Viveki: 3 definitions


Viveki means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Samkhya (school of philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Prakrti and purusa in Samkhyakarika an analytical review

Viveki (विवेकि, “discriminative”).—Again, being free from pleasure (sukha), pain (duḥkha) and bewilderment (moha) puruṣa is different from the three guṇas. Therefore, puruṣa is mādhyastha or neutral devoid of the three guṇas (atriguṇa). It can not be identical with the pradhāna. That which is different from the three guṇas, and thus is not identical with the pradhāna, is viveki, i.e. discriminative of the guṇas. Being viveki and madhyastha-puruṣa is unable to be combined with others and therefore can not go under any transformation (aprasavadharmi). Puruṣa is asambhūyakāri, i.e. puruṣa is unable to perform any act with or without the help of any thing else. As such, akartṛttva (non-doership) is the nature of puruṣa. So, the characteristic viveki can be attributed to the puruṣa.

context information

Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vivēkī (विवेकी).—m Considerate, judicious, discreet.

context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vivēki (ವಿವೇಕಿ):—[noun] a person of wisdom; a sagacious, prudent person.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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