Dvaividhya: 10 definitions
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General definition (in Jainism)
Dvaividhya (द्वैविध्य) refers to the “twofold nature” (of wearing away karma), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “[com.—Next he speaks about the twofold nature of wearing away karma (nirjarādvaividhyam)]—On account of the difference between what is intentional and unintentional, wearing away karma has two varieties which are the cause for cutting off the many chains produced by actions. Just as fruits of a tree ripen of their own accord and from [different] means so in this world [the ripening] of karmas is to be understood as [being] of its own accord in the form of [different] means.”.
Synonyms: Vikalpadvaya, Dvidhā.
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
1) Duality, two-fold nature.
2) Variance, diversity, difference.
Derivable forms: dvaividhyam (द्वैविध्यम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-dhyaṃ) The state of being two-fold. E. dvividha, and ṣyañ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dvaividhya (द्वैविध्य).—i. e. dvi-vidha + ya (see vidhā), n. 1. Duality, twofold character, Bhāṣāp. 141. 2. Duplicity, Mahābhārata 15, 236.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dvaividhya (द्वैविध्य).—[neuter] duality, twofold nature or manner.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dvaividhya (द्वैविध्य):—[=dvai-vidhya] [from dvai] n. twofold state or nature or character, duplicity, variance, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dvaividhya (द्वैविध्य):—[dvai-vidhya] (dhyaṃ) 1. n. Two-fold state.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
1) [noun] (pl.) two ways of manners.
2) [noun] any situation in which one must choose between two unpleasant alternatives; a dilemma.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Vidhya, Dvai.
Full-text: Dvaidha, Dvidha, Vikalpadvaya, Dvivikalpa.
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Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 33 [Forms of Manifestation] < [Chapter 2 - Second Vimarśa]
Brahma Sutras (Shankaracharya) (by George Thibaut)
I, 1, 11 < [First Adhyāya, First Pāda]
Shishupala-vadha (Study) (by Shila Chakraborty)
Ṣāḍguṇya according to Manu < [Chapter 3 - Six fold policies of a king (Ṣāḍguṇya)]
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2: Definition of Yamaka Alaṃkāra < [Chapter 3 - Śabdālaṃkāras mentioned by Vāmana]
Anumana in Indian Philosophy (by Sangita Chakravarty)
(B). Divisions of Anumāna (in Sāṃkhya-Yoga Philosophy) < [Chapter 3 - Treatment of Anumāna in Sāṃkhya-Yoga Philosophy]
Serpent Power (Kundalini-shakti), Introduction (by Arthur Avalon)