Ashariri, Aśarīrin, Aśarīrī, Aśarīri, Asharirin: 8 definitions


Ashariri 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 terms Aśarīrin and Aśarīrī and Aśarīri can be transliterated into English as Asaririn or Asharirin or Asariri or Ashariri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: SOAS Research Online: Prekṣā meditation: History and Methods

Aśarīrī (अशरीरी) or “bodiless” refers to one of the 46 qualities of the soul to be meditated on in the “Practice of Meditation on Liberated Souls (Siddhas)”, according to Jain texts like Ācārāṅga (5.6.123-140), Ṣaṭkhaṇḍāgama ( and Samayasāra (1.49).—The pure soul can be recognised by meditation on its true nature, represented by the liberated souls of the Siddhas. The practice which leads to this realisation is meditation on the fact that attachment, aversion, passions and the influx of karmas, are ‘not mine’, that I am separate from them and consist of infinite knowledge, perception, conduct, spiritual energy, that I am the pure, enlightened, and everlasting soul. The qualities of the soul to be meditated on as truly mine are: [e.g., My soul is bodiless (aśarīrī)] [...] The meditation on such extended fourty-five qualities of the pure soul presents the niśacaya-naya, which is aligned with Kundakunda’s approach.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aśarīrin (अशरीरिन्).—a. Incorporeal, unearthly, heavenly; usually; with words like वाणी, वाक् (vāṇī, vāk) &c. Uttararāmacarita 2, Ve.3, Ś.4.

1) Brahmā.

2) A God.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aśarīrin (अशरीरिन्).—mfn. (-rī-riṇī-ri) Incorporeal. E. a neg. śarīrin embodied.

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

Aśarīrin (अशरीरिन्).—adj. incorporeal., [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 39, 19.

Aśarīrin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and śarīrin (शरीरिन्).

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

1) Aśarīrin (अशरीरिन्):—[=a-śarīrin] [from a-śarīra] mfn. incorporeal, [Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad]

2) [v.s. ...] not coming from a visible body (as a voice), [Rāmāyaṇa; Uttararāma-carita etc.]

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

Aśarīrin (अशरीरिन्):—[a-śarīrin] (rī-riṇī-ri) a. Incorporeal.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ashariri 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aśarīri (ಅಶರೀರಿ):—

1) [adjective] not having material body or substance; not corporeal; incorporeal.

2) [adjective] not being a physical object.

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Aśarīri (ಅಶರೀರಿ):—[noun] that which or he who has no material body (as a spirit, supernatural being having no physical body, etc.).

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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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