Karmika, Kārmika: 6 definitions


Karmika means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living

Kārmika (कार्मिक) refers to the “karmic body” and represents one of the five types of human ‘bodies’ (śarīra) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 2.36. What is the meaning of kārmika body? The body composed of karmas is called kārmika body. All empirical souls are endowed with it. What is the special attribute of kārmika body and the luminous body? Both are without impediment i.e. cannot be obstructed by any other concrete substance of any shape or size. What types of living beings have luminous and kārmika bodies? All empirical souls have these two body types.

Why is kārmika body said to be without enjoyment? In the transitory state, the empirical soul has only psychic senses and not physical senses. Hence the kārmika body is said to be without enjoyment.

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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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Karmika.—(LL), a labourer. Note: karmika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kārmika (कार्मिक).—a. (- f.) [कर्मन्-ठक् (karman-ṭhak)]

1) Manufactured, made.

2) Embroidered, intermixed with coloured thread (as cloth).

3) Any variegated texture; Y.2.18.

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

Karmika (कर्मिक).—adj. or subst. m. (= Pali kammika; Sanskrit Gr. id., and Sanskrit karmin), working, a worker: Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 31.3 na ca karmiko hy ahaṃ vihāre ātmana-hetur eṣa hi kṛto me. For -karmika at end of cpds. see ādi-, tatprathama-, sarva-.

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

1) Karmika (कर्मिक):—[from karman] mfn. active, acting [gana] vrīhy-ādi and purohitādi.

2) Kārmika (कार्मिक):—[from kārma] m. [plural] ‘engaged in action’, Name of a, [Buddhist literature] philos. school

3) [v.s. ...] n. ‘manufactured, embroidered’, any variegated texture, [Yājñavalkya ii, 180.]

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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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