Indriyasamyama, Imdriyasamyama, Indriya-samyama, Indriyasaṃyama: 4 definitions


Indriyasamyama means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Indriyasamyama in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Indriyasaṃyama (इन्द्रियसंयम) refers to “restraining the senses”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as Gaganagañja said to Ratnapāṇi: “Son of good family, the thirty-two dharmas are included in sixty-four dharmas. What are those sixty-four? To wit, (1) shame is included in introspection and restraining the senses (indriyasaṃyama); (2) modesty is included in protecting external objects and honoring the wise and penetrated one; (3) gentle words is included in striving for the dharma and being interested in the dharma; (4) being pleasant to stay with is included in beautiful appearance and mind; [...]’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Indriyasamyama in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Indriyasaṃyama (इन्द्रियसंयम):—[=indriya-saṃyama] [from indriya > indra] m. restraint of the senses, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

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Indriyasamyama in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Indriyasamyama in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Iṃdriyasaṃyama (ಇಂದ್ರಿಯಸಂಯಮ):—[noun] subjection or restraint of senses; observance of chastity.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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