Kiriya: 8 definitions


Kiriya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Kiriya means just performance but not kammic force is left due to that performance.

See Kiriya Cittas.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'functional consciousness' or 'karmically inoperative consciousness', is a name for such states of consciousness as are neither karmically wholesome (kusala), nor unwholesome (akusala), nor karma-results (vipāka); that is, they function independently of karma.

Thus are also called all those worldly mental states in the Arahat which are accompanied by 2 or 3 noble roots (greedlessness, hatelessness, undeludedness), being in the Arahat karmically neutral and corresponding to the karmically wholesome states of a non-Arahat (s. Tab. 1-8 and 73-89), as well as the rootless mirth-producing (hasituppāda) mind-consciousness-element of the Arahat (Tab. 72); further, that mind-element (mano-dhātu) which performs the function of advertence (āvajjana) to the sense object (Tab. 70), and that mind-consciousness-element (manoviññāna-dhātu) which performs the functions of deciding (votthapana) and advertence to the mental object (Tab. 71).

The last-named 2 elements, of course, occur in all beings.

Together with karma-resultant consciousness (vipāka) it belongs to the group of 'karmically neutral consciousness' (avyākata). See Tab. I (last column). - (App.).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kiriya in Niger is the name of a plant defined with Prosopis africana in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Entada coulteria Roberty (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien (1893)
· Economic Botany (1990)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2006)
· Florae Senegambiae Tentamen (1830)
· Journal of Botany (1841)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2004)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kiriya : (nt.) action; deed; performance. || kiriyā (f.),action; deed; performance.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kiriya, Kiriyā & Kriyā (abstr. fr. karoti) 1. (n.) — (a) (-°) action, performance, deed; the doing=fulfilment; cp. °karaṇa, anta°, making an end of, putting a stop to (dukkhassa) S. III, 149; IV, 93; Sn. 454, 725;—kāla° “fulfilment of one’s time” i.e. death S. III, 122; Pv. I, 1012; Sn. 694; Pug. 17; kusala° performance of good actions S. I, 101; V, 456; dāna° the bestowing of gifts PvA. 123; pāpa° commission of sin Pug. 19=23; puñña° the performance of good works S. I, 87=89=A. III, 48; a° PvA. 54 maṅgala° celebration of a festival PvA. 86; massu-kiriyā the dressing of the beard J. III, 314 (cp. m-karaṇa and kappanā); sacchi° realization, see s. v. —akiriyā the non-performance of, omission, abstaining from (a° akaraṇa=veramaṇī) J. III, 530; Vbh. 285. ‹-› (b) an act in a special sense=promise, vow, dedication, intention, pledge: PvA. 18; justice: Miln. 171; kiriyaṃ bhindati to break one’s vow Miln. 206.—(c) philosophically: action ineffective as to result, non-causative, an action which ends in itself (Mrs. Rh. D. in Dhs. trsl. xciii.), inoperative (see Cpd. 19). In this sense it is grouped with kamma (cp. for relation kamma: kiriyā= Ger. sache: ursache). Thus is the theory of Makkhali: n’atthi kammaṃ, n’atthi kiriyaṃ n’atthi viriyan ti= there is no karma, no after-effect and no vigour in this world A. I, 286 (different at D. I, 53); n’atthi kiriyā it does not matter M. I, 405.—2. (adj.) (a) making no difference, indefinite; of no result, as def. of avyākatā dhammā Vbh. 106, 182=302=Dhs. 566 and 989 (manodhātu kiriyā neva kusalā nâkusalā na ca kammavipākā: indifferent, neither good nor bad and having no fruit of kamma), same of jhāna Vbh. 268=281; DhsA. 388.—(b) indecisive, in akiriyaṃ vyākaroti to give an indecisive answer, to reply evasively D. I, 53 and≈

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Kiriyā (किरिया) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kriyā.

2) Kirīya (किरीय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kirīya.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kirīya (किरीय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kirīya.

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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

Kiriya (ಕಿರಿಯ):—

1) [adjective] young; not old.

2) [adjective] junior; of more recent position or lower status.

3) [adjective] of lower rank or status.

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Kiriya (ಕಿರಿಯ):—

1) [noun] a young man.

2) [noun] a man of lower rank, status; a junior man.

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Kiṟiya (ಕಿಱಿಯ):—

1) [adjective] young; not old.

2) [adjective] junior; of more recent position or lower status.

3) [adjective] of lower rank or status.

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Kiṟiya (ಕಿಱಿಯ):—

1) [noun] a young man.

2) [noun] a man of lower rank, status; ಕಿಱಿಯಂದು [kiriyamdu] kiṛiuandu one’s boyhood or girlhood days.

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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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