Kimkaraniya, Kiṃkaraṇīya, Kinkaraniya, Kiṅkaraṇīya: 2 definitions


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Kimkaraniya in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Kiṃkaraṇīya (किंकरणीय) refers to “works to be done (for all beings)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Ratnapāṇi said: ‘Son of good family, what are those sixteen dharmas included in?’ Gaganagañja said: ‘Son of good family, the sixteen dharmas are included in thirty-two dharmas. What are those thirty-two? [...] (5) the great friendliness is included in the unhindered thought and the equal attitude to all living beings; (6) the great compassion is included in indefatigability and works to be done for all beings (sarvasatva-kiṃkaraṇīya); (7) the purity of body is included in harmlessness and contentment with one’s own possessions; (8) the purity of thought is included in self-control and calmness; [...]’”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kimkaraniya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kiṃkaraṇīya (किंकरणीय).—also °ya-ka (m. or nt.), and °ya-tā (all = Pali kiṃkaraṇīya; compare Sanskrit kiṃkartavyatā), job to be done: Mahāvastu i.211.3 (prose) kiṃkaraṇīyaka-pratisaṃ- yuktehi (not ‘abstract-forming suffix ka’ with Senart; same meaning as °ṇīya); Śikṣāsamuccaya 21.23 ayam eva mayā kāyaḥ sarvasattvānāṃ kiṃkaraṇīyeṣu kṣapayitavyaḥ; 143.9 sarvasattva-kiṃkaraṇīya-prāpaṇatayā; °yeṣu Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.50.2; °ṇīya-tā, Mahāvyutpatti 6448 (sarvasattvānāṃ); Śikṣāsamuccaya 230.2 (sar- vasattvānāṃ…) °tāyai utsuko bhavati.Cf. also prec.

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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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