Vyavata, Vyāvaṭa: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vyāvaṭa : (adj.) busy; active; engaged in; intent on.

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

Vyāvaṭa, (adj.) (=Sk. vyāpṛta, cp. vyāpāra, byappatha. & veyyāvacca) doing service, active, busy; eager, keen, intent on (Loc.), busy with A. IV, 195 (mayi=worrying about me); J. III, 315 (su°); IV, 371 (kiccâkiccesu v. = uyyatta C.); V, 395 (=ussukka); VI, 229 (=kāya-veyyāvacca-dān’ādi-kamma-karaṇena vyāvaṭa C.).—dassana° keen on a sight, eager to see J. I, 89; VvA. 213 (preferred to T. reading!).—dāna° serving in connection with a gift, busy with giving, a “commissioner of gifts, ” i.e. a superintendent installed by a higher (rich) person (as a king or seṭṭhi) to look after the distribution of all kinds of gifts in connection with a mahādāna. Rh. Davids at Dial. II. 372 (following Childers) has quite misunderstood the term in referring it to a vyāvaṭa in meaning of “hindered, ” and by translating it as “hindered at the largesse” or “objecting to the largesse. ” At none of the passages quoted by him has it that meaning. See e.g. D. II, 354; J. III, 129; Pv. II, 950 (dāne v. =ussukkaṃ āpanna PvA. 135); PvA. 112 (dāne), 124 (id.); DA. I, 296 (? not found). avyāvaṭa not busy, not bothering about (Loc.), unconcerned with, not worrying D. II, 141 (Tathāgatassa sarīre; translation not to the point “hinder not yourselves”); Vin. III, 136. See also separately.—Note. vyāvaṭa (& a°) only occur in the meaning given above, and not in the sense of “covered, obstructed” (wrongly fr. vṛ) as given by Childers. Correct the translation given under byāvaṭa accordingly! (Page 654)

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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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