Anindriya, Animdriya: 8 definitions


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General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Anindriya in Jainism glossary
Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra

Anindriya (अनिन्द्रिय, “quasi sense organs”).—What is the meaning of ‘quasi or internal sense organ’ (anindriya)? Mind, mana, antaḥkaraṇa, manasa are synonym of quasi sense organ. Here the prefix ‘an’ before indriya is used to denote a little or slight i.e. mind is also slightly like sense organs.

Why mind is called a quasi sense organ (anindriya)? Sense organs (external) have forms, are visible and gross namely tongue, ears, nose, eyes, body, etc. But the mind, being subtle, is not visible and yet it is able to cognize all objects of knowledge.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anindriya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anindriya (अनिन्द्रिय).—

1) Reason (that which is not the senses).

2) Not an organ of sense, the mind.

Derivable forms: anindriyam (अनिन्द्रियम्).

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

Anindriya (अनिन्द्रिय):—[=an-indriya] n. that which is not the senses, the soul, the reason, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Anindriya (अनिन्द्रिय):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-yam) . The same as antaḥkaraṇa q. v. E. a neg. and indriya, ‘no-indriya (q. v.), different from the indriyas’.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Anindriya (अनिन्द्रिय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇiṃdiya.

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Anindriya in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anindriya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aniṃdriya (ಅನಿಂದ್ರಿಯ):—

1) [noun] that which is not an organ; the mind.

2) [noun] the reason.

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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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