Vayubhuti, Vāyubhūti: 3 definitions


Vayubhuti means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

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General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Vayubhuti in Jainism glossary
Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra

Vāyubhūti (वायुभूति) is the name of the third gaṇadhara (group-leader) of Mahāvīra.—Vāyubhūti was the younger brother of Indrabhūti and Agnibhūti. Getting an awakening discourse on the soul outside of the elements form the Lord, he gave up his thinking of soul and body being one and the same (tajjīva taccharīra) and along with his 500 students, took initiation from the Lord. He was then 42 years old. After ten years of mendicancy, he attained pure knowledge and for 18 years wandered as a kevalī. Two years before the nirvāṇa of the Lord at the age of 70, he observed a month's fast at Guṇaśīla-caitya and attained liberation.

All these gaṇadharas (for example, Vāyubhūti) were Brahmins by caste and Vedic scholars. After taking initiation, they all studied the 11 Aṅgas. Hence, all of them had the knowledge of the 14 pūrvas and possessed special attainments (labdhis).

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vayubhuti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vāyubhūti (वायुभूति):—[=vāyu-bhūti] [from vāyu] m. (with Jainas) Name of one of the eleven Gaṇādhipas, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.; Horace H. Wilson]

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Vayubhuti 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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