Tiryaggati, Tiryanc-gati: 8 definitions

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Tiryaggati 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Tiryaggati in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Tiryaggati (तिर्यग्गति) or simply Tiryañc refers to the “animal realm” according to the “world of transmigration” section in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVII).—The Bodhisattva sees the animals (tiryak) undergoing all the torments: they are made to gallop by blows of the whip or stick; they are made to make long journeys carrying burdens; their harness is damaged; they are branded with hot iron. People who, in their former lives, have trussed them up, whipped them or been guilty of crimes of this kind, assume the animal form of an elephant (haja), a horse (aśva), a cow (go), a sheep (eḍaka) or a deer (mṛga).

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Tiryaggati (तिर्यग्गति) refers to “those moving horizontally”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Here in the cycle of rebirth consisting of endless misfortune, sentient beings roam about repeatedly, struck down by spear, axe, vice, fire, corrosive liquid or razor in hell, consumed by the multitude of flames from the fire of violent actions in the plant and animal world [com.—Among animals (tiryakṣu), among those moving horizontally (tiryaggatiṣu)], and subject to unequalled trouble in the human condition [or] full of desire among the gods. [Thus ends the reflection on] the cycle of rebirth.”.

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

Tiryaggati (तिर्यग्गति).—transmigration of animals.

Derivable forms: tiryaggatiḥ (तिर्यग्गतिः).

Tiryaggati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tiryañc and gati (गति). See also (synonyms): tiryañcagati.

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

Tiryaggati (तिर्यग्गति).—[feminine] condition of a beast.

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

Tiryaggati (तिर्यग्गति):—[=tiryag-gati] [from tiryag > tiraḥ] f. the state of an animal in transmigration, [Mahābhārata iii, 1166]

[Sanskrit to German]

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

Tiryaggati (ತಿರ್ಯಗ್ಗತಿ):—[noun] the stage of being in a brute, as one of the four classes, considered as the stage of irrationality.

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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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