Vimati: 18 definitions


Vimati means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Vimati (विमति) refers to a “dispute”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 7.22.

Kavya book cover
context information

Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

Discover the meaning of vimati in the context of Kavya from relevant books on Exotic India

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Vimati (विमति) or Vicikitsā refers to “doubt” and represents one of the seven Anuśaya (tendencies of defilement), according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 3).—Accordingly, “There are seven tendencies of defilement (anuśaya): (1) anuśaya of attachment to pleasure (kāmarāga), (2) anuśaya of hostility (pratigha), (3) anuśaya of attachment to existence (bhāvarāga), (4) anuśaya of pride (māna), (5) anuśaya of ignorance (avidyā), (6) anuśaya of wrong view (dṛṣṭi), (7) anuśaya of doubt (vicikitsā or vimati). These are the seven anuśayas. [...]”

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Vimati (विमति) refers to “doubt ”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Then again, the Bodhisattva, the great being Gaganagañja uttered these verses to that Bodhisattva, the great being Guṇarājaprabhāsa: ‘(22) [...] The one who is free from the impurities of darkness after attaining splendour (ālokalabdha), who cuts off the mind of doubt (vimati) of the doubtful, and therefore establishes [living beings] in liberation (vimokṣa), him, the Sugata I ask for the sake of them. [...]’”.

Mahayana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of vimati in the context of Mahayana from relevant books on Exotic India

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

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

Vimati (विमति) refers to “opposed opinions”, according to Vāgīśvarakīrti’s Tattvaratnāvalokavivaraṇa.—Accordingly, “This is the work to dispel all opposed opinions (vimati-nāśinī) of Vāgīśvara [Vāgīśvarakīrti], whose dedication to the glorious Samāja [Guhyasamāja] is supreme and whose devotion) is without blemish”.

Tibetan Buddhism book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of vimati in the context of Tibetan Buddhism from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vimati : (f.) doubt; perplexity.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vimati, (f.) (vi+mati) doubt, perplexity, consternation D. I, 105; S. IV, 327; A. II, 79, 185; Ap 29; Dhs. 425; J. III, 522; Miln. 119, 144, 339; DA. I, 274. (Page 630)

Pali book cover
context information

Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

Discover the meaning of vimati in the context of Pali from relevant books on Exotic India

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vimati (विमति).—a S Deranged in mind, crazy, fatuous. 2 Disapproving &c. See above.

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

vimati (विमति).—a Deranged in mind, crazy.

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of vimati in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vimati (विमति).—a. Stupid, devoid of intelligence, foolish.

-tiḥ f.

1) Dissent, disagreement, difference of opinion.

2) Dislike.

3) Stupidity.

4) A dispute; विधिं कलापौ विमते- रगाताम् (vidhiṃ kalāpau vimate- ragātām) N.7.22.

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

Vimati (विमति).—f. (= Pali id.), doubt: prāṇināṃ ma bhavatu vimatiḥ Lalitavistara 288.4 (verse); devaputrān °ti-prāptāñ jñātvā 350.20 (prose); idam avaci °ti-haraṇaṃ 370.14 (verse); °ti- samudghaṭita ity ucyate 425.15; °ti-chedakaṃ jinaṃ Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 5.8; °ti-śamakarī (of Buddha's speech) 47.2; often with kāṅkṣā, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 223.1; Mahāvyutpatti 2130; Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 8.10; Gaṇḍavyūha 5.1; 32.25; at the end of Jātaka stories often as in Divyāvadāna 297.28, syāt khalu bhikṣavo yuṣmākaṃ kāṅkṣā vimatir vā…, similarly 328.1 etc.; misc., Mahāvastu i.98.14; 115.14; Daśabhūmikasūtra 7.6, etc.; vīmati, m.c., Samādhirājasūtra 19.35. See next items.

--- OR ---

Vīmati (वीमति).—m.c. for vimati, q.v.

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

Vimati (विमति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. Dislike, aversion. 2. Difference of opinion, dissent. 3. Stupidity. E. vi and mati mind.

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

Vimati (विमति).—f. 1. difference of opinion. 2. dislike, aversion.

Vimati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and mati (मति).

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

Vimati (विमति).—1. [feminine] disagreement, dislike, aversion.

--- OR ---

Vimati (विमति).—2. [adjective] stupid, foolish.

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

1) Vimati (विमति):—[=vi-mati] [from vi] 1. vi-mati mfn. (for 2. See vi√man) of different opinion (-man m. difference of opinion, disagreement) [gana] dṛḍhādi

2) [v.s. ...] stupid, silly (-tā f. stupidity, silliness), [Bhartṛhari]

3) [=vi-mati] a vi-matsara etc. See p. 951, col. 3. For vi-mati2 See [column]3.

4) [=vi-mati] [from vi-mata > vi-man] 2. vi-mati mfn. of different opinion [gana] dṛḍhādi

5) [v.s. ...] f. difference of opinion. dissent, disagreement about ([locative case]), [Pāṇini; Naiṣadha-carita; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] dislike, aversion, [Rāmāyaṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] doubt, uncertainty, error, [Lalita-vistara; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

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

Vimati (विमति):—[vi-mati] (tiḥ) 2. f. Dislike; difference.

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

Vimati (विमति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vimai.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vimati in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of vimati in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vimati (ವಿಮತಿ):—

1) [noun] a different oipinion or view.

2) [noun] foolishness; stupidity.

3) [noun] a fool; a stupid fellow.

context information

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

Discover the meaning of vimati in the context of Kannada from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: