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Jain Glossary


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Jain Glossary (Dictionary) for the alphabet - A

 Word/Term  Meaning
Abadhita: With no contradiction of the probandum
Abadhitavisayatva: Absence of contradiction of the probandum
Abhavya: One who is incapable of attaining moksa
Abadhita: With no contradiction of the probandum
Abadhitavisayatva: Absence of contradiction of the probandum
Abhavya: One who is incapable of attaining moksa
Abhedavrtti: Identifying by transference of epithet
Abhedopacara: Making identical aspect predominant
Abhigraha: Resolution
Abhikshna-Jnanopayoga: Ceaseless pursuit of right knowledge.
Abhipsita: Desirable
Abhiseka: Anointing ceremony
Abhyasta: Habituated
Abhyuhana: Process of understanding
Abrahma: Unchastity.
Abrahma-varjana: Abandonment of all incontinence
Acaksurdarsana: Perception by means of the senses other than visual
Acara: Conduct
Acarya: Head of a mendicant group; spiritual leader; monk-scholar
Achakshu-darshanavarana: Non-Ocular-Conation-Obscuring
Acharya-Bhakti: Devotion to Acharyas or Heads of the Orders of Saints.
Achetanatva: Unconsciousness
Adama-nirjara: Equanimous submission to the fruition of karma
Adana-niksepana-samiti: Care in the picking up and putting down of any object
Adattadana-virati: Not taking anything which has not been given; identical to asteya-vrata
Adeya: Impressive; appearance such as may affect others.
Adharma: Principle of Rest
Adharma-dravya: The principle of rest
Adhigama: Preaching of another.
Adhigamaja: Grahita
Adhikarana: Dependance
Adhikaraniki-kriya: Having weapons of hurtfulness.
Adho-loka: The lower world; the home of infernal beings
Adhyavasaya: Determinate cognition
Adhyayana: Lecture
Advaita: Non-dual; cap., the monistic school of Vedanta
Agama: Scripture; canonical literature; Verbal testimony
Agamika: Non-repetitive
Agari: House-holders(laymen).
Aghatiya: Karamas that generate embodiment and particular conditions thereof
Aghatiya: Non-Destructive karmas
Agni: Fire
Agurulaghu: Nor heavy-light; neither too heavy to move, nor too light to have stability.
Agurulaghutva: Capacity by which one attribute or substance does not become another and the substance does not lose the attributes whose grouping forms the substance itself; Individuality; The quality of constancy in space-points
Ahampratyaya: Self-awareness
Ahara Agrahya-Vargana: Assimilation-unrecievable-molecule
Ahara-Vargana: Assimilation-molecule for food
Aharaka: Assimilative; The spiritual man-like emanation from the head of a saint in doubt, in the sixth spiritual stage.
Aharaka mishra: Assimitative with physical.
Aharaparyapti: Taking of morsels of food
Aharyaprasanjana: Determinate concomitant
Aharyaropa: Determinate concomitant
Ahavaniya-agni: One of the sacred fires in the Hindu srauta ritual
Ahimsa: Nonharming
Ahimsavrata: Refraining from harming
Ailaka: The highest state of a Digambara layman, wherein he retains only one piece of clothing
Ajinana: Ignorance
Ajiva: Insentient; Non-Living; Non-Soul; Which is not soul
Ajna-vyapadiki-kriya: Misinterpreting the scriptural injunctions, which we do not want to follow.
Ajnana: Ignorance-nivartaka-remover; Wrong belief caused by ignorance. Indiscrimination of good and bad.
Ajnanavada: Agnosticism
Ajnanika: Agnostic. Everything is not knowable. This is one of the general attributes of all substances.
Ajnavicaya: Contemplation on the teachings of Jina
Akama-nirjara: Equanimous submission to the fruition of karma.
Akasa: Space
Akasha: Space
Akashaya: Quasi-passions; slight or minor passions.
Akincitkara: Immaterial
Akrandana: Weeping
Akriyavada: Doctrine of non-action
Akriyavadi: Opposite of Kriyavadi, e.g., the soul does nothing. This undermines all truth.
Aksa: An organ of sense; Self
Aksara: Alphabet
Aksata: Uncooked rice
Aksaya-trtiya: The "immortal third," a Jaina holiday
Alarikara: Ornamentation
Alocana: Critical self-examination; Intuitional cognition
Aloka: Non-Universe
Aloka-akasa: Totally empty space
Alokitapana-bhojana: Thoroughly seeing to one's food and drink.
Amanaska: Without mind
Amari: Prohibition of animal sacrifice
Amla: Acid.
Amsavatara: Minor incarnation of Visnu
Amudha drishtitva: Free from superstitious belief.
Amudhadrsti: Freedom from delusory notions
Amurtatva: Along with Achetanatva, is common to Space, Motion, Rest and Time; Along with Chetanatva, is a common attributes of the class of substance
Anabhimata: Undesirable
Anabhoga: Putting down a thing where it ought not to be put.
Anabhogakriya: Indifference in dropping things or throwing oneself down upon the earth, i.e. without seeing whether it is swept or not.
Anabhyupagata: Unproved
Anadeya: Non-impressive; dull appearance.
Anadhyavasaya: Indecision
Anadhyavasita: Neither known
Anadi: Having no beginning
Anadinidhana: Without beginning and without end
Anagara: House-less(ascetics).
Anagara-dharma: Mendicant discipline
Anaikantika: Inconclusive
Anaikantikatva: Inconclusiveness
Anakanksha-kriya: Disrespect to scriptural injunctions out of vice or laziness.
Anakaropayoga: Formless conscious activity
Anaksara: Non-alphabet
Anangapravista: Main scriptions
Ananta-sukha: Infinite bliss
Anantadharma: Infinite aspects
Anantajnana: Infinite knowledge; a synonym for kevalajnana
Anantanu-Vargana: Infinite-atoms-molecule
Anantanubandhi: Error feeding; Right-belief preventing-passions; Wrong-belief-breeding
Anantanubandhi-kasaya: Passions that "Pursue from the limitless past," preventing the attainment of samyak-darsana
Anantaviryatva: Infinite energy
Ananugamika: Non-following
Ananvaya: Lacking in positive concomitance
Anarpitabhasa: False unimplied point of view
Anarpitanaya: Unimplied view-point
Anartha danda-vrata: Taking a vow not to commit purposeless sin
Anarthadandavrata: Refraining from the five minor types of evil activity
Anasana: Fasting
Anashana: Fasting--external austerity.
Anataraya: Obstructive.
Anavastha: Regressus ad infinitum
Anekantavada: The doctrine of manifold aspects
Anekatva: Multiplicity
Anga: Limb; cap., a group of twelve Jaina canonical texts
Angabahya: The subsidiary canon
Angapuja: Veneration of the limbs of the lord
Angopanga: Limbs; limbs and minor limbs.
Anigraha: Free from defect
Anindriyaja: Non-sensuous, not caused by senses
Anirakrta: Not refuted
Anisrita: Independent
Anitya: Impermanent
Anitya anupreksha: Everything is subject to change or transitory; Transitoriness
Anityavada: Noneternalism
Anivartin: That state from which there is no returning
Anivrtti-karana: The process of suppressing certain mohaniya karmas
Anrita: Falsehood.
Antar-muhurta: A period of up to forty-eight minutes
Antara-bhava: The state of existence between death and rebirth
Antaratman: The state of perceiving the self within
Antaraya: Inflow of obstructive karma; Obstructive
Antaraya-karma: Karma that restricts the energy-quality of the soul
Antarjalpa: Inward repetition
Antarmuhurtta: For a moment
Antarmuhurttika: A period of less than forty-eight minutes
Antarvyapti: Internal concomitance
Antyesti-kriya: Funeral rites
Anu: Atom; an indivisible particle of matter
Anu Vargana: Atom
Anu-Vratas: Five minor vows.
Anubhaga: intensity of fruition
Anubhava: Experience; Retribution of a karma; intensity
Anubhaya-mana: Neither true nor false.
Anubhaya-vachana: Neither true or false.
Anubhuta: Cognised, felt
Anugamika (Avadhijnana): Following
Anugamin: Following
Anukampa: Compassion
Anumana: Inference
Anumanika: Inferential
Anumati-tyaga: Preparatory to the monk's life. Enjoins a gradual giving up of the world and retiring into some very quiet place to aquire the knowledge of truth and ultimately to become fit to be a teacher of the path to Liberation.
Anumatityaga-pratima: The tenth stage in which a layman refrains from all household activities
Anumiti: Inference
Anupalambha: Non-observation
Anupatta: Matter which is not taken in by the soul.
Anupayoga: Not in actual use
Anupayukta: Without attention
Anupreksa: Reflection, twelve kinds
Anupreksha: Meditation.
Anupurvi: Migratory form; the power of retaining the form of the last incarnation during transmigration, i.e., in the passage from one to another condition of existence.

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