Karmaja, Karman-ja, Karmajā: 9 definitions


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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: JAINpedia: Jainism

Karmajā (कर्मजा) in Sanskrit (Karmajā in Prakrit) refers to “practical intelligence or proficiency coming from mastering a technique” and represents one of the four varieties of indirect knowledge, as explained in the Nandīsūtra.—The first variety of cognition, which combines the functions of the five senses with the mind, is itself subdivided into four kinds [viz., karmajā]. These define four types of intelligence or proficiency in general, outside Jain doctrine. No definition of these classes is given in the text. Instead, several verses list mnemonic words referring to examples of story characters who display a given type of intelligence. The elaborate stories featuring these individuals are transmitted in the commentaries on the Nandī-sūtra and even more in the Āvaśyaka-niryukti and its commentaries, where they occupy several pages.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karmaja (कर्मज).—a. resulting from an act; सिद्धिर्भवति कर्मजा (siddhirbhavati karmajā) Bg.4.12. कर्मजा गतयो नॄणामुत्तमाधममध्यमाः (karmajā gatayo nṝṇāmuttamādhamamadhyamāḥ) Ms.12.3. (-jaḥ) 1 the holy fig-tree.

2) the Kali age.

3) the banian tree.

4) the effect arising from human acts :-- संयोग, विभाग (saṃyoga, vibhāga) &c.

5) heaven.

6) hell.

Derivable forms: karmajaḥ (कर्मजः).

Karmaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms karman and ja (ज).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karmaja (कर्मज).—i. e. karman-ja (vb. jan), adj. Proceeding from actions, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 3.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karmaja (कर्मज).—[adjective] sprung from an action.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Karmaja (कर्मज):—[=karma-ja] [from karma > karman] mfn. ‘act-born’, resulting or produced from any act (good or bad), [Manu-smṛti xii, 3 and 101; Daśakumāra-carita] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Ficus religiosa

3) [v.s. ...] the Kaliyuga (q.v.)

4) [v.s. ...] a god, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karmaja (कर्मज):—(jaḥ) 1. m. The Kali-yug; holy fig tree. a. Of works.

[Sanskrit to German]

Karmaja 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Karmaja (ಕರ್ಮಜ):—

1) [noun] the tree Ficus religiosa of Moraceae family; peepul.

2) [noun] the tree Ficus benghalensis (=F. indica) of Moraceae family; banyan tree.

3) [noun] the fourth of the four mythological eras, Kaliyuga.

4) [noun] (myth.) heaven, the abode for virtuous people after their death.

5) [noun] (myth.) hell, the place for wicked, evil people after their death.

6) [noun] in Dvaita phil. he who by virtuous actions attained the divinehood.

7) [noun] the effects of action (in a religious sense).

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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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