Samyagdarshana, Samyagdarśana, Samyaṅdarśana, Saṃyaṅdarśana, Saṃyagdarśana, Samyandarshana, Samyanc-darshana, Samyac-darshana: 8 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Samyagdarśana and Samyaṅdarśana and Saṃyaṅdarśana and Saṃyagdarśana can be transliterated into English as Samyagdarsana or Samyagdarshana or Samyandarsana or Samyandarshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Samyagdarshana in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Saṃyagdarśana (संयग्दर्शन) or Saṃyakśraddhāna refers to “right-belief”, as mentioned in chapter 1.3 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as mentioned in Ṛṣabha’s sermon:—

“[...] mokṣa is attained by those who practice unceasingly the brilliant triad of knowledge, faith, and conduct. Attachment to the principles told by the scriptures is called ‘right-belief’ (saṃyakśraddhāna or saṃyagdarśana), and is produced by intuition or instruction of a Guru. [...] The right-belief lasting for an antarmuhūrta which creatures in the four conditions of existence attain, having destroyed wrong-belief by anivṛttikaraṇa, the division being made, that is called innate right-belief. But the right-belief of creatures here capable of emancipation which is dependent on the teaching of Gurus, that is said to originate in external instruction”.

Right-belief (saṃyagdarśana) is five-fold:

  1. aupaśamika (which arises from suppression of karma),
  2. sāsvādana (which has just a flavor of right-belief);
  3. kṣayopaśamika (which arises from combined suppression and destruction of karma);
  4. vedya (feeling),
  5. kṣāyika (which arises from destruction of karma).

Right-belief (saṃyagdarśana) is three-fold from the stand-point of qualities (guṇas), namely:

  1. rocaka,
  2. dīpaka,
  3. kāraka.

Right-belief (saṃyagdarśana) is marked by five characteristics:

  1. equanimity (śama),
  2. desire for emancipation (saṃvega),
  3. disgust with existence (nirveda),
  4. compassion (anukampā),
  5. belief in principles of truth (āstikya).
Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra

Samyagdarśana (सम्यग्दर्शन, “right faith”).—What is right faith? Faith or belief, in the doctrine of reality i.e. substances and their modes together i.e. tattvāratha ascertained as they are, is called right faith. How many types of right faith are there? There are two types of right faith namely: i. sarāga or with attachment i.e. attached and ii. vītarāga or pure and without any attachment i.e. detached.

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Samyagdarśana (सम्यग्दर्शन) refers to “right faith”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “And having duly found the path consisting of the Three Jewels [com.—consisting of right knowledge, right faith and right conduct (samyagjñānadarśanacāritrātmakaṃ)], some whose minds are entirely stupefied by the poison of excessive wrong faith, give up. Some person destroys himself, someone is destroyed by those who have destroyed [themselves] and someone is diverted from the path [to liberation] by the teachings of fierce heretics”.

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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»] — Samyagdarshana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samyagdarśana (सम्यग्दर्शन).—insight.

Derivable forms: samyagdarśanam (सम्यग्दर्शनम्).

Samyagdarśana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms samyac and darśana (दर्शन). See also (synonyms): samyaṅdarśana, samyagdṛṣṭi, samyaṅdṛṣṭi.

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Samyaṅdarśana (सम्यङ्दर्शन).—insight.

Derivable forms: samyaṅdarśanam (सम्यङ्दर्शनम्).

Samyaṅdarśana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms samyañc and darśana (दर्शन). See also (synonyms): samyagdarśana, samyagdṛṣṭi, samyaṅdṛṣṭi.

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

Samyagdarśana (सम्यग्दर्शन).—1. [neuter] right insight or perception.

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Samyagdarśana (सम्यग्दर्शन).—2. [adjective] seeing right (cf. [preceding]).

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

1) Samyagdarśana (सम्यग्दर्शन):—[=samyag-darśana] [from samyag > samy-añc] n. right perception or insight (See ratna-traya)

2) [v.s. ...] mf(ā)n. = next, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Samyagdarśana (ಸಮ್ಯಗ್ದರ್ಶನ):—[noun] = ಸಮ್ಕಕ್ತ್ವ [samkaktva].

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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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