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Jain Glossary (Dictionary) for the alphabet - D

 Word/Term  Meaning
Daksina-agni: One of the sacred fires in the Hindu srauta ritual
Dana: Charity; alms-giving
Dana Antaraya: Charity-Obstructive.
Dana-antaraya: A type of karma that hinders the practice of charity
Dandin: One who carries a staff
Darsana: Indeterminate intuition, faith Intuition; a system of philosophy; insight; perception
Darsana-mohaniya: Insight-deluding karmas
Darsana-pratima: The first step on the ladder of pratima
Darsanavaraniya: Perception-obscuring karmas
Darsantika: Thesis
Darshana: Faith.
Darshana mohaniya: Right-belief-deluding karmic matter
Darshana-kriya: Infatuated desire to see a pleasing form.
Darshana-mohaniya: Right-belief-deluding.
Darshana-vishuddhi: Purity of right-belief
Darshanavarana: Conation-obscuring
Dasa-dharma: Ten forms of righteousness
Dashaya: Astringent, (Saline).
Desa-virata: The fifth gunasthana where desa-virati is attained
Desa-virati: The set of restraints prescribed for a Jaina layman
Desana-labdhi: Obtaining instruction in the Jaina teachings
Desavakasika: Limiting the area of one's movement
Desha-Katha: Scandal
Deshavrata: Taking a vow to limit worldly activity to fixed points for a short period of time, for example,for one's weely or daily worldly activity.
Deva: Celestial; Heavenly beings; untimate divinity; The Celestial beings
Deva Anupurvi: Celestial--migratory form.
Deva-Ayu: Celestial-age-karma
Deva-brahmana: Divine brahman, i.e., a Jaina brahman
Deva-dusya: Divine cloth; a finely woven piece of cloth
Deva-mudhata: Delusion pertaining to gods
Deva-nikayas: The four orders of gods
Devagama: The arrival of gods at a holy gathering
Devajiva: Soul of the god
Devanupurvi: The power of retaining the last form whatever it was, in going to the celestial condition of existence.
Devapuja: Worship of the Tirthankaras
Devayu: Celestial age.
Dharana: Retention
Dharma: Attribute; Holy law; elements in Buddhist doctrine; righteousness, ten forms; Observances; Principle of Motion; The true Religion
Dharma svakhya tattvanupreksha: Nature of Right-Path as said by the conquerors. The true nature of Truth, i.e., the three fold path to real Liberation.
Dharma-dravya: The principle of motion
Dharma-katha: Religious tale
Dharma-labha: Increase in righteousness
Dharma-svakhyatatva: The absolutely true teachings of the Jinas
Dharma-tirtha: Holy path
Dharmadhyana: Virtuous concentration
Dharmin: Subject
Dhrauvya: Continuance
Dhruva (Matijnana): Constant
Dhruva Shunya-Vargana: Fixed-indifferent-molecule
Dhruva Vargana: Fixed-molecule
Dhupa: Incense
Dhvani: The word
Dhyana: Concentration--internal austerity. Meditation
Digambara: Sky-clad; name of the Jaina sect whose mendicants practice ascetic nudity
Digha-tapassi: One who engages in extended penances
Digvrata: Restriction on the distances a person may travel; Taking a life-long vow to limit his wordly activity to fixed points in all the 10 directions; East, West, North, South, South-east, East-north, North-west, West-south, and Up and Down.
Diksa: Initiation
Dipa: Lamp
Divyadhvani: Miraculous sound
Dosa: Imperfection
Dravya: Substance; external
Dravya (Niksepa): Substance
Dravya-carya: Nominal acarya
Dravya-mana: Mind-qua-substance; The physical basis of the mind
Dravya-puja: Form of worship employing external objects
Dravya-samyaktva: The external aspect of true insight
Dravyadeva: Substantial symbol of god
Dravyajiva: Substantial soul
Dravyajivatva: Substantial soul
Dravyakalpana: Distinction of substance
Dravyakriya: Pseudo-action
Dravyanikaramba: Substance transformed into sense-data
Dravyartha: Through the substance
Dravyarthika: Of the substance
Dravyarthikabhasa: False point of view of substance
Dravyarthikanaya: Point of the substance
Dravyastikanaya: Material point of view
Dravyatmaka: Substantial
Dravyatva: Capacity by which it is always changing in modifications; Change-ability; Substantial soul
Dravyendra: Sense qua substance
Drsta: Perception
Drstanta: Example
Drstanta-dosa: Fallacy of example
Duh-pramrishta: Putting down a thing petulantly or peevishly.
Duhshruti: Reading or hearing bad books.
Duhsvara: Harsh-voiced, noisy.
Dukha: Pain
Durbhaga: Unprepossessing; even though beautiful.
Durbhiksa: Famine
Durgamdha: Evil-smelling; mal-odorous.
Dusama: Unhappy
Dusama-dusama: Extremely unhappy
Dvesa: Hatred; aversion
Dvesha: Hatred in the pleasing and displeasing wordly objects of the five senses.
Dvija: Twice-born
Dvindriya: Two-sensed.
Dvipa: Island
Dvipa-samudra: Island-continent

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