Vyavasthana, Vyavasthāna: 7 definitions


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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Vyavasthana in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Vyavasthāna (व्यवस्थान) according to a note at the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 52:—Ten bodhisattva vyavasthānas, named and explained, in the Avataṃsaka in the chapter on the bodhisattvadaśavyavasthānas. The Sanskrit names of these ten abodes are given by the Gaṇḍhavyūha, ed.

  1. Prathamacittotpādika (tch’ou fa sin): bodhisattva producing the mind of bodhi for the first time.
  2. Ādhikarmika (tche ti): beginner.
  3. Yogācāra (sieou hing): practicing the practices.
  4. Janmaja (cheng kouei): of noble birth.
  5. Pūrvayogasaṃpanna (fang che kiu tsou): without antecedents.
  6. Śuddhādhyāśaya (tcheng sin): animated by high pure resolve.
  7. Avivartya (pou t’ouei): without regressing.
  8. Kumārabhūta (t’ong tchen): crown prince of the Dharma.
  9. Yauvarājya (fa wang rseu): quality of crown prince.
  10. Abhiṣikta (kouang ting): anointed with crucial anointment.

This classification is derived from the Avataṃsaka and related texts.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vyavasthana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vyavasthāna (व्यवस्थान).—f.

1) Arrangement, settlement, determination, decision; बाजक्षेत्रे तथैवान्ये तत्रेयं तु व्यवस्थितिः (bājakṣetre tathaivānye tatreyaṃ tu vyavasthitiḥ) Manusmṛti 1.7.

2) A rule, statute, decision.

3) Steadiness, constancy.

4) Firmness, perseverance; साधु धर्मे व्यवस्थानं क्रियतां यदि शक्यते (sādhu dharme vyavasthānaṃ kriyatāṃ yadi śakyate) Rām.7.13.18.

5) A fixed limit; न विद्यते व्यवस्थानं क्रुद्धयोः कृष्णयोः क्वचित् (na vidyate vyavasthānaṃ kruddhayoḥ kṛṣṇayoḥ kvacit) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 8.87.78.

6) Separation.

-naḥ Name of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: vyavasthānam (व्यवस्थानम्).

See also (synonyms): vyavasthiti.

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

Vyavasthāna (व्यवस्थान).—nt. (= Pali vavatthāna; Sanskrit not in this sense), respective determination, differentiation: bhūmi- bhūmi-°na-kuśalena Daśabhūmikasūtra 20.28; tattvalakṣaṇaṃ °na-taḥ advayaprabhāvitaṃ veditavyaṃ Bodhisattvabhūmi 39.1; 260.13 (see s.v. vipaśyanā); catvārīmāni bodhisattvānāṃ prajñapti- °nāni 292.7, listed as dharma-pra°-°naṃ, satya-, yukti-, and yāna-, 11-13, explained 292.14—294.8; 397.27 (see s.v. vyavalokayati); (all inhabitants of Sukhāvatī are niyatāḥ samyaktve, see s.v. rāśi) nāsti tatra dvayo rāśyor vyavasthānaṃ prajñaptir vā yad idam aniyatasya vā mithyātvaniyatasya vā Sukhāvatīvyūha 44.15, there is no differen- tiation or clear statement as regards the (other) two groups, namely… (i.e. they are equally unqualified for S.).

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

Vyavasthāna (व्यवस्थान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Steadiness. 2. Regular arrangement, determination. 3. Rule, decision. 4. Firmness, perseverance. E. vi + ava + sthā-lyuṭ .

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

Vyavasthāna (व्यवस्थान).—[neuter] remaining, persevering, constancy; state, condition.

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

1) Vyavasthāna (व्यवस्थान):—[=vy-avasthāna] [from vy-avasthā > vyava-sthā] mfn. persistent (applied to Viṣṇu), [Mahābhārata xiii, 6991]

2) [v.s. ...] n. steadiness, perseverance, continuance in ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] firmness, constancy, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] state, condition ([plural] ‘circumstances’), [Gopatha-brāhmaṇa; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

5) [v.s. ...] regular arrangement or distribution, [Monier-Williams’ 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 (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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