Vijnapti, aka: Vijñāpti; 7 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Vijñapti (विज्ञप्ति) is the name of a Vākchomā (‘verbal secrect sign’) which has its meaning defined as ‘tṛpti’ according to chapter 8 of the 9th-century Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja, a scripture belonging to the Buddhist Cakrasaṃvara (or Saṃvara) scriptural cycle. These Vākchomās (viz., vijñapti) are meant for verbal communication and can be regarded as popular signs, since they can be found in the three biggest works of the Cakrasaṃvara literature.

Source: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)
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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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India history and geogprahy

Vijñapti.—(EI 29), official designation. Cf. Ājñapti, etc. Note: vijñapti is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Vijñapti.—(SITI), sometimes also spelt vijñāpti; peti- tioning to the king (cf. vijñāpanā); an officer who brings the petition of the subjects to the king's notice. (EI 23; SII 2), also called vijñāpya, an application or petition. Note: vijñapti is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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vijñāpti (विज्ञाप्ति).—f (Properly vijñapti) Respectful declaration or representation. 2 Matter humbly intimated or stated.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vijñapti (विज्ञप्ति).—f Respectful declaration. Matter humbly stated.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

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Vijñapti (विज्ञप्ति).—f.

1) A respectful statement or communication, a request, an entreaty.

2) An announcement.

3) Teaching, instruction (upadeśa); तत्त्वसंख्यानविज्ञप्त्यै जातं विद्वानजः स्वराट् (tattvasaṃkhyānavijñaptyai jātaṃ vidvānajaḥ svarāṭ) Bhāg.3.24.1.

Derivable forms: vijñaptiḥ (विज्ञप्तिः).

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Vijñāpti (विज्ञाप्ति).—See. विज्ञप्ति (vijñapti).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vijñapti (विज्ञप्ति).—f. (in Sanskrit generally from an inferior to a superior, implying a request; Pali viññatti), (1) procla- mation, announcement, making known (a meaning found also in Sanskrit): Mvy 1887 = Tibetan rnam par rig byed (wrongly pw 7.374); abhāvasamudgata-°ti-śabdo niścarati Samādh 8.11, the sound of proclaiming (all things as) arisen from non-becoming came forth; svapnopama-°tim Gv 82.19, and many like cpds. in the foll.; (divyaśrotra-)°ti- Gv 251.10, announcement of (the gift, or faculty, of) supernatural power of hearing; Mv i.311.6, possibly request, see s.v. prajñapti 3; (2) in Laṅk, relative, exoteric knowledge, = vijñāna in this meaning and prajñapti 4, q.v.: e.g. Laṅk 270.1 lokaṃ °ti-mātraṃ; 274.10 °ti-mātraṃ tribhavam; 269.12, see gotra (4); see Suzuki, Studies, 440.

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

Vijñapti (विज्ञप्ति).—f.

(-ptiḥ) 1. Information, representation, respectful communication or information, or opinion on any subject. 2. An announcement. E. vi before, jñā to know, causal form, aff. ktin .

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