Kevali, Kevalī: 8 definitions
Kevali means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Tamil. 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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
Kevalī (केवली, “omniscient”) refers to “attributing faults to the omniscient” and is one of the causes leading to the influx (āsrana) of faith-deluding (darśana-mohanīya) karmas.
Kevalī is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Tattvārthasūtra (ancient authorative Jain scripture) from the 2nd century, which contains aphorisms dealing with philosophy and the nature of reality.Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 6: Influx of karmas
Kevalī (केवली).—What is meant by the omniscient (kevalī)? The one who has attained perfect / infinite perception and perfect / infinite knowledge is called an omniscient.
What is meant by finding faults in the omniscient (kevalī-avarṇavāda)? To say that omniscient eat through the mouth (i.e. kavalāhāri) is kevalī-avarṇavāda as the omniscient, due to their attainment of nokarmāhāra (body i.e. capability to extract the nutrients required for the body from the environment).
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kēvalī (केवली).—a (In nandabhāṣā) One.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kevalī (केवली):—[from kevala] f. ‘the whole of a philosophical system’ See pāśaka-k
2) [v.s. ...] Name of a locality ([varia lectio] for lā q.v.)Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Kevalī (केवली) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kevalī.
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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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Kevali (केवलि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kevalin.
2) Kevalī (केवली) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kevalī.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Kēvali (ಕೇವಲಿ):—[noun] = ಕೇವಲಜ್ಞಾನಿ [kevalajnani].
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Kēvaḷi (ಕೇವಳಿ):—[noun] = ಕೇವಲಜ್ಞಾನಿ [kevalajnani].
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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Search found 12 books and stories containing Kevali, Kevalī, Kēvalī, Kevālī, Kēvali, Kēvaḷi; (plurals include: Kevalis, Kevalīs, Kēvalīs, Kevālīs, Kēvalis, Kēvaḷis). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 9.38 - The last two types of pure meditation (śukladhyāna) < [Chapter 9 - Stoppage and Shedding of Karmas]
Verse 6.13 - The nature of Faith-deluding Karmas < [Chapter 6 - Influx of Karmas]
Verse 9.44 - Definition of vīcāra (shifting) < [Chapter 9 - Stoppage and Shedding of Karmas]
Jainism and Patanjali Yoga (Comparative Study) (by Deepak bagadia)
Part 4 - Stages of spiritual elevation (guna-sthanakas) < [Chapter 3 - Jain Philosophy and Practice]
Part 6 - Literature (comparing Yoga and Jainism < [Chapter 4 - A Comparative Study]
Part 8.7 - Jain Philosophy < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Part 2 - The shape of the universe < [Chapter 1]
Chapter 2: On samudghāta < [Book 2]
Part 4 - On import, sound and suggestions < [Chapter 1]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Chapter I.d - Two sects of Jainism (Śvetāmbara and Digambara) < [Chapter I - Introduction]
Chapter V.c - Prabhācandra’s refutation of Bauddha and Sāṃkhya view of Karman < [Chapter V - Bondage and Liberation]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)