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

Upasthapeti (उपस्थपेति).—see upasthāpayati.

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Upasthāpeti (उपस्थापेति) or Upasthāpayati.—(compare Sanskrit caus. of upa-sthā-; Pali upaṭṭhapeti, °ṭṭhāpeti, only partly corresponding in meaning), (1) (substantially as in Sanskrit) pro- vides, furnishes: Mahāvastu ii.95.11 ye kecij jalacarā prāṇāḥ, te na (i.e. te = tān, naḥ? or read tāni? Senart tena, which I cannot interpret) upasthapetha (provide them for us?), sarvabhūtehi yajñaṃ yajiṣyāmi; in Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 88.12 (verse) reading doubtful, Nepalese mss. upasthāna anekavidhānayānān (or °yānaṃ), which is metrical(ly) and otherwise impossible; Kashgar recension upasthape sya neka°, metrical(ly) bad; KN em. upasthā- yakā neka°; probably read, nearly with WT and Ḱ, upasthape (or °pesy? compare Kashgar recension above) ekavidhāṃ sa yānān, he provided vehicles of a single kind; (2) produces a mental state, idea, or emotion, in oneself: Mahāvastu iii.265.18 mātṛsaṃjñā upasthāpayitavyā, the notion must be formed that (other women) are as a mother; Lalitavistara 54.15 (verse) premagauravam upasthapitvanā (ger., so read with v.l. for text °pisva nā), having formed (in oneself) love and respect (for the Bodhi- sattva); with object smṛtim (compare Pali parimukhaṃ satiṃ upaṭṭhapetvā or °ṭṭhāp°, Majjhimanikāya (Pali) iii.89.12, Vin. i.24.34—35, surrounding oneself with heedfulness or ‘watchfulness of mind’, [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]), Lalitavistara 289.17 abhimukhāṃ smṛtim upasthā- pya; same with pratimukhīṃ (v.l. abhimukhāṃ) Vajracchedikā 19.10; with abhimukhaḥ (read °khāṃ ?) Kāraṇḍavvūha 85.8; smṛtim upasthāpayati Divyāvadāna 542.22; (3) causes to wait upon (some- one), commands attendance (as caus. to Sanskrit upatiṣṭhati, waits upon): Mahāvastu ii.159.12 (bodhisattvena…) chandako …upasthāyako (text °pako) upasthāpito, upanāmehi me chandaka aśvaṃ kaṇṭhakam, the Bodhisattva summoned- into-attendance his servant Ch. (saying): Bring me…; (4) sometimes such forms seem used in the sense of the simplex upatiṣṭhati, waits upon (§ 38.58): Lalitavistara 100.13 naitāḥ samarthā bodhisattvaṃ kālena kālam upasthā- payitum; Mahāvastu ii.220.18 (verse) mātāpitṛṣu vīro upasthapetvā tīvraṃ paricarati, in regard to his parents (the loc. is strange; acc. is to be expected), the hero served (them) sedulously, looking after their needs; (5) treats (medically), cures: Mahāvastu ii.218.4—6 vayan taṃ ṛṣikumāraṃ satyavākyena upasthā- peṣyāmaḥ, satyavākyena ca taṃ mṛgaviṣaṃ haniṣyāma. tasya rājño bhavati:…pratibalā ete tam upasthāpayi- tum; ibid. (15—)16 (taṃ karoma satyavacanaṃ yenāsya mṛgaviṣaṃ haniṣyāmaḥ jīvitaṃ) ca upasthapeṣyāmaḥ (v.l. °sthāpayiṣyāmaḥ); Mahāvastu iii.131.7 kena te upakaranena vaikalyaṃ upasthāpayiṣyāmi.

Upasthāpeti can also be spelled as Upasthapeti (उपस्थपेति).

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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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