Vyapada, aka: Vyāpāda; 7 Definition(s)
Vyapada 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
'ill-will', is a synonym of dosa (s. mūla); it is one of the 5 hindrances (nīvarana) and one of the 10 fetters (samyojana).(Source): Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
ill-will; When there is delight in a meditation subject there is no ill-will or boredom.
Ill-will is another akusala dhamma which is one of the hindrances. When there is ill-will there is no loving-kindness, no compassion, no understanding of nama and rupa. However, some moments later mindfulness can arise and be aware of any reality which appears, even of annoyance.
One of the six Kamacchandas;(Source): Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
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).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
1) Vyāpāda (व्यापाद) refers to “spitefulness” or “evil intent or design”; the abstinence thereof represents one of the three paths classified as manaskarma-patha (paths of mental action) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—The paths of mental action (manaskarma-patha) are three in number: abstaining from envy (abhidhyā), spitefulness (vyāpāda) and wrong views (mithyādṛṣṭi).
2) Vyāpāda (व्यापाद, “malevolence”) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVIII). Accordingly, “the obstacle of malevolence (vyāpāda-nīvaraṇa) is the origin of the loss of all good dharmas, the cause of falling into the unfortunate destinies (durgati), the enemy of all happiness (sukha), the abductor of good minds (kuśalacitta), the reservoir of all kinds of harmful speech (pāruṣyavāda)”.(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Vyāpāda (व्यापाद, “ill-will”) refers to one of the “ten unwholesome things” (kuśala) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 56). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., vyāpāda). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Languages of India and abroad
vyāpāda : (m.) ill-will; malevolent.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Vyāpāda, (fr. vyāpajjati. See also byāpāda) making bad, doing harm: desire to injure, malevolence, ill-will D. I, 71, 246; III, 70 sq. 226, 234; S. I, 99; II, 151; IV, 343; A. I, 194, 280; II, 14, 210; III, 92, 231, 245; IV, 437; Vbh. 86, 363 sq. 391; Pug. 17 sq.; Dhs. 1137; Vism. 7; DA. I, 211; VbhA. 74, 118, 369. °anusaya M. I, 433. °dosa M. III, 3. °dhātu M. III, 62. °nīvaraṇa M. II, 203. See under each affix.—Cp. avyāpāda. (Page 654)(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
1) Killing, slaying.
2) Ruin, destruction.
3) Evil design, malice.
Derivable forms: vyāpādaḥ (व्यापादः).
See also (synonyms): vyāpādana.(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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