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Viriya, 10 Definition(s)

AKA: Viriya Energy

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The energy necessary to maintain and progress in spiritual development. Also, one of the Paramitas.
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effort, energy, vigour, endeavour, exertion
Added: 29.Jun.2008 | Source: Chez Paul: A Buddhist Glossary
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Persistence; energy. One of the ten perfections (paramis), the five faculties (bala; see bodhi pakkhiya dhamma), and the five strengths/dominant factors (indriya; see bodhi pakkhiya dhamma).
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Energy; exertion.
Added: 27.Sep.2008 | Source: GCSE: A Glossary of Buddhist Terms
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The physical and mental energy needed for diligent mindfulness practice; the strong, courageous heart of energy. One of the five spiritual faculties; one of the seven factors of enlightenment
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A pleasaunce in Vebhara where Siddhattha Buddha was born. BuA. p. 185.

Added: 12.Apr.2009 | Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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N Effort, energy, impudence.

Added: 26.Apr.2009 | Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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One of the Pakinnaka cetasikas. Viriya is effort. Viriya helps citta not to withdraw from the object and it exert an effort to take the object. In the presence of viriya all other cetasikas and citta work energetically with full effort.

Added: 08.Jun.2009 | Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
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'energy', lit. 'virility', 'manliness' or 'heroism' (from vīra, man, hero; Lat. vir; cf. virtus),

  • is one of the 5 spiritual faculties and powers (s. bala),

  • one of the 7 factors of enlightenment (s. bojjhanga) and

  • identical with right effort of the 8-fold Path (s. magga).

For further explanations, s. padhāna.

Added: 06.Jun.2010 | Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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Added: 26.Feb.2011 | Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
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