Parinamika, Pāriṇāmika: 8 definitions


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General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living

Pāriṇāmika (पारिणामिक, “inherent-nature”) refers to one of the five dispositions (thought-activities) of the soul, according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 2.1. What is the meaning of disposition due to the inherent-nature (pāriṇāmika) or capacity of the soul? These are the dispositions of the soul which are independent of the karmas. Alternatively these are the dispositions of the soul which do not have any bearing to the subsidence or destruction or subsidence-cum-destruction of karmas. Or one can express the nature of the soul to be its disposition due to its inherent nature.

How many types of dispositions (bhāva) due to the inherent nature of the soul (pāriṇāmika) are there? There are three types of dispositions due to inherent nature of the soul namely; principle of life or consciousness (jīvatva), capacity/ potency for salvation (bhavyatva) and incapacity for salvation (abhavyatva).

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pāriṇāmika (पारिणामिक).—a.

1) Digestible.

2) Subject to development.

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

Pāriṇāmika (पारिणामिक).—f. °kī (pariṇāma plus -ika), epithet of ṛddhi, (magic) involving transformation, see s.v. nairmāṇika, with which this is contrasted: ṛddhiḥ…°kī Bodhisattvabhūmi 58.19; °ka-ṛddhi-prakāra-bhedaḥ 22; °kyā ṛddhyāḥ prakārā(ḥ) 63.18.

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

1) Pariṇāmika (परिणामिक):—[=pari-ṇāmika] [from pari-ṇam] mfn. resulting from change, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] easily digestible, [Subhāṣitāvali] ([wrong reading] for pāriṇ?).

3) Pāriṇāmika (पारिणामिक):—[=pāri-ṇāmika] [from pāri] mf(ī)n. (-ṇāma) digestible, [Subhāṣitāvali] ([wrong reading] pari-ṇ)

4) [v.s. ...] subject to development or evolution

5) [v.s. ...] m. (with bhāva m.) natural disposition, [Śaṃkarācārya; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

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

Pāriṇāmika (पारिणामिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pariṇāmia.

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Parinamika 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Pāriṇāmika (ಪಾರಿಣಾಮಿಕ):—

1) [adjective] producing an effect; effective.

2) [adjective] relating to the result, effect.

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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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