Anihsrita, Aniḥsṛta: 2 definitions


Anihsrita means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Aniḥsṛta can be transliterated into English as Anihsrta or Anihsrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1

Aniḥsṛta (अनिःसृत, “hidden”).—What is the meaning of hidden (aniḥsṛta)? To cognize a hidden object by seeing a part of the same is called hidden (aniḥsṛta) knowledge e.g. knowing an elephant submerged in water just by seeing its trunk.

The opposite (setara) of aniḥsṛta is niḥsṛta (revealed).—Cognition of a revealed /visible object is called niḥsṛta, e.g. knowing an elephant when the same is visible completely.

according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 1.16, “The subdivisions of each of these (kinds of mati, or ‘mind-based knowledge’) are: more, many kinds, quick, hidden (aniḥsṛta), unexpressed, lasting, and their opposites”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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

Aniḥsṛta (अनिःसृत).—(= Pali anissaṭa; compare a-niḥsaraṇa), not freed (religiously, from the bonds of existence): Mahāvastu iii.345.6 °tā asārā ca (skandhāḥ).

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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. 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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