Vyakshepa, Vyākṣēpa, Vyākṣepa: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Vyākṣēpa and Vyākṣepa can be transliterated into English as Vyaksepa or Vyakshepa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I

Vyākṣepa (व्याक्षेप) refers to “distraction of mind” and represents one of the “thirteen difficulties”, according to the “Teraha kāṭhīyā-svādhyāya” by Jinaharṣa (dealing with the Ethics section of Jain Canonical literature), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The exposition of the ‘thirteen difficulties’ against which one should fight as they are hindrances to proper religious practice is a widespread topic in Jain literature in Gujarati. They are either listed in brief compositions or described with several verses for each of the components. The list of terms is always the same, with a few variations in designations: [e.g., distraction of mind (viṣe, vakkheva, vyākṣepa), ...].—See ch. Krause 1999, p. 277 for the list as found in a Ratnasañcaya-granth stanza 118.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vyākṣēpa (व्याक्षेप).—m S Obstruction, impediment, hinderance; i. e. the obstructing body or cause; the obstruction opposed by it; or the obstructedness occasioned by it.

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

vyākṣēpa (व्याक्षेप).—m Obstruction, hindrance.

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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 dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vyākṣepa (व्याक्षेप).—

1) Tossing about.

2) Obstruction, hindrance.

3) Delay; अव्याक्षेपो भविष्यन्त्याः कार्यसिद्धेर्हि लक्षणम् (avyākṣepo bhaviṣyantyāḥ kāryasiddherhi lakṣaṇam) R.1.6.

4) Distraction.

5) Invective, abuse.

6) Throwing, casting (as a glance); (herambajananī) कटाक्षव्याक्षेपक्षणजनित- संक्षोभनिवहाः (kaṭākṣavyākṣepakṣaṇajanita- saṃkṣobhanivahāḥ) G. L.3.

Derivable forms: vyākṣepaḥ (व्याक्षेपः).

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

Vyākṣepa (व्याक्षेप).—m.

(-paḥ) 1. Tossing about. 2. Delay, hindrance.

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

Vyākṣepa (व्याक्षेप).—i. e. vi-ā-kṣip + a, m. Delay; in a-, m. Absence of delay, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 10, 6.

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

Vyākṣepa (व्याक्षेप).—[masculine] = [preceding]; also distraction, absence of mind.

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

1) Vyākṣepa (व्याक्षेप):—[=vy-ākṣepa] [from vyā-kṣip] m. invective, abuse, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] distraction (of mind), [Harivaṃśa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc. (cf. a-vy; mano-vyākṣepartham, ‘in order to distract the mind’ [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan])

3) [v.s. ...] throwing or tossing about, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

4) [v.s. ...] obstruction, hindrance, delay, [ib.]

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

Vyākṣepa (व्याक्षेप) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vakkheva.

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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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