Nairyanika, Nairyāṇika: 2 definitions


Nairyanika means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous (N) next»] — Nairyanika in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (N) next»] — Nairyanika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

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.

context information

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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