Jivitindriya, Jivitendriya, Jivit-indriya, Jīvitindriya, Jīvitendriya, Jivita-indriya: 6 definitions
Jivitindriya means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
One of the Sabbacittasadharana cetasikas. Jivitindriya is a mental life. it supports citta to stay alive and to be able to function well. It also supports other co arising cetasikas and all mental activities are supported by jivitindriya cetasika without which citta and cetasikas will never arise. It maintains mental life and it arises with each arising citta.Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
"life faculty"; Jivitam means "life", and indriya means "controlling faculty".;
1. This cetasika sustains the life of the citta and cetasikas it accompanies.
According to the Atthasalini the characteristic of jivitindriya is "ceaseless watching", its function is to maintain the life of the accompanying dhammas, its manifestation the establishment of them, and the proximate cause are the dhamas which have to be sustained.
2. The function of jivitindriya is to maintain the life of citta and its accompanying cetasikas. It keeps them going until they fall away.
Jivitindriya is One of the Seven Universals.
Atthasalini (part IV, Chapter I, 123, 124) (See also Dhammasangani19.)Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
Jīvitindriya (“vitality”); s. indriya, khandha (corporeality, mental formations), Tab. II.
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).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Jīvitendriya (जीवितेन्द्रिय, “vital organ”) refers to the one of the twenty-two faculties (indriya), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 38. The word indriya, derived from the root id or ind, is synonymous with great power, with control. The twenty-two Dharmas in question [viz., jīvitendriya] have the characteristic of being dominant in regard to the living being (sattva) in that which concerns: his primary constitution, his distinctiveness, his duration, his moral defilement and his purification.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
jīvitindriya : ((jīvita + indriya), nt.) the faculty of life; vitality.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Jīvitindriya refers to: 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;
Note: jīvitindriya is a Pali compound consisting of the words jīvita and indriya.
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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Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Factor 6 - Jivitindriya (controlling faculty, principle, vital force) < [Chapter 4 - Cetasikas Associated With Both Good And Bad Cittas (mind)]
Factor 4 - Cetana (volition, goodwill) < [Chapter 4 - Cetasikas Associated With Both Good And Bad Cittas (mind)]
Cetasikas (by Nina van Gorkom)
Chapter 7 - Vitality And Attention < [Part I - The Universals]
Chapter 12 - Zeal < [Part II - The Particulars (pakinnaka)]
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
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Procedure with Regard to Decease and Rebirth < [Chapter V - Process Freed Section]
Analysis of Matter < [Chapter VI - Analysis of Matter]
Conditions (by Nina van Gorkom)
The Buddhist Teaching on Physical Phenomena (by Nina van Gorkom)
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