Vicintya: 7 definitions
Vicintya means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Vichintya.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Vicintya (विचिन्त्य) refers to “having thought things over”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.19 (“Kāma’s destruction by Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Naradā: “After thinking like this [i.e., vicintya], the great Yogin, the goal of the good, surveyed all round, his suspicion having been aroused. He saw Kāma stationed on His left side with his bow fully drawn and ready to discharge the arrow. Kāma was haughty and so was very senseless. O Nārada, on seeing Kāma in that attitude, instantaneously anger was aroused in lord Śiva, the supreme soul. [...]”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)
Vicintya (विचिन्त्य) refers to “visualising” (oneself as a deity), according to the Nāmamantrārthāvalokinī by Vilāsavajra, which is a commentary on the Nāmasaṃgīti.—Accordingly, [while describing Mañjuśrī-jñānasattva]—“[Next] he should visualise himself (vicintya—ātmānaṃ vicintya) as the fortunate one, the gnosis-being [Mañjuśrī], born from the syllable a situated in the middle of that [wisdom-] wheel [situated in the heart of the Ādibuddha]. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vicintya (विचिन्त्य).—Ind. Having reflected. E. vi before, cit to think, lyap aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vicintya (विचिन्त्य).—[adjective] = vicintanīya.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vicintya (विचिन्त्य):—[=vi-cintya] [from vi-cint] mfn. to be considered or thought of or cared for, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Prabodha-candrodaya; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] to be found out or devised, [Daśakumāra-carita]
3) [v.s. ...] doubtful, questionable, [Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Vicintya (विचिन्त्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vīī.
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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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Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Lord Hayagriva in Sanskrit Literature (by Anindita Adhikari)
Worship (with and without form of image) < [Chapter 6]
Hindu Pluralism (by Elaine M. Fisher)
Ardhanārīśvara Dīkṣita and the Birth of Samayin Śrīvidyā < [Chapter 2 - The Making of the Smārta-Śaiva Community of South India]