Baliyas, Balīyas: 5 definitions
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General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Balīyas (बलीयस्) refers to “most powerful”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “This most powerful (balīyas—vā balīyān) [and] cruel death devours against their will the life of those who possess a body that has settled in the middle world, in hell, in the world of Brahmā, in Indra’s abode, in the middle of the ocean, inside the forest, at all quarters of the globe, on a mountain-peak, in a place difficult of access on account of fire, forest, cold, darkness, thunderbolts [and] swords, or in [a place] crowded with a troop of ruttish elephants”.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Balīyas (बलीयस्).—a. (-sī f.)
1) Stronger, more powerful.
2) More effective.
3) More important (compar. of balavat or balin q. v.). -adv. Powerfully, very much; बलीयः खलु भीतोऽस्मि (balīyaḥ khalu bhīto'smi) Ś.7.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-yān-yasī-yaḥ) Very strong, exceedingly powerful. E. bala strong, īyasun superlative aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Balīyas (बलीयस्):—[from bal] mfn. ([Comparative degree] [from] balin) more or most powerful, or mighty or strong or important or efficacious, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.
2) [v.s. ...] ind. more powerfully or strongly etc., [Gopatha-brāhmaṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Balīyas (बलीयस्):—[(yān-yasī-yaḥ) a.] Very strong.
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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