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Jain Glossary


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Jain Glossary (Dictionary) for the alphabet - V

 Word/Term  Meaning
Vacana: Statement
Vacya-vacaka-bhava: Relationship of the word and its meaning
Vada: Legitimate discourse
Vadara Nigoda Shunya-Vargana: Gross common-body-indiffrent-molecule
Vadara Nigoda-Vargana: Gross common-body-molecule
Vadin: Proponent
Vaggupti: Preservation of speech
Vaidriyika: Fluid
Vaikalika: (Texts studied) beyond the prescribed hours
Vaikriyika: Fluid; Fluid,the body of hellish and celestial beings, which they can change at will
Vaikriyika-mishra: Fluid with karmic
Vainayika-mithyatva: Mithyatva due to indiscriminate openmindedness
Vaineyika: Religion is identical with veneration of parents, king, etc., e.g., Confucianism
Vairagya: Aversion leading to renunciation; The non-attachment to sense pleasures
Vaisya: A member of the merchant caste
Vaivahiki-kriya: The wedding ceremony
Vaiyavrittya-karana: Serving the meritorious
Vaiyavritya: Service of the saints or worthy people--internal austerity
Vaiyavrttya: Respectful service
Vajra Diamond: Adamantine
Vajra-naracha-Samhanana: Adamantine, joints and bones
Vajra-rishabha-aracha-Samhanana: Adamantine, nerves, joints and bones
Vakprayoga: Statement
Vakya: Sentence
Valaya: Layer of teh atmosphere
Vamana: Dwarf
Vanaspati-kaya: Plant beings
Vanavasi: Forest dweller
Vandana: Reverent salutation
Vang: Movement by speech
Vardhamana (Avadhi): Augmenting
Varna: Caste hierarchy/ class; color; a quality of matter; Color; Letters
Varna-vyavastha: Class/ caste system
Varnalabha: Ritual celebrating the establishment of a new household by a married son
Varsa: Continent
Varuni-dharana: A process of meditational "cleansing," accompanied with the water element
Vasana: Memory impression; Trace
Vastu: Real
Vastutva: Capacity by which a substance has a fuction; Functionality
Vatsalya: Disinterested affection; Tender affection for one's brother on the path of Liberation
Vayu-kayika: Air-bodies
Veda: Sex-consciousness; Sexual Feelings
Vedaka-samyaktva: A synonym for ksayopasamika-samyaktva
Vedaniya: Feeling Karma
Vedaniya-karma: Karma responsible for mundane experience of pain and pleasure
Vibhava: Defiled; impure
Vibhu: All-pervasive
Vicara: Shifting attention from one mode to another
Vidarana-kriya: Proclaiming other's sins
Vidhana: Ritual
Vidhi: Positively
Vidhi-sadhaka (Hetu): Positive, which proves something positive
Vidhikalpana: Positive aspect
Vidhirupa (Hetu): Positive
Vidya: The arts
Vigraha-gati: Movement of a soul to its new destiny
Vihayogati: Movement; capacity of moving in space
Vijigisu: Who wants victory
Vikala-pratyaksa: Partial perception
Vikaladesa: Partial reference
Vikalpa: Idea
Vikalpa-prasiddhatva: Optional
Vikalpa-siddha: Optionally proved
Vikalpagamya: Optional knowledge
Vikalpatmika: Optional only
Vikrti: Defiled modification
Vimochitavasa: Residence in a deserted place
Vinaya: Reverence to the elders; Reverence-internal austerity; Veneration
Vinaya-sampannata: Reverence for means of Liberation and for those who follow them
Vipaka: Karmic retribution
Vipakavicaya: Meditation on karmic fruition
Vipaksa: Heterologous
Vipaksabadhaka-pramana: Proof which obstructs the opponent's view
Vipaksasattva: Presence in heterologous cases
Viparita: Contradictory; Perverse belief, e.g., animal sacrifices lead to heaven
Viparita-mithatva: Perverted or incorrect view
Viparitaropa: Contrary imposition
Viparyaya: Error
Vipulamati: Ample intelligence
Vira-nirvana: Beginning of the Jaina era; death [anniversary] of Mahaveera
Virodha: Contradiction
Virodhi-himsa: Injury generated by standing in
Virodhi-himsa: Opposition to an enemy
Virodhi-sanka: Doubt of the opponent
Viruddha: Contradictory
Viruddha sahacaranupalambha: Non-availability of the concomitant contradictory to the probandum
Viruddha-dharmadhyasa: Which imposes the opposite quality
Viruddha-karyanupalambha: Non-availability of the effect contradictory to the probandum
Viruddha-svabhavanupalambha: Non-availability of the nature contradictory to the probandum
Viruddha-vyapakanupalambha: Non-availability of the determinant concomitant contradictory to the probandum
Viruddhakarananupalambha: Non-availability of the cause contradictory to the probandum
Viruddhanupalabdhi: Non-availability of the contradictory
Viruddhopalabdhi: Availability of the contradictory
Virya: Energy
Virya Antaraya: Obstructive of power of exercise of one's capacities
Viryantaraya: Energy-obstruction
Visadrsa: Dissimilar
Visamvada: Wrangling, etc., wrong-belief, envy, back-biting, self-praise, censuring others, etc., and causes a bad-body-making karma
Visani: An animal possessed of horns
Visesa-darsana: Particular observation
Visesavamarsa: Inference of the particular
Vishesha-guna: Special Attributes
Visistapratyaksa: Qualified direct perception
Visuddhi: Purity
Vitaraga: Free from passion; an epithet for an arhat
Vivaksa: Aspect emphasized by a speaker
Vivarta: Mode
Vivartavada: The theory of illusory causation in monistic Vedanta
Vivikta-sayyasana: Solitary place of rest
Vivikta-shayyasana: Sitting and sleeping in a lonely place, devoid of animate beings--external austerity
Vrata: Restraint; Vow
Vrata-pratima: The second stage where a layman assumes the anuvratas
Vratyanukampa: Compassion for the vowers
Vrishyeshta rasa-tyaga: Renouncing of exciting and aphrodisiac food or drinks
Vritti-parisankhyana: Taking a mental vow to accept food from a house-holder, only if a certain dition is fulfilled, without letting anyone know about the vow--external austerity
Vrtti: Subcommentary
Vrtti-parisamkhyana: Limiting the extent of one's begging rounds
Vyabhicara: Contradiction
Vyabhicarin: One who contradicts
Vyanjana: That which manifests
Vyanjana (Aksarasruta): Consonant
Vyanjanaksara (Sruta): Alphabet
Vyanjanaparyaya: Manifest modes
Vyanjanavagraha (Mati): Contact-awareness
Vyantaravasi: The peripatetic gods
Vyapaka: Determinant concomitant
Vyapakanupalabdhi: Non-av of the determinant concomitant
Vyapti: Necessary concomitance
Vyaptigraha: Cognition of the concomitance
Vyaptigrahana: Cognition of the concomitance
Vyaptijnana: Knowledge of necessary concomitance
Vyapya: Determinate concomitant
Vyapya (Hetu): Determinate concomitant
Vyapyopalabdhi: Availability of concomitant
Vyatikrama: Disturbed order
Vyatireka: Disagreement
Vyatireka-dharma: Disagreement
Vyavahara: Convention; appropriate proceedings Practical
Vyavahara (Naya): Empirical
Vyavaharabhasa: False empirical point of view
Vyavaharika: Empirical
Vyavasayin: Definitive
Vyaya: Decay; Goes out of existance; Loss; Disappearance
Vyuparatakriya-anivartin: Absolute nonmotion
Vyutpattinimitta: Etymological
Vyutsarga: Giving up attachment to the body, etc.--internal austerity; Renunciation of egoistic thoughts

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