Vidus, Vidush: 4 definitions


Vidus 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

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

Vidus (विदुस्) [=Vidvas?] refers to “wise persons”, according to Vāgīśvarakīrti’s Tattvaratnāvaloka verse 17.—Accordingly, “Cleansed by the oozing of the seed (i.e. semen) from the thunderbolt (i.e.the officiant’s penis) growing as a sprout born from a purified lotus (i.e. the consecrated vulva of the consort), the crop that is the fourth [state of consciousness] comes to full bloom; [although] the Fourth [Initiation] is manifest, it is hidden even from the wise (vidusviduṣo'pi gūḍham)”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vidus (विदुस्).—[adjective] attentive, mindful.

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Viduṣ (विदुष्).—act improperly, commit a sin.

Viduṣ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and duṣ (दुष्).

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

1) Viduṣ (विदुष्):—[from vid] a weak form of vidvas, in [compound]

2) Vidus (विदुस्):—[from vid] mfn. wise, attentive, heedful, [Ṛg-veda]

3) Viduṣ (विदुष्):—[=vi-√duṣ] b [Parasmaipada] -duṣyati, to be defiled, commit a fault or sin, transgress, [Viṣṇu-smṛti, viṣṇu-sūtra, vaiṣṇava-dharma-śāstra] :

—[Causal] -dūṣayati, to defile, corrupt, disgrace, [Ṛg-veda; Bhāgavata-purāṇa];

— (with upahāsaiḥ) to deride, ridicule, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vidus 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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