Vipulamati, Vipula-mati: 8 definitions



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General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Vipulamati in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Vipulamati (विपुलमति) is the name of an ancient Muni, according to chapter 5.3 [śāntinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“[...] Kanakaśakti, accompanied by Vasantasenā and Kanakamālā, wandered-over the earth like a wind from the power of the vidyā. One day, going wherever he liked, he went to Mt. Himavat and there he saw a flying Muni, Vipulamati. He honored him with devotion, him who was the color of heated gold, like the brilliance of penance embodied, emaciated, by whom Love had been conquered. [...]”.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1

Vipulamati (विपुलमति, “complex”) refers to a category of knowledge obtained through telepathy (manaḥparyaya), according to Tattvārthasūtra 1.23. Manaḥparyaya refers to one of the five types of knowledge (jñāna) , according to Tattvārthasūtra 1.9.

What is ‘complex telepathy’ (vipulamati)? The knowledge which knows simple as well as complicated objects of thought in others mind is called ‘complex telepathy’. What is the difference between ‘simple (rajumati) and complex (vipulamati) telepathy’? Purity (viśuddhi) of the soul is lesser in simplex kind and greater in complex kind. Complex attribute is infallible (apratipāta) (does not disappear) and stays with its owner till the owner attains liberation while simple attribute may fall and leave its owner.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vipulamati (विपुलमति).—a. endowed with great talents or understanding.

Vipulamati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vipula and mati (मति). See also (synonyms): vipulaprajñā, vipulabuddhi.

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

Vipulamati (विपुलमति).—name of a Bodhisattva: Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 1.12.

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

Vipulamati (विपुलमति).—Adj. Endowed with great power of understanding.

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

Vipulamati (विपुलमति).—adj. endowed with great understanding, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 410.

Vipulamati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vipula and mati (मति).

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

1) Vipulamati (विपुलमति):—[=vi-pula-mati] [from vi-pula] mfn. idem, [Bhartṛhari]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Bodhi, [Buddhist literature]

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Vipulamati 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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