Nirarambha, Nirārambha, Nir-arambha: 12 definitions

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Nirarambha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Nirarambha in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Nirārambha (निरारम्भ) or Nirārambhaka refers to “being free from” (any undertaking), according to the Mahābhārata verse 14.19.1-2.—Accordingly: while describing the supreme knowledge of the eternal and unchanging state: “He who has become absorbed in one object, silently not thinking of anything, having abandoned [everything] prior [to this] is free from (nirārambhaka) any undertaking. He is a friend to all, endures all, is indifferent [to all things], his senses controlled, his fear and anger have ceased, his desire slain, [this] man is free”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirarambha in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nirārambha : (adj.) without killing of animals.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Nirārambha, (adj.) (nis+ārambha) without objects (for the purpose of sacrificing), i.e. without the killing of animals (of yañña) S. I, 76; A. II, 42 sq. (Page 370)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirarambha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirārambha (निरारम्भ).—a. abstaining from all work (in good sense); Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.82.11.

Nirārambha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and ārambha (आरम्भ).

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

Nirārambha (निरारम्भ).—in Śikṣāsamuccaya 263.3 °bho bodhisattvaḥ, taken by Bendall and Rouse, Transl., as n. pr. (proper name) of a Bodhisattva, subject of āha following. Perhaps better: (a Bodhisattva is) free from undertakings; or with same passage as cited Bcṭ 377.19 nirālambo, without (sensory) hold or attachment.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nirārambha (निरारम्भ).—adj. devoid of exertion, inactive, Mahābhārata 5, 1027.

Nirārambha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and ārambha (आरम्भ).

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

Nirārambha (निरारम्भ):—[=nir-ārambha] [from nir > niḥ] mfn. not undertaking enterprises, abstaining from all work, [Mahābhārata]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Nirārambha (निरारम्भ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇirāraṃbha.

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Nirarambha in German

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirarambha in Prakrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Ṇirāraṃbha (णिरारंभ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nirārambha.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirarambha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nīrāraṃbha (ನೀರಾರಂಭ):—[noun] = ನೀರಾರಂಬ [niraramba].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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