Kayaklesha, Kaya-klesha, Kāyakleśa: 10 definitions


Kayaklesha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Kāyakleśa can be transliterated into English as Kayaklesa or Kayaklesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kayaklesha in Purana glossary
Source: valmikiramayan.net: Srimad Valmiki Ramayana

Kāyakleśa (कायक्लेश) refers to the “various bodily troubles” (viz., of a forest-dweller), according to the Rāmāyaṇa chapter 2.28. Accordingly:—“[...] soothening with kind words to Sītā, when eyes were blemished with tears, the virtuous Rāma spoke again as follows, for the purpose of waking her turn back: ‘[...] An inhabitant living in a forest has to face various bodily troubles (kāyakleśa) and panics. Hence, forest- life is really a misery’”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Kayaklesha in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Kāyakleśa (कायक्लेश) refers to the “hardship of the body”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Hardship of the limbs of the body is excellent in respect of the divisions beginning with fasting. Internal [asceticism] in the form of meditation is excellent in respect of the divisions beginning with atonement.—[com.—External asceticism begins with fasting [and] ends with hardship of the body (upavāsādikāyakleśāntaṃ), and the sixth division is considered as the best. In like manner, internal asceticism is declared to be of six kinds in respect of the divisions beginning with atonement. In that regard, the last is meditation and it is considered as the best]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kayaklesha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kāyaklēśa (कायक्लेश).—m or m pl Bodily suffering or toilsome efforts.

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kāyaklēśa (कायक्लेश).—m S Bodily suffering.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kāyaklēśa (कायक्लेश).—m Physical labour, bodily suf- fering.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kayaklesha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāyakleśa (कायक्लेश).—bodily suffering or pain; कायक्ले- शभयात्त्येजत् (kāyakle- śabhayāttyejat) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 18.8.

Derivable forms: kāyakleśaḥ (कायक्लेशः).

Kāyakleśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāya and kleśa (क्लेश).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kāyakleśa (कायक्लेश).—m.

(-śaḥ) Bodily suffering, toil or pain. E. kāya, and kleśa distress.

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

Kāyakleśa (कायक्लेश).—[masculine] bodily toil or pain.

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

Kāyakleśa (कायक्लेश):—[=kāya-kleśa] [from kāya] m. bodily suffering, toil, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata iii, 1472.]

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

Kāyakleśa (कायक्लेश):—[kāya-kleśa] (śaḥ) 1. m. Bodily pain.

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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

[«previous next»] — Kayaklesha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kāyaklēśa (ಕಾಯಕ್ಲೇಶ):—[noun] affliction of the body; pain or trouble in the body.

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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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