Activity: 2 definitions
Activity means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
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Ayurveda (science of life)
Activity (Sanskrit: karma) refers to one of the various Padarthas (categories of all that exists) which were adapted by Caraka in his Charakasamhita.—Vaisheshika was an ancient system dating back to the time of the Buddha and drew within its fold ‘physics, metaphysics, and logical discussions skillfully dovetailed’ (Cf. Charaka Samhita verse 11.44-56).—[...] The primary classification of Padarthas into substance, quality, activity (karma), generality, particularity and inherence was adopted by Charaka without changes. But other adoptions from Vaisheshika were qualified.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Yoga (school of philosophy)
1) Activity can be denoted by the Sanskrit terms Ceṣṭita, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise which deals absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—The Amanaska referred to (or qualified) Samādhi with several terms, which are all negative; [e.g., it is devoid of all activity (niḥśeṣāśeṣa-ceṣṭita);] [...] The fact that such terminology is found in the Amanaska indicates that descriptions of Śiva and the void-like meditative states in Mantramargic Śaivism, were the basis of the descriptions of Samādhi and Paratattva (the highest reality) in this treatise. The Amanaska Yoga was consistent with the Pātañjala Yogaśāstra’s definition of Yoga, yet it described Samādhi in terms different to those of Pātañjalayoga; such as “that which is devoid of all activity (niḥśeṣāśeṣa-ceṣṭita)”.
2) Activity (of the mind) is denoted by the Sanskrit term Vyāpāra, according to Rājānaka Alaka’s commentary on the 9th-century Haravijaya by Rājānaka Ratnākara.—Accordingly, “[This] state of yoga is without discursive cognition, that is, without the activity of the mind (manas-vyāpāra) whose nature is discursive thought. [That is to say, it is] without mind”.
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
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Ends with: Inactivity, Mental activity, Truthfulness in activity, Unlawful activity.
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Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Part 1 - On activities (Kiriyā or Kriyā) < [Chapter 3]
Part 2 - On activities due to movement and to passions < [Chapter 10]
Part 3 - On relative activities < [Chapter 6]
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 6.3 - The two kinds of Karmas (merit and demerit) < [Chapter 6 - Influx of Karmas]
Verse 9.44 - Definition of vīcāra (shifting) < [Chapter 9 - Stoppage and Shedding of Karmas]
Verse 8.1 - The causes of bondage (bandha) < [Chapter 8 - Bondage of Karmas]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.3.136 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
Verse 2.3.138 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
Verse 2.3.137 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
A Heart Released (by Phra Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta Thera)
Teaching 14 - Activityless-ness Is The End Point Of The World
Teaching 15 - The Nine Abodes Of Living Beings
Brahma Sutras (Shankaracharya) (by George Thibaut)
II, 2, 2 < [Second Adhyāya, Second Pāda]
II, 3, 20 < [Second Adhyāya, Third Pāda]
II, 3, 41 < [Second Adhyāya, Third Pāda]
Vipassana Meditation (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
Part 6 - Mindfulness Of Daily Activities < [Appendix One]
Part 5 - Silent Awareness < [Chapter 2 - Preliminary Instructions For Meditators]
Part 4 - Choiceless Awareness < [Chapter 1 - Happiness Through Right Understanding]
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