Vitaraga, aka: Vita-raga, Vītarāga; 7 Definition(s)


Vitaraga means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.71; ApA.i.107.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Vītarāga (वीतराग) or Vītarāgabhūmi refers to “ground of the saint freed from the passions or of the Anāgāmin” and represents one of the ten grounds (bhūmi) shared by adepts of the three vehicles according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 52.—Vītarāga-bhūmi (ḥdod chags daṅ bral baḥi sa, li yu) is one of the ten grounds shared by adepts of the three Vehicles (sādhāraṇabhūmi). Here, the Śrāvaka abandons all the passions, desire, etc. (rāgadikleśa) of the desire realm (kāmadhātu) and is called Anāgamin.—As for the Bodhisattva, because of his renunciation (vairāgya), he obtains the five superknowledges (abhijñā). [This corresponds to ground proper no. 9, Sudurjayā].

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Vītarāga (वीतराग, “with detachment”) refers to one of the two types of right faith (samyagdarśana).—What is right belief with detachment (vītarāga samyag darśana)? It is concerned with sheer purity of the soul.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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vītarāga : (adj.) passionless. (m.) a saint.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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vītarāga (वीतराग).—a S corruptly vītarāgī a (vīta Gone, rāga Desire.) Whose worldly affections and passions are subdued or mortified. 2 That is become averse or indifferent to.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Vītarāga (वीतराग).—a.

1) free from desire.

2) free from passion, calm, tranquil.

3) colourless. (-gaḥ) 1 a sage who has subdued his passions; विशन्ति यद्यतयो वीतरागाः (viśanti yadyatayo vītarāgāḥ) Bg.8.11.

2) a deified Jaina saint.

Vītarāga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vīta and rāga (राग).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vītarāga (वीतराग).—mfn.

(-gaḥ-gā-gaṃ) 1. Exempt from passions or affections. 2. Bleached, colourless. m.

(-gaḥ) 1. Any sage with subdued passions. 2. A Baud'dha deified sage. E. vīta gone, and rāga passions, desire.

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