Vinishkranta, Viniṣkrānta, Vi-nishkranta: 3 definitions


Vinishkranta means something in 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 Viniṣkrānta can be transliterated into English as Viniskranta or Vinishkranta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Viniṣkrānta (विनिष्क्रान्त) refers to “emerging” (from the pit of hell), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Where is the escape from the bottom of the pit of hell for the living soul who is continually afflicted by the enemy of infinite evil? If he emerges from that (viniṣkrāntatasmād yadi viniṣkrāntaḥ), the sentient being is born among the immobile beings or by some action reaches the state of mobile beings”.

Synonyms: Nirgata.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vinishkranta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Viniṣkrānta (विनिष्क्रान्त):—[=vi-niṣkrānta] [from viniṣ-kram] mfn. gone forth, come out, [Mahābhārata]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Viniṣkrānta (विनिष्क्रान्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Viṇikkhaṃta.

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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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