Chidyamana, Chidyamāna, Chidya-mana: 2 definitions

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Chidyamana 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhidyamana.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Chidyamana in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Chidyamāna (छिद्यमान) refers to “being cut (by swords)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Alone [the living soul] who is very wise becomes a god [like] a bee on a lotus [like] the face of a woman. Alone, being cut by swords (chidyamānachidyamānaḥ kṛpāṇaiḥ), he appropriates a hellish embryo. Alone the one who is ignorant, driven by the fire of anger, etc., does action. Alone [the living soul] enjoys the empire of knowledge in the avoidance of all mental blindness. [Thus ends the reflection on] solitariness”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Chidyamana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Chidyamāna (छिद्यमान):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ) p.] Cut in pieces.

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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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