Cariya, Cariyā: 3 definitions



Cariya 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chariya.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

cariyā : (f.) conduct; behaviour.

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

Cariya, (nt.) & cariyā (f.) (from car, carati) (mostly —°) conduct, behaviour, state of, life of. Three cariyās at Ps. I, 79; six at Vism. 101; eight at Ps. II, 19 sq. , 225 & four sets of eight in detail at Nd2 237b. Very frequent in dhamma° & brahma°, a good walk of life, proper conduct, chastity — eka° living alone Sn. 820; unchā° begging J. II, 272; III, 37; bhikkhā° a life of begging Sn. 700; nagga° nakedness Dh. 141.—See also carati 2b. In cpds. cariyā°.

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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

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

Cariyā (चरिया).—= Pali id., Sanskrit caryā, [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] usually cari, q.v.: paśyāma sattvācariyā yathā jage Lalitavistara 367.12 (verse), we see the course of conduct of creatures as it is in the world; so read, as [compound] (Lefm. sattvā cariyā), with Tibetan ḥgro baḥi spyod; cariyāṃ jinasutasya Gaṇḍavyūha 1.23 (verse); cariyāya (loc.) sthihitvā Bhadracarī 45.

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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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