Vasika, Vāsika, Vashika, Vaśika: 13 definitions

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Vasika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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 Vaśika can be transliterated into English as Vasika or Vashika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Vaśika (वशिक) refers to “(that which is) void”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] The Bodhisattva Gaganagañja then sustained the jewel-canopy of ten thousand yojanas high over the Lord’s lion throne in the sky, joined the palms of his hands, saluted, and praised the Lord with these suitable verses: ‘[...] (9) Without discrimination (vikalpa) eliminating the middle (madhya) and the extremes (anta), [you understand] emptiness that all has a trifling (rikta) intrinsic nature (svabhāva), is worthless (tuccha) and void (vaśika). Though, knowing the complete purity (viśuddhi) of such dharmas, you explain cause (hetu) and action (karma) to living beings. [...]”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vāsika : (m.) (in cpds.) living in; dwelling in.

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

Vasika, (adj.) (—°) (fr. vasa, cp. Sk. vaśika) being in the power of, subject to, as in kodha° a victim of anger J. III, 135; taṇhā under the influence of craving J. IV, 3; mātugāma° fond of women J. III, 277. (Page 605)

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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

Vaśika (वशिक).—a. Void, empty.

-kā Aloe-wood.

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

Vaśika (वशिक).—adj. (1) (= Pali vasika; Sanskrit vaśin) subject, under the power (of, gen.): vaśiko te bhaviṣyati Mahāvastu iii.281.19 (verse), he will be subject to you; (2) (occurs rarely in Sanskrit, [Boehtlingk], Schmidt, Nachträge; vaśin in same meaning, rarely, [Boehtlingk and Roth]), empty: kṣaṇikāṃ vaśikāṃ tadādṛśī (tadā ad°, aor.) Lalitavistara 177.12 (verse); written vas°, kṣaṇikā vasikā imi kāmaguṇāḥ Lalitavistara 174.7 (verse), cited Śikṣāsamuccaya 205.1.

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Vasika (वसिक) or Vaśika.—(2), q.v.

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

Vaśika (वशिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Void, empty. f.

(-kā) Aloe-wood. E. vaś to desire, in aff., and kan added.

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Vāsikā (वासिका).—f.

(-kā) A plant, (Justicia:) see vāsaka .

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

Vaśika (वशिक).—adj. Empty.

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

1) Vaśika (वशिक):—[from vaś] mfn. void, empty, [Harṣacarita] (written also vasika; cf. vaśin,)

2) Vaśikā (वशिका):—[from vaśika > vaś] f. aloe wood, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) Vasika (वसिक):—mfn. empty, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. vaśika, vaśin)

4) one who sits in the Padmāsana posture, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Vāsikā (वासिका):—[from vās] a See 1. vāsaka above.

6) Vāsika (वासिक):—See kaṣāya-, rūpa-, and vana-v

7) Vāsikā (वासिका):—[from vāsika] b f. See (ikā) under 1. vāsaka, p. 947, col. 2.

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

1) Vaśika (वशिक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a.] Void, empty. f. Aloe wood.

2) Vāsikā (वासिका):—(kā) 1. f. A plant, Justicia.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vasika in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vasīkā (वसीका):—(nm) a document, deed; a stipend.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Vāsika (वासिक) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vārṣika.

Vāsika has the following synonyms: Vāsikka.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vaśika (ವಶಿಕ):—[adjective] containinig nothing; having nothing in it; empty.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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