Purvoparjita, Purva-uparjita, Pūrvopārjita: 4 definitions


Purvoparjita means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Purvoparjita in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Pūrvopārjita (पूर्वोपार्जित) refers to “previously acquired” (merit), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “As the waves of rivers only go away [and] they do not return, so the former powers of embodied souls that have gone away do not come [again] [com.—They do not come (na āgacchanti) because of the absence of previously acquired merit (pūrvopārjitapūrvopārjitapuṇyahīnatvāt)]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Purvoparjita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pūrvopārjita (पूर्वोपार्जित):—[from pūrva] mfn. formerly occupied or acquired, [Pañcatantra]

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Purvoparjita 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»] — Purvoparjita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pūrvōpārjita (ಪೂರ್ವೋಪಾರ್ಜಿತ):—[adjective] = ಪೂರ್ವಾರ್ಜಿತ [purvarjita]1.

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Pūrvōpārjita (ಪೂರ್ವೋಪಾರ್ಜಿತ):—[noun] = ಪೂರ್ವಾರ್ಜಿತ [purvarjita]2.

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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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