Upasthapana, Upasthāpanā: 17 definitions


Upasthapana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Upsthapan.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Upasthāpana (उपस्थापन) refers to “approaching (the path)” [?], according to the Netratantroddyota commentary on the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 4.4.5ab]—“[First of all, [the Mantrin] attaches the threads of the bonds to the disciple’s body, then infuses the parts [of the body into that thread]. Then [the Mantrin] respectfully approaches the path (adhva-upasthāpana), and [performs] worship and homa to the [six] adhvans. Then, [he] visualizes the three bonds [inside the adhvans]. Then [the Mantrin performs] such rituals as the installation [of] the śakti, which is the support of everything else”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Upasthāpana (उपस्थापन) refers to “serving”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as Gaganagañja said to Ratnapāṇi: ‘Son of good family, the thirty-two dharmas are included in sixty-four dharmas. What are those sixty-four? [...] (29) spiritual friends is included in the wish to listen and serving (upasthāpana); (30) adequately grasping is included in the lightness of body and thought; (31) intensive reflection is included in being free from lassitude and desire; (32) heroic reflection is included in never neglecting causes or effects’. Son of good family, the thirty-two dharmas are included in these sixty-four dharmas”.

Source: WikiPedia: Mahayana Buddhism

Upasthāpana (उपस्थापन) or “close placement” refers to one of the “nine mental abidings” (i.e., ‘nine stages of training the mind’) connected with śamatha (“access concentration”), according to Kamalaśīla and the Śrāvakabhūmi section of the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra.—Upasthāpana (Tibetan: ཉེ་བར་འཇོག་པ, nye-bar ’jog-pa) or “repeated placement” occurs when the practitioner is able to maintain attention throughout the entire meditation session (an hour or more) without losing their mental hold on the meditation object at all. In this stage the practitioner achieves the power of mindfulness. Nevertheless, this stage still contains subtle forms of excitation and dullness or laxity.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Upasthāpanā (उपस्थापना, “re-initiation”) represents one of the seven types of prāyaścitta (‘expiation’). Prāyaścitta means ‘purification’ of from the flaws or transmigressions.

Upasthāpanā is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Tattvārthasūtra (ancient authorative Jain scripture) from the 2nd century, which contains aphorisms dealing with philosophy and the nature of reality.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 9: Influx of karmas

Upasthāpanā (उपस्थापना).—What is meant by re-initiation-expiation (upasthāpanā-prāyaścitta)? To reinitiate the expelled person once again in the order /congregation is called re-initiation expiation.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upasthāpana (उपस्थापन).—n S Occasioning, producing, bringing to pass.

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

upasthāpana (उपस्थापन).—n Occasioning, producing.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upasthāpana (उपस्थापन).—

1) Placing near, getting ready.

2) The awakening of memory.

3) Attendance, service.

-nā The act of ordaining (a monk); Jaina.

Derivable forms: upasthāpanam (उपस्थापनम्).

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

Upasthāpana (उपस्थापन).—(°-) [, see upasthāna-kāri; read upas- [Page144-a+ 71] thāna-. To be sure [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary] defines Pali upaṭṭhāpana by attendance, service; but in the only passage cited, Vin. iv.291.13, compare the commentary 27, it certainly is causative: causing (someone else) to attend, wait upon. That meaning is impossible in Mahāvastu iii.37.5, 8, 12.]

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

Upasthāpana (उपस्थापन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Placing near. 2. Attendance, service. E. upa and sthāpana placing.

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

1) Upasthāpana (उपस्थापन):—[=upa-sthāpana] [from upa-sthā] n. the act of placing near, having ready for See an-upa

2) Upasthāpanā (उपस्थापना):—[=upa-sthāpanā] [from upa-sthāpana > upa-sthā] f. the act of ordaining (a monk), [Jaina literature]

3) [v.s. ...] the causing to remember, calling to mind, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]

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

Upasthāpana (उपस्थापन):—[upa-sthāpana] (naṃ) 1. n. Placing near.

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

Upasthāpanā (उपस्थापना) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uvaṭṭhavaṇā.

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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

Upasthāpana (उपस्थापन) [Also spelled upsthapan]:—(nm) presentation; representation (on the stage etc.).

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Upasthāpana (ಉಪಸ್ಥಾಪನ):—[noun] a placing, depositing or keeping of a thing closer (to).

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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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