Upeta: 9 definitions



Upeta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Upeta (उपेत) is the name of a Śrāvaka mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Upeta).

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Upeta.—(CII 1), same as saṅgata; ‘intimately associated’; cf. upagata, upayāta, samupagata, samaveta, etc. Note: upeta is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

upeta : (pp. of upeti) endowed with.

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

Upeta, (pp. of upeti) furnished with, endowed with, possessed of Sn. 402, 463, 700, 722; Dh. 10, 280; Nd2 s. v. , Th. 1, 789; Pv. I, 76 (bal°); II 712 (phal°, v. l. preferable °upaga), IV. 112 (ariyaṃ aṭṭhaṅgavaraṃ upetan = aṭṭhahi aṅgehi upetaṃ yuttaṃ PvA. 243); Vism. 18 (+ sam°, upagata, samupagata etc); PvA. 7.—Note. The BSk. usually has samanvāgata for upeta (see aṭṭhaṅga). (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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upeta (उपेत).—p. p.

1) Come near, approached, arrived at; लोकाश्च वो मयोपेता देवा अप्यनुमन्वते (lokāśca vo mayopetā devā apyanumanvate) Bhāg.1.23.32.

2) Present.

3) Endowed with, possessed of, having; with instr. or in comp.; पुत्रमेवंगुणोपेतं चक्रवर्तिनवाप्नुहि (putramevaṃguṇopetaṃ cakravartinavāpnuhi) Ś.1.12.

4) Blockaded.

5) Fallen into.

6) Approached for sexual gratification.

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

Upeta (उपेत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Endowed with, possessed of, having, possessing. 2. Arrived at, come to, come near to. 3. Invested. E. upa and ita gone.

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

Upeta (उपेत).—[adjective] arrived, present, existing, come or gone to ([accusative] or —°), come to the teacher i.e. initiated; fallen to one’s ([genetive]) share; being in ([locative]); accompanied by, endowed with ([instrumental] or —°).

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

1) Upeta (उपेत):—[from upe] mfn. one who has come near or approached, one who has betaken himself to, approached (for protection), arrived at, abiding in [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] one who has obtained or entered into any state or condition, one who has undertaken (e.g. a vow), [Mahābhārata; Ratnāvalī; Sāhitya-darpaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] come to, fallen to the share of [Prabodha-candrodaya]

4) [v.s. ...] (a pupil) who has approached (a teacher), initiated, [Yājñavalkya iii, 2; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra i, 22, 21; 22; Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra iii, 10, 10]

5) [v.s. ...] accompanied by, endowed with, furnished with, having, possessing, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhagavad-gītā; Hitopadeśa] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] one who has approached (a woman sexually), [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]

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

Upeta (उपेत):—[upe+ta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Arrived at; endowed with, invested.

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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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