Samyak: 9 definitions
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General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1
Samyak (सम्यक्, “right”).—What is the meaning of the word ‘right’ (samyak)? The word ‘right’ here is synonymous with correct /true /real or laudatory. How is the word samyak derived or created? The word samyak in Saṃskṛta language is derived from the root verb ‘añc’ with the proposition ‘sam’ and the suffix ‘kvip’.
To which quality out of the three mentioned the word ‘right’ is to be added? The word ‘right’ should be added to all the three qualities i.e. right faith (darśana), right knowledge (jñāna) and right conduct (cāritra).
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
samyak (सम्यक्).—ad S Properly, fitly, in the right manner.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Samyak (सम्यक्).—(1) right, proper, in rāśiṃ samyak (for Sanskrit samyañcam; acc. m.) Mahāvastu i.175.16 (verse) = samyaktvani- yata rāśi, qq.v.; (2) (= Pali samma, which corresp. in use to Sanskrit saumya, falsely Sktized by confusion with Pali sammā, AMg. samma, = Sanskrit samyak), interj. of friendly address, friend, comrade: samyag Jyoti(ṣ)pāla Mahāvastu i.319.18; 320.1, 13, 19, etc., said by the potter Gha- ṭikāra to his friend J.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Samyak (सम्यक्).—Ind. 1. All, wholly. 2. Duly. 3. By honourable means. 4. Distinctly. 5. With, together with. 6. Properly, fitly: see samyac .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Samyak (सम्यक्).—v. samyañc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Samyak (सम्यक्):—[=samy-ak] [from samy-añc] a ind. in one or the same direction, in the same way, at the same time, together (with √sthā, ‘to associate with’), [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] in one line, straight (opp. to akṣṇayā, ‘obliquely’), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
3) [v.s. ...] completely, wholly, thoroughly, by all means (with na, ‘by no means, not at all’), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
4) [v.s. ...] correctly, truly, properly, fitly, in the right way or manner, well, duly (with √kṛ, ‘to make good [a promise]’), [Upaniṣad; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
5) [v.s. ...] distinctly, clearly, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
6) [from samy-añc] b in [compound] for samyañc.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Samyak (सम्यक्):—s. u. samyañc .
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Samyak (सम्यक्):—(adv and a) thoroughly, completely, wholly; duly, well; due.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+28): Samyagdandana, Samyagdarshana, Samyagjnana, Samyakadandana, Samyakatva, Samyakcaritra, Samyakcharitra, Samyakdandana, Samyakkarin, Samyakkarmanta, Samyakpalana, Samyakpatha, Samyakpradhana, Samyakprahana, Samyakpranidhana, Samyakpravritti, Samyakprayoga, Samyakra, Samyaksamadhi, Samyaksambodha.
Ends with: Asamyak.
Full-text (+111): Samyakpradhana, Asamyakkarin, Samyakprahana, Ratnatraya, Samyakkarmanta, Samyaksmriti, Samyaksamadhi, Samyaksambuddha, Samyaktvakaumudi, Samyaktvadhyapana, Samyaktvamithyatvasarvasamgrasana, Samyaktvadhyayana, Samyaktvaprakasha, Samyakkarin, Samyaksambodha, Samyakcaritra, Samyaksthiti, Asamyakprayoga, Samyaksambodhi, Samyaksambuddhi.
Search found 36 books and stories containing Samyak, Samy-ak; (plurals include: Samyaks, aks). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.3.98 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
Verse 2.3.141 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
Verse 2.3.177 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Chapter IV.c - The Paryāyas (modifications) of the Self < [Chapter IV - The concept of Self]
Chapter V.d - Nature of liberation (mokṣa) < [Chapter V - Bondage and Liberation]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 7.27 < [Section II - Punishment (daṇḍa)]
Verse 8.54 < [Section XII - Non-payment of debt]
Verse 9.251 < [Section XXXV - Consolidation and Settlement of the Kingdom]
Vimalakirti Sutra (by Burton Watson)
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 10.6: Samantaraśmi and his entourage pay homage to Śākyamuni < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
Part 4 - Why is the Buddha called Samyaksaṃbuddha < [Chapter IV - Explanation of the Word Bhagavat]
II. Why the buddha thinks highly of his ten powers < [Part 3 - Appendices to the ten powers]