Utsrijya, Utsṛjya: 5 definitions


Utsrijya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Utsṛjya can be transliterated into English as Utsrjya or Utsrijya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Utsṛjya (उत्सृज्य) refers to “abandoning”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] Abandoning [i.e., utsṛjya] the enveloping cover of sin, O dear one, by praising the sacred seats he sees no misfortune even if he is yoked to terrible sins (or) has killed his mother, father or a cow or steals the sacrificial offerings of the Heroes or has fallen from the Rule due to (his) carelessness or even if he has stopped uttering the Mantras”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Utsṛjya (उत्सृज्य) refers to “abandoning” (=“leaving behind”), according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] At that time, sixty koṭis of Bodhisattvas, having stood up from the congregation, joined their palms, paid homage to the Lord, and then uttered these verses in one voice: ‘(193) When the highest among humans was extinguished, O Lord, we will even sacrifice our bodies and lives to uphold the true dharma. (194) Leaving gain and fame, leaving (utsṛjya) all praises, but never leaving behind this dharma which sets forth the knowledge of the Buddha. [...]’”.

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Utsṛjya (उत्सृज्य) refers to “discontinuing (a fire oblation)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [After Viṣṇudatta attempted to enchant a Nāga]: “[...] The Nāga in great pain threw a great fire rain shower upon the Brahmin’s body enveloping it. The Brahmin discontinued (utsṛjya) the fire oblation, became defenceless, deprived of a refuge and last resort and there was nobody to save him. He started to cry out seeking refuge, defence and a last resort at the Bhagavān. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Utsṛjya (उत्सृज्य).—ind. Having quitted. E. ut before sṛj to leave, lyap aff.

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

1) Utsṛjya (उत्सृज्य):—[=ut-sṛjya] [from ut-sṛj] [indeclinable participle] having let loose, having abandoned etc.

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. to be leapt over or left out, not to be observed, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa]

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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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