Vibandha: 8 definitions


Vibandha 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.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Vibandha (विबन्ध) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to “constipation”, which is a common cause of painful defecation. The term is used throughout Rasaśāstra literature, such as the Rasaprakāśasudhākara.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Research Gate: Internal applications of Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox wall)

Vibandha (विबन्ध) refers to “constipation” (bowel movements that are infrequent or hard to pass). Vatsanābha (Aconitum ferox), although categorized as sthāvara-viṣa (vegetable poisons), has been extensively used in ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vibandha : (m.) a fetter.

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

Vibandha, (vi+bandha) fetter PvA. 207. (Page 629)

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vibandha (विबन्ध).—

1) Constipation.

2) Obstruction.

3) Encircling, a circular bandage; Śuśr.

Derivable forms: vibandhaḥ (विबन्धः).

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

Vibandha (विबन्ध).—m., and vipratibandha, m. (= Pali vibandha, Pv. commentary 207.16, obstacle, not fetter with [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]), hindrance, obstacle, obstruction (wrongly defined by Wogihara, Lex. 37; correctly LaV-P. on Abhidharmakośa vi.300, vibandha = obstacle); the two words have been noted (except as just stated) only in Bodhisattvabhūmi and are used there interchangeably: (129.16) bodhisattvaḥ dāna-vibandham api dāna-vibandha-pratipakṣam api (what is an obstacle to giving, and what counteracts that obstacle) yathābhūtaṃ prajānāti.(18) tatra catvāro dāna-vibandhāḥ (v.l. °viprati- bandhāḥ; they are described in detail)…(130.2) dāna- vipratibandha-pratipakṣaṃ niśṛtya (taking recourse to that which counteracts the obstacle…)…dadāti…(130.6) vighāta-kṛtaṃ dāna-vipratibandha-hetuṃ…(131.6) ca- turvidhasya dāna-vibandhasya caturvidhaṃ dāna-vipra- tibandha-pratipakṣa-jñānaṃ veditavyaṃ…(131.23) dāna- vipratibandha-pratipakṣa-jñānam upādāya; again, one of the 6 upāya (q.v.) of a bodhisattva is the vibandha- sthāyin (upāya), that acts as a block (misunderstood by Wogihara l.c.), Bodhisattvabhūmi 264.8, discussed 267.3 katamo bodhi- sattvasya vibandha-sthāyī (v.l. °stha) upāyaḥ? iha bodhi- sattvaḥ…(5) sattvānāṃ vipratibandhenāvatiṣṭhate (is in the position of a block, hindrance, to the natural, worldly behavior of creatures); the text then explains how the Bodhisattva bribes creatures to abandon their natural immorality and live morally by promising them the worldly enjoyments they crave, on that condition; in this passage vipratibandha is constantly used, 267.5, 14, 19, 24; 268.3, 6; but at the end, 268.11, vibandha-sthāyī (or rather in mss. °stha) upāyaḥ is used again, and in 268.9, just above, evaṃ vibandha-sthitasya bodhisattvasya; once more, Bodhisattvabhūmi 388.6 (aprāpteṣu caiṣu, sc. dhyānādiṣu, compare lines 3—4) prāptaye vibandha-saṃkleśaḥ, the (sort of) impurity (one of two kinds) that, when they have not been attained, consists in an obstacle to their attainment.

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

Vibandha (विबन्ध).—m.

(-ndhaḥ) Ischury or constipation. E. vi before, bandh to bind, aff. ac .

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

1) Vibandha (विबन्ध):—[=vi-bandha] [from vi-bandh] m. encircling, encompassing, [Mahābhārata vii, 5923]

2) [v.s. ...] = ākalana, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a circular bandage, [Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] obstruction, constipation, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] a remedy for promoting obstr°, [Caraka]

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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. 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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