Nirjara, aka: Nirjarā, Nir-jara; 7 Definition(s)


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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Nirjarā (निर्जरा).—The annihilation of the previously accumulated karma from soul is nirjarā. This annihilation of the karmas or its complete decadence is the nirjarā. The aperture in the boat is plugged so that water coming from outside be stopped. Some previously entered water gets dried automatically and remaining water is scooped out of the boat, the boat is made clean. If the water of the boat is not scooped away and the boat is not made dried and the aperture is not plugged the pouring of water in the boat can take place again.

Source: HereNow4U: Bhagwaan Mahaveer Evam Jain Darshan

Nirjarā (निर्जरा, “dissociation”).—What is meant by dissociation (nirjarā)? Partial annihilation/separation of karma particles from the soul is called nirjarā.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1

Nirjarā (निर्जरा, “dissociation”).—According to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8, “after fruition (enjoyment), the karmas fall off or disappear”.—What happens to karmas after fruition (vipāka)? They get dissociated (nirjarā) from the soul after fruition (producing pleasant or miseryful experience). What is eant by dissociation (nirjarā)? Like the food consumed after digestion get excreted, similarly the karmas after fruition get excreted or dissociated from the soul. This is dissociation.

How many types of dissociation (nirjarā) are here? It is of two types, namely with fruitions (savipāka) and without fruits (avipāka). What is meant by dissociation with fruits (savipāka)? Dissociation of Karmas after their rise yield fruits and on completion of the results they get dissociated from the soul. This is dissociation with fruits. What is meant by dissociation without fruits (avipāka)? The karmas whose time to rise has not yet materialized but by austerities etc they are made to mature fast and dissociate without rising and without yielding fruits. This is dissociation without fruits. 

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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nirjara (निर्जर).—a (S) Immortal, imperishable, not obnoxious to decrepitude or decay.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nirjara (निर्जर).—a Immortal, imperishable.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirjara (निर्जर).—a.

1) young, fresh.

2) imperishable, immortal.

-raḥ a deity, god; (nom. pl. nirjarāḥ -nirjarasaḥ)

-ram ambrosia, nectar.

Nirjara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and jara (जर).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirjara (निर्जर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Immortal, imperishable, undecaying. m.

(-raḥ) A deity, an immortal. n.

(-raṃ) Ambrosia, the food of the gods. f.

(-rā) 1. A plant: see guḍucī. 2. A sort of perfume, commonly Mura. E. nir not, jarā decrepitude or decay.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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