Anayasa, Anāyāsa, Anāyasa: 18 definitions


Anayasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Anayas.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Anāyāsa (अनायास) refers to “without trouble”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 6.23-25a]—“Delighted, [the Mantrin] should visualize [the jīva] in his own or someone else’s [body] as being flooded by waves of Amṛta (amṛtormi), in the middle of a lotus on the ocean of milk, enclosed between two moons one above and one below, enclosed by the syllables saḥ, etc. He [visualizes his] body, beautiful inside and out, filled with nectar. [He is] freed without exertion and without trouble (anāyāsa), and liberated from any sickness”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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

Anāyāsa (अनायास) refers to the “absence of effort”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] Just as copper becomes gold from the touch of fixed mercury, [so] the student becomes absorbed in the highest reality from hearing the teachings of the Guru. If [the Yogin] worships the guru fully he will obtain from him the natural [no-mind state] without effort (anāyāsa). [So,] he should devote himself at all times to this practice of the self. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

anāyāsa : (adj.) free from trouble.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Anāyasa, (adj.) (an + āya + sa, or should we read anāyāsa?) void of means, unlucky, unfortunate Vv 845 (= natthi ettha āyo sukhan ti anāyasaṃ VvA.335). (Page 32)

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Anāyāsa, (adj.) (an + āyāsa) free from trouble or sorrow, peaceful Th.1, 1008. (Page 32)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anāyāsa (अनायास).—m (S) Exemption from difficulty or the necessity of effort or pains. Gen. used in the third or instrumental case;-as anāyāsānēṃ or anā- yāsēṃ Without pains or effort; easily, readily. anāyāsasādhya Easy of performance or acquisition. anāyāsakṛta Performed or done easily.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

anāyāsa (अनायास).—m Absence of difficulty or exertion.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anāyāsa (अनायास).—a. Not troublesome or difficult, easy; ममाप्येकस्मिन् °से कर्मणि त्वया सहायेन भवितव्यम् (mamāpyekasmin °se karmaṇi tvayā sahāyena bhavitavyam) Ś.2.

-saḥ 1 Facility, ease, absence of difficulty or exertion; शरीरं पीड्यते येन शुभेनाप्यशुभेन वा । अत्यन्तं तन्न कुर्वित अनायासः स उच्यते (śarīraṃ pīḍyate yena śubhenāpyaśubhena vā | atyantaṃ tanna kurvita anāyāsaḥ sa ucyate) ||

2) Idleness, neglect; °सेन (sena) easily, without difficulty, readily.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Anāyāsa (अनायास).—name of a yakṣa: Mahā-Māyūrī 66.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anāyāsa (अनायास).—m.

(-saḥ) Exemption from pain or difficulty, facility, ease. 2. Absence of exertion, idleness, neglect. E. an neg. āyāsa effort.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anāyāsa (अनायास).—adj. easy, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 22. 17.

Anāyāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms an and āyāsa (आयास).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anāyāsa (अनायास).—[adjective] exempt from pain or difficulty, easy; [masculine] [abstract]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Anāyāsa (अनायास):—[=an-āyāsa] m. absence of exertion, facility, ease, idleness, neglect

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. easy, ready

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anāyāsa (अनायास):—I. [tatpurusha compound] m.

(-saḥ) 1) Exemption from pain or dif-ficulty, facility, ease.

2) Absence of exertion, idleness, neglect. E. a neg. and āyāsa. Ii. [bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-saḥ-sā-sam) Easy, not difficult. E. a priv. and āyāsa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anāyāsa (अनायास):—[anā+yāsa] (saḥ) 1. m. Facility, ease.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anāyāsa (अनायास) [Also spelled anayas]:—(adv) without effort, with ease, spontaneously; suddenly.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anāyasa (ಅನಾಯಸ):—[noun] = ಅನಾಯಾಸ [anayasa]1.

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Anāyāsa (ಅನಾಯಾಸ):—

1) [noun] absence of physical and mental exhaustion; indefatigability.

2) [noun] the quality of being easy to do or get or the condition that requires no effort or energy; easiness.

3) [noun] ಅನಾಯಾಸವಾಗಿ [anayasavagi] anāyāsavāgi without effort; easily; effortlessly.

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Anāyāsa (ಅನಾಯಾಸ):—[adverb] without any effort; effortlessly; easily.

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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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