Jivita, aka: Jīvita; 11 Definition(s)

Introduction

Jivita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Jīvita (जीवित, “life”) refers to a term to be used by women in love addressing their beloved during amorous union, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. Accordingly, “he who takes the woman to the bed to please her tactfully by providing enjoyments according to her wishes and desires, is called ‘life’ (jīvita)”

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

and jīvitindriya: 'Life, vitality', may be either physical (rūpa-jīvitindriya) or mental (nāma-jīvitindriya). The latter is one of the mental factors inseparably associated with all consciousness; cf. nāma, cetanā, phassa.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

Jīvita (जीवित, “life”) refers to one of the thirteen “conditions” (saṃskāra) that are “unassociated with mind” (citta-viprayukta) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 30). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., jīvita). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Jīvita (जीवित, “life”) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 5.20.—“The function of matter (pudgala) is also to contribute to pleasure (sukha), suffering (duḥkha), life (jīvita) and death (maraṇa) of living brings”. What is meant by life (jīvita)? Due to the rise of life determining (āyusya) karma, the continuation of the respiration of a living being in the same realm (bhava) is called life.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 5: The category of the non-living
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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.

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India history and geogprahy

Jīvita.—(EI 28; SII 13; ASLV; SITI), maintenance; in- come or wages; also called jīvita-ppaṟṟu, jita and jīta. Note: jīvita is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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jīvita : (nt.) life; span of life.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Jīvita, (nt.) (Vedic jīvita, orig. pp. of jīvati “that which is lived, ” cp. same formation in Lat. vīta=*vīvita; Gr. biόth living, sustenace, & di/aita, “diet”) (individual) life, lifetime, span of life; living, livelihood (cp. jīvikā) Vin. II, 191; S. I, 42; IV, 169, 213; M. II, 73 (appaṃ); A. I, 155, 255; III, 72; IV, 136 (appakaṃ parittaṃ); Sn. 181, 440, 574, 577, 931, 1077; Dh. 110, 111, 130; J. I, 222; Pv. I, 1111 (ittaraṃ); II, 67 (vijahati); Dhs. 19, 295; Vism. 235, 236; Ps. II, 245; PvA. 40.—jīvitā voropeti to deprive of life, to kill Vin. III, 73; D. III, 235; M. II, 99; A. III, 146, 436; IV, 370 sq.; PvA. 67.

—āsā the desire for life A. I, 86; —indriya the faculty of life, vitality Vin. III, 73; S. V, 204; Kvu 8, 10; Miln. 56; Dhs. 19; Vism. 32, 230 (°upaccheda destruction of life), 447 (def.); DhA. II, 356 (°ṃ upacchindati to destroy life); VvA. 72; —kkhaya the dissolution of life, i.e. death J. I, 222; PvA. 95, 111; —dāna “the gift of life, ” saving or sparing life J. I, 167; II, 154; —nikanti desire for life A. IV, 48; —parikkhārā (pl.) the requisites of life M. I, 104 sq.; A. III, 120; V, 211; —pariyādāna the cessation or consummation of life D. I, 46 (=DA. I, 128); S. II, 83; A. IV, 13; —pariyosāna the end of life, i.e. death J. I, 256; PvA. 73; —mada the pride of life, enumd under the 3 madā; viz. ārogya, yobbana, j. : of health, youth, life D. III, 220; A. I, 146; III, 72; —rūpa (adj.) living (lifelike) J. II, 190; —saṅkhaya=°khaya Sn. 74; Dh. 331; Nd2 262 (=°pariyosāna); —hetu (adv.) on the ground of life, for the sake of life A. IV, 201, 270 (Page 285)

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

jīvita (जीवित).—n S Living, life, existence.

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jīvita (जीवित).—p S Made alive, caused to live.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jīvita (जीवित) [-tva, -त्व].—n Living, life, existence.

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

Jīvita (जीवित).—p. p. [jīv kartari kta]

1) Living, existent, alive; R.12.75.

2) Returned to life, revived.

3) Animated, enlivened.

4) Lived through (as a period).

-tam 1 Life, existence; त्वं जीवितं त्वमसि मे हृदयं द्वितीयम् (tvaṃ jīvitaṃ tvamasi me hṛdayaṃ dvitīyam) U.3.26; कन्येयं कुलजीवितम् (kanyeyaṃ kulajīvitam) Ku.6.63; Me.83; नाभिनन्देत मरणं नाभिनन्देत जीवितम् (nābhinandeta maraṇaṃ nābhinandeta jīvitam) Ms.6.45;7.111.

2) Duration of life.

3) Livelihood.

4) A living being.

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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