Iriyapatha, Iriyāpatha, Iriya-patha: 5 definitions

Introduction

Iriyapatha 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

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

M (Posture).

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

(lit. 'ways of movement'): 'bodily postures', i.e. going, standing, sitting, lying. In the Satipatthāna-sutta (s. satipatthāna), they form the subject of a contemplation and an exercise in mindfulness.

"While going, standing, sitting or lying down, the monk knows 'I go', 'I stand', 'I sit', 'I lie down'; he understands any position of the body." - "The disciple understands that there is no living being, no real ego, that goes, stands, etc., but that it is by a mere figure of speech that one says: 'I go', 'I stand', and so forth." (Com.).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

iriyāpatha : (m.) deportment; four postures, viz: walking, standing, sitting, and lying down.

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

Iriyāpatha refers to: way of deportment; mode of movement; good behaviour. There are 4 iriyāpathas or postures, viz. walking, standing, sitting, lying down (see Ps. II, 225 & DA. I, 183). Cp. BSk. īryāpatha Divy 37.—Vin. I, 39; II, 146 (°sampanna); Vin. I, 91 (chinn° a cripple); S. V, 78 (cattāro i.); Sn. 385; Nd1 225, 226; Nd2 s. v.; J. I, 22 (of a lion), 66, 506; Miln. 17; Vism. 104, 128, 290, 396; DhA. I, 9; IV, 17; VvA. 6; PvA. 141; Sdhp. 604. (Page 122)

Note: iriyāpatha is a Pali compound consisting of the words iriyā and patha.

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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-English dictionary

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

Iriyāpatha (इरियापथ).—MIndic for īryā°, q.v.

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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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