Vikalpita: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vikalpita (विकल्पित).—Made applicable optionally.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Vikalpita in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Vikalpita (विकल्पित) refers to “distinguished”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Son of good family, these are eight pure vigours of bodhisatvas. What are the eight? To wit, (1) vigour to adorn his body (kāyālaṃkāra) but the body is not the objective support since it is distinguished (vikalpita) as a reflection (pratibimba); (2) vigour to accomplish proper speech although the speech cannot be perceived since it is distinguished as voidness; (3) vigour to put the thought into the state of concentration although the thought is not the objective support since it is imagined by the true state of thought; (4) vigour to attain all aspects of perfection although they cannot be perceived since they are imagined by the true nature of dharma which is the extinction of the continuous succession of thought; [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vikalpita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vikalpita (विकल्पित).—a.

1) Prepared, arranged.

2) Divided, manifold.

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

Vikalpita (विकल्पित).—(1) ppp. to vikalpayati (1), falsely disting- uished or imagined: viparīta-saṃjñīhi ime (sc. dharmāḥ) vikalpitā asanta-santā hi abhūta-bhūtataḥ Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 281.11 (verse), by men of inverted notions these (states of being) are wrongly discriminated as existent and non-existent, true and false (respectively; i.e. with inversion of terms); very common in Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra (see Index), e.g. bālair vikalpitā hy ete 167.17; (2) subst. nt., vain imagining, false discrimination: kalpita- °tāni Lalitavistara 374.6 (verse), see kalpita. This use does not seem to occur in Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra.

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

Vikalpita (विकल्पित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Made or acknowledged as optional. E. vi before, kṛt to be able, kta aff.

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

1) Vikalpita (विकल्पित):—[=vi-kalpita] [from vi-kalpa > vi-kḷp] mfn. prepared, arranged etc.

2) [v.s. ...] divided, manifold (with caturdaśa-dhā = fourteen fold), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] doubtful, undecided, [ib.; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha] (cf. a-vikalpa)

4) [v.s. ...] optional (-tva n.), [Nyāyamālā-vistara; Sāyaṇa]

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

Vikalpita (विकल्पित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Made optional.

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

Vikalpita (विकल्पित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vigappia.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vikalpita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vikalpita (ವಿಕಲ್ಪಿತ):—

1) [adjective] prepared; made ready; arranged.

2) [adjective] divided; separated.

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Vikalpita (ವಿಕಲ್ಪಿತ):—[noun] that which is divided in to different parts or arranged into different groups.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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