Naishadyika, Naiṣadyika: 3 definitions
Naishadyika 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.
The Sanskrit term Naiṣadyika can be transliterated into English as Naisadyika or Naishadyika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Naiṣadyika (नैषद्यिक) refers to “the virtue of not lying down” and represents one of the “twelve ascetic virtues” (dhūtaguṇa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 63). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., naiṣadyika). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Naiṣadyika (नैषद्यिक).—m. (see also prec.; to niṣadyā plus -ika; = Pali nesajjika), one who sleeps in a sitting posture, one [Page313-b+ 71] of the 12 dhūtaguṇa, q.v.: Dharmasaṃgraha 63; Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 387.7; Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 57.10. All prose.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Naiṣadyika (नैषद्यिक):—[=nai-ṣadyika] [from nai] m. (with, [Buddhist literature]) Name of one of the 12 Dhūta-guṇas or ascetic practices, [Dharmasaṃgraha 63.]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Nai.
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