Vibhajya, Vibhājya: 11 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Vibhajy.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)

Vibhajya (विभज्य) refers to (divided into (parts)”, according to the Nāmamantrārthāvalokinī by Vilāsavajra, which is a commentary on the Nāmasaṃgīti.—Accordingly, [while describing Ādibuddha]—“[...] He is tranquil, with the ornaments of a youth, in fine clothing, wearing about himself a many coloured garment. He has eight arms, holding at his heart with four hands the Śatasāhasrikāprajñāpāramitā divided into (vibhajya) four parts, [and] carrying, in each of the other four hands, a sword of wisdom in the gesture of striking. [All this is to be] put in place [i.e. visualised] via the yoga of the four Buddha-thrones”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Vibhajya (विभज्य) refers to “distributing (jars)” (suitable for an offering ceremony), 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 [as the Bhagavān taught the detailed offering-manual], “[...] Four Nāga kings should be prepared in the middle of the ditch. [...] Decorations should be prepared with lotuses made of barley grits all around outside the maṇḍala. Distributing (vibhajya) four gates, seven [jars] filled with offerings should be placed on each side. Having placed a white offering of what is obtainable with an arrangement of various juices, flowers should be scattered. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vibhājya (विभाज्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary, occurring) to be portioned out or divided.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vibhajya (विभज्य).—ind. By dividing, distinguishing.

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Vibhājya (विभाज्य).—a.

1) Portionable, to be divided; वस्त्रं पत्रमलंकारं कृतान्नमुदकं स्त्रियः । योगक्षेमं प्रचारं च न विभाज्यं प्रचक्षते (vastraṃ patramalaṃkāraṃ kṛtānnamudakaṃ striyaḥ | yogakṣemaṃ pracāraṃ ca na vibhājyaṃ pracakṣate) || Manusmṛti 9. 219.

2) Divisible.

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

Vibhajya (विभज्य).—Ind. Having divided, portioned, &c. E. vi before, bhaj to divide, lyap aff.

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Vibhājya (विभाज्य).—mfn.

(-jyaḥ-jyā-jyaṃ) Divisible, portionable, what may be divided or apportioned. E. vi severally, bhaj to divide, ṇyat aff.

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

Vibhajya (विभज्य).—[adjective] to be divided.

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Vibhājya (विभाज्य).—[adjective] to be divided or distributed.

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

1) Vibhajya (विभज्य):—[=vi-bhajya] [from vi-bhaja > vi-bhaj] a mfn. to be divided, [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] to be (or being) distinguished, [Pāṇini 5-3, 57. 2.]

3) [v.s. ...] b ind. having distributed or separated or divided, by dividing or distinguishing etc.

4) Vibhājya (विभाज्य):—[=vi-bhājya] [from vi-bhāj > vi-bhaj] mfn. to be divided or apportioned, divisible, [Manu-smṛti ix, 219.]

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

Vibhājya (विभाज्य):—[vi-bhājya] (jyaḥ-jyā-jyaṃ) a. Divisible, portionable.

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

Vibhājya (विभाज्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vibhāima.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vibhajya 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vibhājya (विभाज्य) [Also spelled vibhajy]:—(a) divisible; ~[] divisibility.

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