Viriya, aka: Vīriya; 10 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Persistence; energy. One of the ten perfections (paramis), the five faculties (bala; see bodhi pakkhiya dhamma), and the five strengths/dominant factors (indriya; see bodhi pakkhiya dhamma).Source: Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms

A pleasaunce in Vebhara where Siddhattha Buddha was born. BuA. p. 185.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

N Effort, energy, impudence.

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

One of the Pakinnaka cetasikas. Viriya is effort. Viriya helps citta not to withdraw from the object and it exert an effort to take the object. In the presence of viriya all other cetasikas and citta work energetically with full effort.

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Viriya (Energy); further s. bojjhanga, bala, pāramī.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'energy', lit. 'virility', 'manliness' or 'heroism' (from vīra, man, hero; Lat. vir; cf. virtus),

  • is one of the 5 spiritual faculties and powers (s. bala),

  • one of the 7 factors of enlightenment (s. bojjhanga) and

  • identical with right effort of the 8-fold Path (s. magga).

For further explanations, s. padhāna.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

energy;

Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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General definition (in Buddhism)

See Vigor.

Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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viriya : (nt.) vigour; energy; effort; strength.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Viriya, (nt.) (fr. vīra; cp. Vedic vīrya & vīria) lit. “state of a strong man, ” i.e. vigour, energy, effort, exertion. On term see also Dhs. trsln § 13; Cpd. 242.—D. III, 113, 120 sq. 255 sq.; S. II, 132, 206 sq.; Sn. 79, 184, 353, 422, 531, 966, 1026 (chanda°); Nd1 476, 487; Nd2 394; J. I, 178 (viriyaṃ karoti, with Loc.); Pug. 71; Vbh. 10; Nett 16, 28; Tikp 60, 63; Miln. 36; Vism. 160 (°upekkhā), 462; KhA 96; SnA 489; DhA. IV, 231; DA. I, 63; DhsA. 120; VvA. 14; PvA. 98, 129; Sdhp. 343, 517. ‹-› accāraddha° too much exertion M. III, 159; A. III, 375; opp. atilīna° too little ibid; uṭṭhāna° initiative or rousing energy S. I, 21, 217; A. III, 76; IV, 282; ThA. 267; PvA. 129; nara° manly strength J. IV, 478, 487. —viriyaṃ āra(m)bhati to put forth energy, to make an effort S. II, 28; IV, 125; V, 9, 244 sq.; A. I, 39, 282, 296; II, 15= IV. 462.—As adj. (-°) in alīna° alert, energetic J. I, 22; āraddha° full of energy, putting forth energy, strenuous S. I, 53, 166, 198; II, 29, 207 sq.; IV, 224; V, 225; A. I, 4, 12; II, 76, 228 sq.; III, 65, 127; IV, 85, 229, 291, 357; V, 93, 95, 153, 335; J. I, 110; ossaṭṭha° one who has given up effort J. I, 110; hīna° lacking in energy It. 34 (here as vīriya, in metre).—v. is one of the indriyas, the balas & the sambojjhaṅgas (q. v.).

—ârambha “putting forth of energy, ” application of exertion, will, energy, resolution D. III, 252; S. II, 202; IV, 175; A. I, 12; III, 117; IV, 15 sq. 280; V, 123 sq.; Ps. I, 103 sq.; Vbh. 107, 194, 208; DhsA. 145, 146. —indriya the faculty of energy D. III, 239, 278; S. V, 196 sq.; Dhs. 13; Vbh. 123; Nett 7, 15, 19; VbhA. 276. —bala the power of energy D. III, 229, 253; A. IV, 363; J. I, 109. —saṃvara restraint by will Vism. 7; SnA 8; DhsA. 351. (Page 634)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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