Kriyayoga, Kriyāyoga, Kriya-yoga: 8 definitions



Kriyayoga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Kriyāyoga (क्रियायोग).—Association with a verbal activity; cf उपसर्गाः क्रियायोगे (upasargāḥ kriyāyoge) P.I.4.59.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kriyāyoga (क्रियायोग).—A form of active worship of Hari;1 Brahman becomes Nārāyaṇa thereby; incumbent on householders; no jñāna without karma; consists of 8 ātmaguṇas; is dharma.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 11. 3; Matsya-purāṇa 1. 3; 52. 7-11. 27-28.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 134. 17-18; 145. 27-28; 258. 1-3.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

The term kriyā-yoga has a grammatical sense, meaning "connection with a verb". But the same compound is also given a technical meaning in the Yoga Sutras (2.1), designating the "practical" aspects of the philosophy, i.e. the "union with the Supreme" due to performance of duties in everyday life.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kriyāyoga (क्रियायोग).—

1) connection with the verb.

2) the employment of expedients or means; तदा तत्प्रतिकाराच्च सततं वा विचिन्तनात् । आधिव्याधिप्रशमनं क्रियायोगद्वये न तु (tadā tatpratikārācca satataṃ vā vicintanāt | ādhivyādhipraśamanaṃ kriyāyogadvaye na tu) || Mb. 3.2.23.

3) the practical form of Yoga philosophy i. e. active devotion.

Derivable forms: kriyāyogaḥ (क्रियायोगः).

Kriyāyoga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kriyā and yoga (योग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Kriyāyoga (क्रियायोग) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—yoga, by Viṭṭhala Ācārya. Hall. p. 200.

2) Kriyāyoga (क्रियायोग):—on the Rāmatārakamantra [tantric] by Veṅkaṭa Yogin. Burnell. 112^b.

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

1) Kriyāyoga (क्रियायोग):—[=kriyā-yoga] [from kriyā > kriyamāṇa] m. the connection with an action or verb, [Atharvaveda-prātiśākhya; Pāṇini 1-1, 14; Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]

2) [v.s. ...] the employment of expedients or instruments, [Mahābhārata iii, 69; Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] the practical form of the Yoga philosophy (union with the deity by due performance of the duties of every day life, active devotion), [Yoga-sūtra ii, 1; Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv, 13, 3]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of [work]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kriyāyoga (क्रियायोग):—(kriyā + yoga) m.

1) die Verbindung mit einer Handlung, einem Verbum Kār. zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 1, 1, 14.] —

2) Anwendung von Mitteln [Suśruta 2, 114, 7.] —

3) der praktische Yoga: tapaḥsvādhyāyeśvarapraṇidhānāni kriyāyogaḥ [Yogasūtra 2, 1.] yena (nāradena) proktaḥ kriyāyogaḥ paricaryāvidhirhareḥ [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 13, 3.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 452.] [Colebrooke I, 416.] kriyāyogasāra bildet einen Theil des [PADMAPURĀṆA]; vgl. [WOLLHEIM] im Jahresb. [?d. d. Manu’s Gesetzbuch G.] für das Jahr [1846, S. 153 - 159.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 456.]

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Kriyāyoga (क्रियायोग):—

1) [Prātiśākha zum Atharvaveda S. 261. fg. (II, 3. 18).] —

2) [Mahābhārata 3, 69.] —

4) Titel einer Schrift [HALL 200.]

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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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