Yathabhuta, Yathābhūta, Yatha-bhuta: 4 definitions


Yathabhuta means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Yathabhuta in Mahayana glossary
Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Yathābhūta (यथाभूत) refers to “(patience) truly as it”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Son of good family, there are eight patiences reflecting on the dharma of the Bodhisattvas. What are the eight? [...] the patience without birth since characters are unconditioned; (6) the patience without origination since there is no arising and abiding; (7) the patience without being since there is no destruction of things; (8) patience truly as it (yathābhūta) is since there is no destruction by time. Son of good family, those eight are the patiences reflecting on the dharma of the Bodhisattvas”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yathabhuta in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yathābhūta : (adj.) conformity with the truth.

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

Yathābhūta refers to: in reality, in truth, really, definitely, absolutely; as ought to be, truthfully, in its real essence. Very frequent in var. combnns which see collected & classified as regards Saṃyutta & Aṅguttara-Nikāyas in Index vols to these texts. E. g. S. IV, 195 (vacanaṃ, Ep. of Nibbāna); V, 440 (abhisamaya); Sn. 194, 202, 653; Dh. 203; PvA. 215 (guṇa). yathābhūtaṃ pajānāti he knows as an absolute truth or in reality D. I, 83, 162; S. IV, 188; V, 304 & passim; ditto yathābhūtaṃ jānāti passati Ps. II, 62. Similarly with noun: yathābhūta-ñāṇa absolute knowledge S. V, 144; Ps. II, 63=Vism. 605 (+sammādassana); Vism. 438, 629, 695; VbhA. 459 (=maggañāṇa); also as °ñāṇa-dassana in same meaning: A III, 19, 200; IV, 99, 336; V, 2 sq. 311 sq.; Ps. I, 33, 43 sq.; II, 11 sq.; Nett 29. 

Note: yathābhūta is a Pali compound consisting of the words yathā and bhūta.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yathabhuta in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Yathābhūta (ಯಥಾಭೂತ):—[noun] something that has actually happened.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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