Tiryanca, Tiryañca: 2 definitions

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Tiryanca means something in Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Tiryancha.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 9: Influx of karmas

Tiryañca (तिर्यञ्च) is another spelling for Tiryañc (subhuman  life).

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas

1) Tiryañca (तिर्यञ्च) or Tiryañcāyu refers to “sub-human realms or states of existence” and represents one of the four divisions of Āyu, or “life determining (karmas)”, which represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8. What is meant by sub-human life (tiryañc-āyu)? The karmas rise of which causes the body of the living beings stay in sub human realm is life in sub- human realm.

2) Tiryañca (तिर्यञ्च) refers to “sub-human state of existence body-making karma” and represents one of the four types of Gati (state of existence), which represents one of the various kinds of Nāma, or “physique-making (karmas)”, which in turn represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8. What is meant by sub-human (tiryañc) state of existence (gati) body-making (nāma) karmas? The karmas rises of which causes birth in the sub-human realm are called sub-human state of existence body-making karma. 

3) Tiryañca (तिर्यञ्च, “sub-human”) or Tiryagānupūrvī refers to the “infernal migratory form” and represents one of the four types of Ānupūrvī (migratory form), representing one of the various kinds of Nāma, or “physique-making (karmas)”, which represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8.

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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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