ཡོན་ཏན་

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ཡོན་ཏན། (Wyl. yon tan) n. Pron.: yönten

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  • Qualities [Buddha Nature] [Uttaratantra Shastra] [Seven vajra points]
  • Skt. गुणः, guṇa, Pron.: guna. From Sanskrit: a single thread or strand of a cord or twine | string or thread, rope | a garland | a bow-string | (in •geom.) a sinew | the string of a musical instrument, chord | with numerals 'fold, times' | rarely the numeral stands by itself along with | 'of ten times higher value' | a multiplier, co-efficient (in •alg.) | subdivision, species, kind | the different kinds of smell | the 6 subdivisions of action for a king in foreign politics (viz. peace, war, march, halt, stratagem, and recourse to the protection of a mightier king) | denoting the 4 ways of conquering an enemy | 'requisite' | a secondary element, subordinate or unessential part of any action | 'reaching to all subordinate parts', hence 'valid throughout' | an auxiliary act | a secondary dish (opposed to | rice or the chief dish | in | the secondary or less immediate object of an action | a quality, peculiarity, attribute or property | an attribute of the 5 elements (each of which has its own peculiar quality or qualities as well as organ of sense | thus 1. ether has | or sound for its Guṇa and the ear for its organ | 2. the air has tangibility and sound for its Guṇas and the skin for its organ | 3. fire or light has shape or colour, tangibility, and sound for its Guṇas, and the eye for its organs | 4. water has flavour, shape, tangibility, and sound for its Guṇas, and the tongue for its organ | 5. earth has the preceding Guṇas, with the addition of its own peculiar Guṇa of smell, and the nose for its organ | (in Sāṃkhya •phil.) an ingredient or constituent of Prakṛiti, chief quality of all existing beings (viz. | and | goodness, passion, and darkness, or virtue, foulness, and ignorance | a property or characteristic of all created things (in Nyāya •phil. twenty-four Guṇas are enumerated, viz. 1. | shape, colour | 2. | savour | 3. | odour | 4. | tangibility | 5. | number | 6. | dimension | 7. | severalty | 8. | conjunction | 9. | disjunction | 10. | remoteness | 11. | proximity | 12. | weight | 13. | fluidity | 14. | viscidity | 15. | sound | 16. | or | understanding or knowledge | 17. | pleasure | 18. | pain | 19. | desire ; 20. | aversion ; 21. | effort ; 22. | merit or virtue ; 23. | demerit ; 24. | the self-reproductive quality | an epithet | good quality, virtue, merit, excellence | the merit of composition (consistency, elegance of expression) | the peculiar properties of the letters (11 in number, viz. the 8 | the first gradation of a vowel, the vowels | with | an organ of sense | a cook | Bhīma-sena [Mahavyutpatti] [Sanskrit] MVP MW
  • Skt. गुण्यम्, guṇya, Pron.: gunya. From Sanskrit: endowed with good qualities or virtues | to be enumerated | to be described or praised | to be multiplied, multiplicand [Mahavyutpatti] [Sanskrit] MVP MW

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