Avashyaka, aka: Āvaśyaka; 6 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Āvaśyaka can be transliterated into English as Avasyaka or Avashyaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
Āvaśyaka (आवश्यक).—Necessary notion or thing; cf ओरावश्यके । आवश्यंभाव आवश्यकम् (orāvaśyake | āvaśyaṃbhāva āvaśyakam) Kāś. on III.1.125, III.3.170.(Source): Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
General definition (in Jainism)
Āvaśyaka (आवश्यक).—According to the sūtras of the Dharma-bindu-sūtra and Hemacandra (Yogaśāstra 3.122-132), after the morning’s work the layman (śrāvaka) is to make the midday pūja before taking his meal. The afternoon he spends in questioning the monks about the scriptures after which he performs the evening pūja and the āvaśyakas.
The six daily āvaśyakas or “necessary duties” are traditionally:
The numbering of the āvaśyakas is that of the Śvetāmbaras; the Digambaras reverse the positions of kāyotsarga and pratyākhyāna.(Source): archive.org: Jaina Yoga
Avashyaka’s are essential practices in order to remove impurities, such as Mithyatva (false knowledge about self) and Kashayas (anger, ego, deceit etc..)(Source): Jain eLibrary: Jainism
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.
Languages of India and abroad
āvaśyaka (आवश्यक).—a (S) Certain, necessary, positive; absolutely sure or requisite to happen or to be done.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
avaśyaka (अवश्यक).—ad Certainly, surely, of course.
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āvaśyaka (आवश्यक).—a Certain, positive, necessary.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Avaśyaka (अवश्यक).—a. Necessary, inevitable, indispensable.
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Āvaśyaka (आवश्यक).—a. (-kī f.) [अवश्य वुञ् (avaśya vuñ)] Inevitable, necessary; ऐतष्वावश्यकस्त्वसौ (aitaṣvāvaśyakastvasau) Bhāṣā. P.22,2.
-kam 1 Necessity, inevitable act or duty. °कृ (kṛ) to do what nature compels one to do; उत्थायावश्यकं कृत्वा (utthāyāvaśyakaṃ kṛtvā) Ms.4.93; Bhāg.9.4.37.
2) An inevitable conclusion.(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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