Jagarika, Jāgarikā: 3 definitions


Jagarika 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)

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Jāgarikā (जागरिका) refers to “(practicing) vigilance”, 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, those sixty-four dharmas are included in one hundred twenty-eight dharmas. What are those one hundred twenty-four? [...] (59) the lightness of body is included in knowing the proper time for eating and making an effort at practicing vigilance (jāgarikā-yogānuyukta) in the beginning and end of the night; (60) lightness of thought is included in eagerness and examination; (61) being free from lassitude is included in impermanence and suffering; (62) desire is included in the absence of what belongs to the ego and property; [...]’”.

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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

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

Jāgarikā (जागरिका).—(compare next; perhaps hyper-Sanskrit to Pali and [Page240-a+ 71] AMg. jāgariyā, id.), wakefulness, staying awake (as a form of self-discipline): °kā ca saddharma-svādhyāyādinā kartavyā Sādhanamālā 11.11; °kāṃ bhajeta Udānavarga xv.6 (in Pali also with bhajati); yukto jāgarikāsu ca Udānavarga vi.6; °kā-yuktaḥ Bodhisattvabhūmi 139.24; °kānuyukta-tāṃ 206.4 (in Pali often with anuyutta, and compare the following); especially common in jāgarikā- yogam anuyukta, devoted to the discipline of wakefulness: instr. °ktena Mahāvastu i.284.2; ii.48.18; iii.145.14; 152.11; 172.17; 265.12; 362.17; °ktāye, fem., iii.48.17; 49.4; n. sg. °ktaḥ (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 146.3; n. pl. Avadāna-śataka i.273.7; 297.16; gen. sg. Śikṣāsamuccaya 191.6.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Jāgarika (जागरिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Jāgaria, Jāgariyā.

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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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