Vipuyaka, Vipūyaka: 6 definitions


Vipuyaka 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 Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Vipūyaka (विपूयक):—[vipūyakaḥ] Bed smell

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Vipūyaka (विपूयक) or Vipūyakasaṃjñā refers to a “rotting corpse” and represents the fourth of the “nine horrible notions” (aśubhasaṃjñā), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 35. These nine notions of the horrible eliminate the seven types of lust (saptavidha-rāga) in people. By means of the meditation on the nine notions [viz., Vipūyaka], the minds of lust (rāga) are eliminated, but hatred (dveṣa) and delusion (moha) are also decreased. These nine notions eventually lead to the enjoyment of the eternal bliss of Nirvāṇa.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vipūyaka (विपूयक).—Suppuration; an offensive smell.

Derivable forms: vipūyakam (विपूयकम्).

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

Vipūyaka (विपूयक).—nt. (= Pali vipubbaka), a corpse destroyed by putrefaction; -saṃjñā, contemplation of the notion of such a corpse, one of the aśubha-bhāvanā (q.v.) or -saṃjñā: Mahāvyutpatti 1157 (so Mironov without v.l., and var. of Kyoto ed., which first reads vidhūtika; this might intend vipūtika, q.v., the Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā version of vipūyaka); Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 27a.2; Śikṣāsamuccaya 211.1 (cited from Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā): Gaṇḍavyūha 157.15.

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

1) Vipūyaka (विपूयक):—[=vi-pūyaka] n. (√pūy) suppuration or an offensive smell, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] a decomposed corpse, [Buddhist literature]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vipuyaka 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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