Vasibhava, Vasībhāva, Vashibhava: 2 definitions


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

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vasibhava in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vasībhāva : (m.) mastery.

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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

[«previous next»] — Vasibhava in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vaśibhāva (वशिभाव) or Vaśi-bhūta.—see vaśī°.

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Vaśībhāva (वशीभाव).—m. (nt.; compare next; = Pali vasī°, especially with balesu), (state of) mastery: ṛddhi-vaśibhāva- balasthā (…jinaputrā) Mahāvastu i.70.20 (verse), so by em. but seems plausible; short i required metrical(ly); sarvakuśaladharma- vaśibhāvapāramitāṃ (no v.l. for vaśi°) Mahāvastu ii.261.7 (prose); especially [compound] with bala-(vaśī°), as in Pali with balesu, mastery of the (religious) bala: °vaṃ sākṣātkṛtaṃ Mahāvastu i.246.4; °vaṃ (mss. °vaḥ, but acc.!) chādayitavyaṃ manyeyā iii.55.5, repeated in sequel; °vaṃ prāpuṇetsuḥ (mss.) 338.20; 340.13; all these prose. Cf. next.

Vaśībhāva can also be spelled as Vaśibhāva (वशिभाव).

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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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