametat) Śi.11.3. (b) Down upon. (c) Behind (with gen.)

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

Upariṣṭāt (उपरिष्टात्).—ind. Up, above. E. upa and riṣṭātil aff.

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

Upariṣṭāt (उपरिष्टात्).—i. e. upara + bhis (instr. pl.) + tāt. I. adv. 1. Above, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 28, 26. 2. Afterwards, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 106. Ii. prep. 1. Over, on, with the gen., Mahābhārata 3, 13654. 2. Concerning, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 197, 19.

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

Upariṣṭāt (उपरिष्टात्).—[adverb] above, from above, behind, later, afterwards. As [preposition] over, upon ([accusative] or [genetive]), behind; concerning, about, as to ([genetive]).

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

1) Upariṣṭāt (उपरिष्टात्):—[from upari] ind. (as an adverb) above, from above, on the upper part, [Ṛg-veda ix, 91, 4; Atharva-veda iv, 40, 7; viii, 8, 13; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Chāndogya-upaniṣad] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] behind (opposed to purastāt), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] further on, later, below (in a book), [Nirukta, by Yāska; Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] afterwards, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Yājñavalkya]

5) [v.s. ...] (as a preposition) over, upon, down upon (with [accusative] and [genitive case]), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] behind (with [genitive case]), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Suśruta]

7) [v.s. ...] with reference to, about (with [genitive case]), [Daśakumāra-carita]

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

Upariṣṭāt (उपरिष्टात्):—adv. Up, above.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Upariṣṭāt (उपरिष्टात्):—(von upari) [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 5, 2, 31.] [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 7, 110.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1526.]

1) adv. a) oben, von oben (Gegens. adhastāt): u.ariṣṭāttuja.ā va.hena [Ṛgveda 9, 91, 4.] [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 4, 40, 7.] viśve de.ā u.ariṣṭādu.janto ya.tvojasā [8, 8, 13.] upariṣṭādājyasyābhighārayati [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 1, 6, 1, 21. 2, 3, 3, 12.] puruṣa upariṣṭātpaśūnatitiṣṭhati [13, 3, 6, 4. 4, 4, 1, 1.] [Chāndogyopaniṣad 7, 25, 1.] nādhastānnopariṣṭācca gatirnāpsu na cāmbare . kasyacitsajjate smākam [Rāmāyaṇa 4, 28, 26. 5, 73, 17.] — b) hinten (Gegens. purastāt) [Taittirīyasaṃhitā 2, 6, 6, 3.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 1, 4, 1, 37. 9, 1, 1, 25.] upariṣṭāllakṣaṇa [1, 7, 2, 19. 3, 8, 1, 16.] [Yāska’s Nirukta 1, 4.] in einem Spruche, Buche u. s. w. weiterhin, später, im Folgenden [15. 2, 13. 7, 9.] [Suśruta 1, 24, 20.] — c) nachher, später; Gegens. purastāt [Chāndogyopaniṣad 5, 2, 2.] adhastāt [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 1, 106.] —

2) praep. a) über, auf, hinab auf; mit dem acc.: nedenamupariṣṭānnāṣṭrā rakṣāṃsyavapaśyān [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 1, 2, 2, 16. 7, 1, 20. 5, 2, 1, 21. 12, 4, 2, 10.] mit dem gen.: upariṣṭācchīrṣṇaḥ [5, 4, 1, 14. 8, 5, 1, 16.] upariṣṭācca vṛkṣasya balākā saṃnyalīyata [Mahābhārata 3, 13654.] tasyopariṣṭānnyapatat [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 3, 16. 4, 44, 123.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1526,] [Scholiast] — b) hinter, mit dem gen.: pu.astā.nābhyā a.yadava.yedu.ariṣṭāda.yat [Taittirīyasaṃhitā 3, 4, 1, 3. 4. 6, 3, 7, 4.] yajñasya [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 1, 9, 1, 1. 5, 3, 2, 1. 12, 3, 5, 12. 13.] kṣiprasyopariṣṭādubhayataḥ kūrcaḥ [Suśruta 1, 348, 12.]

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Upariṣṭāt (उपरिष्टात्):—

1) a) [Kathāsaritsāgara 53, 104. 183] (an beiden Stellen fälschlich upariṣṭhāt) . —

2) c) über so v. a. in Betreff von, mit gen.: tavopariṣṭādasmadāyatteva rakṣā [Daśakumāracarita] in [Benfey’ Chrestomathie aus Sanskritwerken 197, 19.]

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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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