Aranaviharin, Araṇavihārin, Arana-viharin: 2 definitions


Aranaviharin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Aranaviharin in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Araṇavihārin refers to: (or araṇā-vihārin) (to be most likely taken as araṇā°, Abl. of araṇa in function of ārakā, i.e. adv. far from, away; the spelling araṇa would refer it to araṇa2. As regards meaning the P. Commentators expln. it as opp. of raṇa fight, battle, i.e. peacefullness, friendliness & see in it a syn. of metta. Thus Dhammapāla at PvA. 230 expls. it as “mettā-vihārin”, & in this meaning it is found frequent in BSk. e.g. Divy 401; Av. Ś II. 131 (q. v. for further ref. under note 3); M Vastu I. 165; II, 292. Cp. also the epithet of the Buddhas raṇañjaha) one who lives in seclusion, an anchoret, hermit; hence a harmless, peaceful person A. I, 24; Th. 2, 358, 360; Pv IV. 133 (= PvA. 230); ThA. 244. Cp. Dhs. trsl. 336. (Page 76)

Note: araṇavihārin is a Pali compound consisting of the words araṇa and vihārin.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Aranaviharin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Araṇāvihārin (अरणाविहारिन्):—mfn. dwelling in virtue (others, ‘dwelling in a forest’), [Buddhist literature 2].

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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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