Alive, Aḷive: 3 definitions

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Alive means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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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In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

(Being) Alive is denoted by the Sanskrit term Jīva, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [Now], I shall define the nature of that highest, mind-free absorption which arises for those devoted to constant practice. [...] And [that Yogin] is neither alive (jīva) nor dead, does not see nor close his eyes. He remains lifeless like a piece of wood and [thus] is said to be abiding in absorption. [...]”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Alive in India is the name of a plant defined with Meyna laxiflora in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Vangueria spinosa Roxb..

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Flora of the British India (1880)
· Fl. Indo-Chine (1924)
· Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. (1877)
· Bull. Jard. Bot. État (1928)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1824)
· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aḷive (ಅಳಿವೆ):—[noun] the place at which a river joins the sea; river mouth; firth; estuary.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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