Gamana; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Nyaya (school of philosophy)

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Gamana (गमन) refers to one of the five kinds of Karma (action) in the Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika philosophy. According to Kaṇāda, karma (action) is of five kinds. According to Praśastapāda (Praśastapādabhāṣya), that action which is the cause of the conjunction and disjunction with the indefinite region is called gamana. According to Varadarāja (Tārkikarakṣā), The non-intimate cause of the conjunction with non-specific space (aniyatadeśa) is known as gamana. According to Annaṃbhaṭṭa (Tarkasaṃgraha), All other motion [viz., not utkṣepaṇa, avakṣepaṇa, ākuñcana and prasāraṇa] is gamana.

Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories
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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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Pali-English dictionary

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gamana : (nt.) going; walk; journey; pursuit. (adj.), leading to; conducive to.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Gamana, 1. (nt.) the fact or the state of going, movement, journey, walk; (-°) striving for, the leading of, pursuit A.II, 48 sq. (gamanena na pattabbo lokass’anto=one cannot walk to the end of the world); Dh.178 (saggassa going to heaven); Sn.40, 691, cp. vāraṃ°; J.I, 62; 216 (in expl. of vihaṃgama: (ākāse) gamanato pakkhī vihaṃ gamā ti vuccanti); 295; PvA.57.—pahiṇa° going on messages D.I, 5, etc.; agati° wrong pursuit, °ṃ gacchati to pursue a wrong walk of life A.II, 18; PvA.161; magga° tramping, being on the road PvA.43; saraṇa° finding shelter (in the Dhamma) PvA.49.-2. (adj.) (-°) going or leading to, conducive to: nibbāna° maggo the Path leading to Nibbāna S.I, 186; Dh.289; duggati° magga the road to misery Th.2, 355; duggamana-ṭṭhānā (pl.) inaccessible places PvA.102 (in expl. of duggā).

—antarāya an obstacle to one’s departure J.I, 62; —āgamana going & coming, rise and set Vv 836 (=ogamanuggamana VvA.326); DhA.I, 80 (°kāle); °sampanna senāsana a dwelling or lodging fit for going and coming, i.e. easily accessible A.V, 15; J.I, 85; °ṃ karoti to go to and fro VvA.139. —kamma going away DhA.II, 81. —kāraṇa a reason for or a means to going, in °ṃ karoti to try to go J.I, 2; —bhāva the state of having gone away J.II, 133; —magga (pleonastic) the way J.I, 202; 279; —vaṇṇa the praise of his course or journey J.I, 87. (Page 245)

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

gamana (गमन).—n (S) Going or moving.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gamana (गमन).—n Going or moving.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gamana (गमन).—[gam-lyuṭ]

1) Going, motion, gait; श्रोणीभारादलसगमना (śroṇībhārādalasagamanā) Me.84; so गजेन्द्रगमने (gajendragamane) Ś. Til.7.

2) Going, motion; considered as one of the five karmans by the Vaiśeṣikas.

3) Approaching, going to.

4) March of an assailant.

5) Undergoing, suffering.

6) Obtaining, attaining.

7) Cohabitation.

8) Knowledge, understanding; नाञ्जः स्वरूपगमने प्रभवन्ति भूम्नः (nāñjaḥ svarūpagamane prabhavanti bhūmnaḥ) Bhāg.8.7.34.

Derivable forms: gamanam (गमनम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gamana (गमन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Going in general, 2. March in general, or the march of an assailant. 3. Cohabitation. 4. Obtaining, attaining. E. gam to go ormove, affix lyuṭ.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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