Nirjvara, Nir-jvara: 4 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Nirjvara (निर्ज्वर, “feverless”) refers to a quality of the Dharma associated with the “recollection of the Dharma” (dharmānusmṛti), representing one of the Anusmṛti (eight recollections), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—Accordingly, “the Dharma is without the torment of burning (nirjvara). These sufferings of burning are of two kinds: torments of the body (kāyopāyāsa) and torments of the mind (cittopāyāsa). The torments of the body are fetters, prison, beatings, being put to death, etc. The torments of the mind are sadness (daurmanasya), fear (bhaya), etc., caused by desire (rāga), hatred (dveṣa), avarice (mātsrya) or jealousy (īrṣyā). In the Dharma of the Buddha, since morality is pure, the body escapes from the torments of fetters, prison, beatings, being put to death, etc.”.
Moreover, whether they depend on wrong views (dṛṣṭyapekṣa) or whether they depend on thirst (tṛṣṇāpekṣa), the disturbing emotions (kleśa) are called ‘burnings’ (jvara). Since they are absent in the Dharma of the Buddha, the latter is called ‘without torment of burning’ (nirjvara).
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Nirjvara (निर्ज्वर).—a. feverless, healthy.
Nirjvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and jvara (ज्वर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Nirjvara (निर्ज्वर).—adj. [bahuvrīhi], free from disease, healthy, sound: Mahāvyutpatti 1293.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nirjvara (निर्ज्वर):—[=nir-jvara] [from nir > niḥ] mfn. feverless, healthy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II.3. Dharma without torment of burning (nirjvara) < [II. Recollection of the Dharma (dharmānusmṛti)]
II. Recollection of the Dharma (dharmānusmṛti) < [Part 2 - The Eight Recollections according to the Abhidharma]