Nairyanika, aka: Nairyāṇika; 2 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Buddhism)
Nairyāṇika (नैर्याणिक) refers to “relating to leading out” and represents one of the four “aspects in the truth of the path” (mārgasatya) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 100). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., nairyāṇika). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Languages of India and abroad
Nairyāṇika (नैर्याणिक).—f. °kī, °kā, adj. (= niry°, q.v.), con- ducive to deliverance: LV 239.14 (see s.v. niry°); °ka- pratipad LV 428.17; Mvy 134 (in the 4th vaiśāradya, q.v.; for this Dharmas 77 nairvāṇika); °kīṃ pratipadaṃ LV 434.5 and 7; Bbh 80.26; 219.11—12; nāyaṃ mārgo nairyāṇiko Mv ii.198.2; adj. with dharma Mv ii.259.15; iii.59.14; (dharma-vinaya) Mvy 1299; śīla Bbh 187.12; artha (the Bodhisattva's goal) Mv ii.279.7; atyanta- nairyāṇika-tā Bbh 298.12; of cittotpāda (of a Bodhisattva), nairyāṇikaś cānairyāṇikaś ca. tatra nairyāṇiko ya utpanno 'tyantam anuvartate na punar vyāvartate; a-nairy°… nātyantam anuvartate punar eva vyāvartate Bbh 13.14—17; and so, nairyāṇikānairyāṇika-tā Dbh 69.32; dṛṣṭir āryā °ṇikā MPS 2.35.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Preliminary note on acquiring the knowledges of the paths < [VI. Acquiring the knowledges of the paths and the aspects of the paths]
Part 5-6 - Description of sarvākāra (all aspects) and sarvadharma (all dharmas) < [Chapter XVI - The Story of Śāriputra]
I. The three meditative stabilizations (samādhi) according to the Abhidharma < [Class 1: The three meditative stabilizations]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)