Aparigraha: 6 definitions
Aparigraha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Aparigraha (अपरिग्रह) refers to one of the various limbs of Yoga, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the eleventh chapter contains the dialogue of Śiva and Skanda; the glories of the devotees of Śiva and the devotion to Śiva. The systems of Yoga along with its limbs Yama, Niyama, Ahiṃsā, Brahmacarya, Aparigraha, Svādhāya, Saṃtoṣa, Śauca, Prāṇāyāma and Samādhi are described while various kinds of impediments to the practice of Yoga and the means of overcoming them are explained in the thirteenth chapter.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Aparigraha (अपरिग्रह, “poverty”) refers to one of the five types of Saṃyakcaritra (“right-conduct”), as mentioned in chapter 1.3 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly, as mentioned in Ṛṣabha’s sermon:—
“[...] mokṣa is attained by those who practice unceasingly the brilliant triad of knowledge, faith, and conduct. The abandonment of all censurable activities will lead to right-conduct (cāritra), known by its five divisions, the vow of non-injury, etc. Non-injury, truthfulness, honesty, chastity, and poverty, with five supporting clauses each, lead to mokṣa. [...] Poverty (aparigraha) is the abandonment of infatuation with all objects, since bewilderment of the mind would result from infatuation even with unreal things”.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Aparigraha (अपरिग्रह).—a. Without possessions or belonging, attendants &c; Without a wife; तदाप्रभृत्येव विमुक्तसङ्गः पतिः पशूनामपरिग्रहोऽभूत (tadāprabhṛtyeva vimuktasaṅgaḥ patiḥ paśūnāmaparigraho'bhūta) Ku.1.53. quite destitute, as in निराशीर- परिग्रहः (nirāśīra- parigrahaḥ) Bg.6.1.
-haḥ 1 Non-acceptance, rejection, renunciation, one of the several kinds of yamas (mental restraints) stated in Yogaśāstra by Patañjali.
2) Destitution, poverty.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-haḥ) Non-acceptance. E. a neg. parigraha taking.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Aparigraha (अपरिग्रह).—1. [masculine] non-comprehension, non-acceptance; want of property.
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Aparigraha (अपरिग्रह).—2. [adjective] having no property or no wife.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Aparigraha (अपरिग्रह):—[=a-parigraha] m. not including [commentator or commentary] on [Taittirīya-prātiśākhya]
2) [v.s. ...] non-acceptance, renouncing (of any possession besides the necessary utensils of ascetics), [Jaina literature]
3) [v.s. ...] deprivation, destitution, poverty
4) [v.s. ...] mfn. destitute of possession
5) [v.s. ...] destitute of attendants or of a wife, [Kumāra-sambhava i, 54.]
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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A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Chapter V.f - Means of liberation (the three jewels) < [Chapter V - Bondage and Liberation]
Chapter V.a - Bondage (bandha) and its causes < [Chapter V - Bondage and Liberation]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 8 - Predicting the fruits of ripening of various kinds of gifts < [Chapter XLIX - The Four Conditions]
II. Synonymity of the three words < [Part 2 - Understanding dharmatā and its synonyms]
III.b Causality according to the Perfection of Wisdom < [Part 1 - Understanding the Conditions (pratyaya)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 23 - Yoga Purificatory Practices (Parikarma) < [Chapter VII - The Kapila and the Pātañjala Sāṃkhya (yoga)]
Part 21 - Jaina Yoga < [Chapter VI - The Jaina Philosophy]
Part 6 - Yoga and Patañjali < [Chapter VII - The Kapila and the Pātañjala Sāṃkhya (yoga)]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Yoga Sutras with Vedanta Commentaries (by Patañjali)