Naishkramya, Naiṣkramya: 3 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Naiṣkramya can be transliterated into English as Naiskramya or Naishkramya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Naiṣkramya (नैष्क्रम्य).—Indifference (to worldly pleasures); Buddh.

Derivable forms: naiṣkramyam (नैष्क्रम्यम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Naiṣkramya (नैष्क्रम्य).—nt. (= Pali nekkhamma; compare niṣkra- mya), departure from the world, renunciation of worldly things: °myāśrita Mahāvastu i.173.13 (opp. to gṛhāśrita); Mahāvyutpatti 6755; 7554; °myābhiprāyo Mahāvastu i.283.19; °mya-cittasya Śikṣāsamuccaya 69.8 (Tatp., the thought of…); °mya-cārin Daśabhūmikasūtra 19.17; others, Lalitavistara 136.8; 164.6; 170.10; 184.12, 18; 196.14; 439.10; Mahāvastu i.107.3; iii.321.12; 357.13; 422.10; Jātakamālā 3.2; Bodhisattvabhūmi 8.26; 26.10 (°mya-sukhaṃ); 246.20; Udānavarga xv.19; Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 307.2; kāmeṣu °myam Mahāvyutpatti 6444, renunciation as regards desires (lusts).

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

Naiṣkramya (नैष्क्रम्य):—[=naiṣ-kramya] [from naiṣ > naiḥ] n. indifference ([especially] to worldly pleasures), resignation, [Jātakamālā] ([wrong reading] for naiṣ-karmya or -kāmya ?), [Monier-Williams’ Buddhism]

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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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