Tiryancayu, Tiryanc-ayu, Tiryañcāyu: 1 definition

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Tiryancayu 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 Tiryanchayu.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Tiryañcāyu (तिर्यञ्चायु) or simply Tiryañca 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. Tiryañcāyu can also be spelled as Tiryañcāyus. 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.

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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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