Viriya, aka: Vīriya; 10 Definition(s)
Viriya means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)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
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).
General definition (in Buddhism)
See Vigor.Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary
Languages of India and abroad
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)
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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Cetasikas (by Nina van Gorkom)
Appendix 4 - Appendix To Chapter 9 < [Appendix And Glossary]
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 12 - What is The Synopsis of The Pāramīs < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
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Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
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