Upayasa, Upāyāsa: 3 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

upāyāsa : (m.) tribulation; grief.

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

Upāyāsa, (upa + āyāsa, cp. BSk. upāyāsa Divy 210, 314. ) (a kind of) trouble, turbulence, tribulation, unrest, disturbance, unsettled condition M. I, 8, 144, 363; III, 237; A. I, 144, 177, 203 (sa°); II, 123, 203; III, 3, 97, 429; Sn. 542; It. 89 = A. I, 147 = M. I, 460; J. II, 277 (°bahula); IV 22 (id.); Pug. 30, 36; Vbh. 247; Nett 29; Miln. 69; Vism. 504 (def.); DA. I, 121.—anupāyāsa peacefulness, composure, serenity, sincerity D. III, 159; A. III, 429; Ps. I 11 sq. (Page 150)

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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 dictionary

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

Upāyāsa (उपायास).—m. (= Pali id.), irritation, mental disturbance or perturbation: especially as last element in the pratītyasamut- pāda, q.v., immediately preceded (in composition or as separate words) by jāti and (standardly in [compound]) jarā, maraṇa, śoka, parideva, duḥkha, daurmanasya, Mahāvyutpatti 2258; Dharmasaṃgraha 42; Mahāvastu ii.285.12; iii.448.15; Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 179.8; Sāl 81.4 (cited Śikṣāsamuccaya 222.10); Daśabhūmikasūtra 49.5; Avadāna-śataka ii.106.4; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 193.13; Kāśyapa Parivarta 61.6; parts or variations of this occur in other connections, thus śokaparideva° °upāyāsāḥ Mahāvastu iii.337.11—12; same [compound] beginning (jāti-)jarā-vyādhi-maraṇa-śoka- etc. Lalitavistara 104.16; Divyāvadāna 210.8; Avadāna-śataka i.177.12; Gaṇḍavyūha 229.17; Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 174.2; 180.9; [compound] or associated with other quasi-synonyms, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 77.6 sarvopadravopāyāsopasarga- (etc.); Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 92.12 sarvopa- dravopasargopāyāsebhyaḥ; Kāśyapa Parivarta 93.3 sopadravaḥ sopakle- śa(ḥ) sopāyāso, and 4 nir-upa° (same cpds. in neg. form); used alone, Bodhisattvabhūmi 194.22 (kāyikāḥ klamāḥ, caitasikāḥ apy) upāyāsāḥ, bodily toils and mental irritations; Mahāvastu ii.161.13 upāyāsehi arttīyanto upāyāsa-samatikramaṇaṃ; Mahāvastu iii.401.11 (verse) upāyāsā ca te sarve vidhvastā viralīkṛtā(ḥ) (so read, compare Senart's note which seems to me not quite correct); neg. [bahuvrīhi] [compound] (beside nir-upā°, Kāśyapa Parivarta 93.4 above) an-upāyāsa (= Pali id.), free from irritation, Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 77.2; Śikṣāsamuccaya 176.5.

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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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