Kriyayoga, Kriyāyoga, Kriya-yoga: 4 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.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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).

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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. 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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