Apratyakhyana, Apratyākhyāna: 4 definitions


Apratyakhyana 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Apratyakhyana in Jainism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Apratyākhyāna (अप्रत्याख्यान) refers to “not renounce renounce-able things” and is one of the twenty-four activities (kriyā) of sāmparāyika (transmigression-extending influx). Sāmparāyika is one two types of āsrava (influx) which represents the flow of karma particles towards the soul, which is due to the three activities: manoyoga ( activities of mind), kāyayoga ( activities of body) and vacanayoga (activities of speech).

Kriyā (‘activities’, such as apratyākhyāna) is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Tattvārthasūtra (ancient authorative Jain scripture) from the 2nd century, which contains aphorisms dealing with philosophy and the nature of reality.

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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»] — Apratyakhyana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Apratyākhyāna (अप्रत्याख्यान):—[=a-pratyākhyāna] [from a-pratyākhyāta] n. non-refutation.

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

Apratyākhyāna (अप्रत्याख्यान):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-nam) Non-denial, non-refutation &c.; see the meanings of pratyākhyāna; e. g. in the Nyāya Sūtra: nityasyāpratyākhyānaṃ yathopalabdhivyavasthānāt. E. a neg. and pratyākhyāna.

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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»] — Apratyakhyana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Apratyākhyāna (ಅಪ್ರತ್ಯಾಖ್ಯಾನ):—[noun] (Jain.) one of the twenty-eight worldly forces that act against the human effort in fulfilling the religious vows.

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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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