Shreyasa, Śreyasa: 5 definitions
Shreyasa means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
The Sanskrit term Śreyasa can be transliterated into English as Sreyasa or Shreyasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
Śreyasa (श्रेयस) is the name of a Pratyekabuddha mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Śreyasa).
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Śreyasa (श्रेयस) refers to “happiness”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Having come previously, merciless Yama kills in an instant the inhabitants of the world whose desired happiness is unfulfilled [and] whose desire is unaccomplished [com.—aprāpta-abhimata-śreyasa—‘whose desired happiness is unobtained’]”.
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śreyasa (श्रेयस).—[-śreyas + a], in nis-, n. Final beatitude, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 117; 12, 83; 104. 2. śvas-, I. adj. Happy. Ii. ºsam, adv. Well. Iii. n. 1. Happiness. 2. Brahman.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śreyasa (श्रेयस):—[from śreyas] n. welfare, happiness, bliss (mostly ifc.; cf. ahaṃ-, niḥ-, śvaḥ-śr).
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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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Full-text: Nihshreyasa, Shvahshreyasa, Nihshreyasakara, Naishreyasa, Avamanyaka, Duravavada, Naihshreyasika, Ahamshreyasa, Naihshreyasa, Aprapta, Cause, Highest good, Shreyas, Kalyana, Karana, Shvas, Upacara.
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Prasthanatrayi Swaminarayan Bhashyam (Study) (by Sadhu Gyanananddas)
11.1. Components of Ekāntiki-Bhakti (a): Dharma < [Chapter 4 - Analysis on the Basis of Spiritual Endeavour]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)