Avaraniya, Āvaraṇīya, Avāraṇīya: 8 definitions



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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Āvaraniya-madhyayam (आवरणीय-मध्ययम्, “Incurable diseases”). The diseases which being attended with many a distressing and supervenient symptom, and being treated without rejuvenating and restorative medicines, speedily assume incurable character.

The following eight diseases, viz:—

  1. Maha-Vāta-vyādhi (paralysis or diseases affecting the nervous system in general),
  2. Prameha (morbid discharges from the urethra),
  3. Kushtha,
  4. Arsha (piles),
  5. Vagandara (fistula in ano),
  6. Ashmari (stone in the bladder),
  7. Mudha-garbha (false presentations)
  8. and the eight kinds of Udari (abdominal dropsy)

are, by their very nature, extremely hard to cure. A physician with any regard to professional success should abandon a patient laid up with any of the preceding diseases, marked by complications such as, emaciation of the body, loss of strength, dyspnoea, palpitation, wasting, vomiting, dysentery and hiccough, fever and swoon.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Google Books: Jaina Scriptures and Philosophy

According to Jaini 1998: 105:

It is important to note here that bliss is the only quality of the soul which can truly be defiled, that is, transformed into something of a different nature; other qualities can only be “obscured” or “blocked” (āvṛta) by so-called obscuring (āvaraṇīya) karmas.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

āvaraṇīya : (adj.) apt to obstruct.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Āvaraṇīya, (adj.) (grd. fr. āvarati), M. I, 273; an° not to be obstructed, impossible to obstruct M. III, 3; Miln. 157. (Page 111)

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avāraṇīya (अवारणीय).—a.

1) Unable to be warded off (as enemies).

2) Treating of incurable diseases.

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Āvaraṇīya (आवरणीय).—a. Belonging to mental blindness (Jaina).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Āvaraṇīya (आवरणीय).—adj., pertaining to (causing) obstruction (āvaraṇa, q.v.): of karman Śikṣāsamuccaya 280.3; Gaṇḍavyūha 20.5; of dharma conditions, states of being Lalitavistara 424.18; Bodhisattvabhūmi 193.18; of thoughts (citta) Bhadracarī 19; as quasi-subst., without noun, things that cause obstruction, Gaṇḍavyūha 462.19 viśodhakāni… āvaraṇīyānām.

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

Avāraṇīya (अवारणीय).—[adjective] not to be stopped.

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

1) Avāraṇīya (अवारणीय):—[=a-vāraṇīya] mfn. (√1. vṛ), not to be stopped or kept back, not to be warded off, unrestrainable, (as water), [Mahābhārata i, 693]

2) [v.s. ...] (as a weapon), [Mahābhārata iv, 2112 and v, 1888; Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] ‘not to be remedied, incurable’ id est. treating of incurable sicknesses, [Suśruta]

4) Āvaraṇīya (आवरणीय):—[from ā-vṛ] mfn. belonging to Āvaraṇa or mental blindness, [Jaina literature]

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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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