Visesadhigama, Visesādhigama, Visheshadhigama, Visesa-adhigama: 3 definitions



Visesadhigama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Visesadhigama in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

visesādhigama : (m.) specific attainment.

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

Visesādhigama refers to: specific attainment A. IV, 22; M. II, 96; Nett 92; Miln. 412; DhA. I, 100. (Cp. BSk. viśeṣadhigama Divy 174).

Note: visesādhigama is a Pali compound consisting of the words visesa and adhigama.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Visesadhigama in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Viśeṣādhigama (विशेषाधिगम).—(m., = Pali visesā°, see Childers s.v. viseso), ‘specific attainment’, grasping one thought so intently that dhyāna is attained: asaṃprāpte °game (in a caramabhavika sattva, death is impossible then) Divyāvadāna [Page501-b+ 71] 174.1. In [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] also called viśeṣa-gamana and -gāmitā, qq.v.

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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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