Vyupashamana, Vyupaśamana, Vi-upashamana: 3 definitions


Vyupashamana 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.

The Sanskrit term Vyupaśamana can be transliterated into English as Vyupasamana or Vyupashamana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Vyupashamana in Mahayana glossary
Source: WikiPedia: Mahayana Buddhism

Vyupaśamana (व्युपशमन) or “fully pacifying” refers to one of the “nine mental abidings” (i.e., ‘nine stages of training the mind’) connected with śamatha (“access concentration”), according to Kamalaśīla and the Śrāvakabhūmi section of the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra.—Vyupaśamana (Tibetan: རྣམ་པར་ཞི་བར་བྱེད་པ་, nye-bar zhi-bar byed-pa) or “fully pacifying”:—Although the practitioner may still experience subtle excitement or dullness, they are rare and the practitioner can easily recognize and pacify them.

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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»] — Vyupashamana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vyupaśamana (व्युपशमन).—(nt.; = Pali vūpa°) = °śama (1) tranquillization of mind (see °śama 1): citta-dama-°na- samanvāgataṃ (of an arhant) Avadāna-śataka ii.114.12; (2) allaying, healing, of disease (see °śama 2): vyādher °manārthaṃ Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 133.11. Both prose.

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

Vyupaśamana (व्युपशमन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Viusamaṇa.

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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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