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WORD   MEANING
   
Abadhita: With no contradiction of the probandum
   
Abadhitavisayatva: Absence of contradiction of the probandum
     
Abhavya:   One who is incapable of attaining moksa
     
Abhedavrtti:   Identifying by transference of epithet
     
Abhedopacara:   Making identical aspect predominant
     
Abhigraha:   Resolution
     
Abhikshna-Jnanopayoga:   Ceaseless pursuit of right knowledge.
     
Abhipsita:   Desirable
     
Abhiseka:   Anointing ceremony
     
Abhyasta:   Habituated
     
Abhyuhana:   Process of understanding
     
Abrahma:   Unchastity.
     
Abrahma-varjana:   Abandonment of all incontinence
     
Acaksurdarsana:   Perception by means of the senses other than visual
     
Acara:   Conduct
     
Acarya:   Head of a mendicant group; spiritual leader; monk-scholar
     
Achakshu-darshanavarana:   Non-Ocular-Conation-Obscuring
     
Acharya-Bhakti:   Devotion to Acharyas or Heads of the Orders of Saints.
     
Achetanatva:   Unconsciousness
     
Adama-nirjara:   Equanimous submission to the fruition of karma
     
Adana-niksepana-samiti:   Care in the picking up and putting down of any object
     
Adattadana-virati:   Not taking anything which has not been given; identical to asteya-vrata
     
Adeya:   Impressive; appearance such as may affect others.
     
Adharma:   Principle of Rest
     
Adharma-dravya:   The principle of rest
     
Adhigama:   preaching of another.
     
Adhigamaja:   Grahita
     
Adhikarana:   Dependance
     
Adhikaraniki-kriya:   having weapons of hurtfulness.
     
Adho-loka:   The lower world; the home of infernal beings
     
Adhyavasaya:   Determinate cognition
     
Adhyayana:   Lecture
     
Advaita:   Non-dual; cap., the monistic school of Vedanta
     
Agama:   Scripture; canonical literature
    Verbal testimony
     
Agamika:   Non-repetitive
     
Agari:   House-holders(laymen).
     
Aghatiya:   Karamas that generate embodiment and particular conditions thereof
     
Aghatiya:   Non-Destructive karmas
     
Agni:   Fire
     
Agurulaghu:   Nor heavy-light; neither too heavy to move, nor too light to have stability.
     
Agurulaghutva:   Capacity by which one attribute or substance does not become another and the substance does not lose the attributes whose grouping forms the substance itself.
    Individuality
    The quality of constancy in space-points
     
Ahampratyaya:   Self-awareness
     
Ahara Agrahya-Vargana:   Assimilation-unrecievable-molecule
     
Ahara-Vargana:   Assimilation-molecule for food
     
Aharaka:   Assimilative
    The spiritual man-like emanation from the head of a saint in doubt, in the sixth spiritual stage.
     
Aharaka mishra:   Assimitative with physical.
     
Aharaparyapti:   Taking of morsels of food
     
Aharyaprasanjana:   Determinate concomitant
     
Aharyaropa:   Determinate concomitant
     
Ahavaniya-agni:   One of the sacred fires in the Hindu srauta ritual
     
Ahimsa:   Nonharming
     
Ahimsavrata:   Refraining from harming
     
Ailaka:   The highest state of a Digambara layman, wherein he retains only one piece of clothing
     
Ajinana:   Ignorance
     
Ajiva:   Insentient
    Non-Living
    Non-Soul
    Which is not soul
     
Ajna-vyapadiki-kriya:   Misinterpreting the scriptural injunctions, which we do not want to follow.
     
Ajnana:   Ignorance--nivartaka--remover
    Wrong belief caused by ignorance. Indiscrimination of good and bad.
     
Ajnanavada:   Agnosticism
     
Ajnanika:   Agnostic. Everything is not knowable. This is one of the general attributes of all substances.
     
Ajnavicaya:   Contemplation on the teachings of Jina
     
Akama-nirjara:   Equanimous submission to the fruition of karma.
     
Akasa:   Space
     
Akasha:   Space
     
Akashaya:   Quasi-passions; slight or minor passions.
     
Akincitkara:   Immaterial
     
Akrandana:   weeping
     
Akriyavada:   Doctrine of non-action
     
Akriyavadi:   Opposite of Kriyavadi, e.g., the soul does nothing. This undermines all truth.
     
     
Aksa:   An organ of sense
    Self
     
Aksara:   Alphabet
     
Aksata:   Uncooked rice
     
Aksaya-trtiya:   The "immortal third," a Jaina holiday
     
Alarikara:   Ornamentation
     
Alocana:   Critical self-examination
    Intuitional cognition
     
Aloka:   Non-Universe
     
Aloka-akasa:   Totally empty space
     
Alokitapana-bhojana:   Thoroughly seeing to one's food and drink.
     
Amanaska:   Without mind
     
Amari:   Prohibition of animal sacrifice
     
Amla:   Acid.
     
Amsavatara:   Minor incarnation of Visnu
     
Amudha drishtitva:   Free from superstitious belief.
     
Amudhadrsti:   Freedom from delusory notions
     
Amurtatva:   Along with Achetanatva, is common to Space, Motion, Rest and Time.
    Along with Chetanatva, is a common attributes of the class of substance,
     
Anabhimata:   Undesirable
     
Anabhoga:   putting down a thing where it ought not to be put.
     
Anabhoga-kriya:   indifference in dropping things or throwing oneself down upon the earth, i.e. without seeing whether it is swept or not.
     
Anabhyupagata:   Unproved
     
Anadeya:   Non-impressive; dull appearance.
     
Anadhyavasaya:   Indecision
     
Anadhyavasita:   Neither known
     
Anadi:   Having no beginning
     
Anadinidhana:   Without beginning and without end
     
Anagara:   House-less(ascetics).
     
Anagara-dharma:   Mendicant discipline
     
Anaikantika:   Inconclusive
     
Anaikantikatva:   Inconclusiveness
     
Anakanksha-kriya:   Disrespect to scriptural injunctions out of vice or laziness.
     
Anakaropayoga:   Formless conscious activity
     
Anaksara:   Non-alphabet
     
Anangapravista:   Main scriptions
     
Ananta-sukha:   Infinite bliss
     
Anantadharma:   Infinite aspects
     
Anantajnana:   Infinite knowledge; a synonym for kevalajnana
     
Anantanu-Vargana:   Infinite-atoms-molecule
     
Anantanubandhi:   Error feeding
    Right-belief preventing-passions.
    Wrong-belief-breeding
     
Anantanubandhi-kasaya:   Passions that "Pursue from the limitless past," preventing the attainment of samyak-darsana
     
Anantaviryatva:   Infinite energy
     
Ananugamika:   Non-following
     
Ananvaya:   Lacking in positive concomitance
     
Anarpitabhasa:   False unimplied point of view
     
Anarpitanaya:   Unimplied view-point
     
Anartha danda-vrata:   Taking a vow not to commit purposeless sin
     
Anarthadandavrata:   Refraining from the five minor types of evil activity
     
Anasana:   Fasting
     
Anashana:   Fasting--external austerity.
     
Anataraya:   Obstructive.
     
Anavastha:   Regressus ad infinitum
     
Anekantavada:   The doctrine of manifold aspects
     
Anekatva:   Multiplicity
     
Anga:   Limb; cap., a group of twelve Jaina canonical texts
     
Angabahya:   The subsidiary canon
     
Angapuja:   Veneration of the limbs of the lord
     
Angopanga:   Limbs; limbs and minor limbs.
     
Anigraha:   Free from defect
     
Anindriyaja:   Non-sensuous, not caused by senses
     
Anirakrta:   Not refuted
     
Anisrita:   Independent
     
Anitya:   Impermanent
     
Anitya anupreksha:   Everything is subject to change or transitory.
    transitoriness
     
Anityavada:   Noneternalism
     
Anivartin:   That state from which there is no returning
     
Anivrtti-karana:   The process of suppressing certain mohaniya karmas
     
Anrita:   Falsehood.
     
Antar-muhurta:   A period of up to forty-eight minutes
     
Antara-bhava:   The state of existence between death and rebirth
     
Antaratman:   The state of perceiving the self within
     
Antaraya:   inflow of obstructive karma
    Obstructive
     
Antaraya-karma:   Karma that restricts the energy-quality of the soul
     
Antarjalpa:   Inward repetition
     
Antarmuhurtta:   For a moment
     
Antarmuhurttika:   A period of less than forty-eight minutes
     
Antarvyapti:   Internal concomitance
     
Antyesti-kriya:   Funeral rites
     
Anu:   Atom; an indivisible particle of matter
     
Anu Vargana:   Atom
     
Anu-Vratas:   Five minor vows.
     
Anubhaga:   intensity of fruition
     
Anubhava:   Experience
    Retribution of a karma; intensity
     
Anubhaya-mana:   Neither true nor false.
     
Anubhaya-vachana:   Neither true or false.
     
Anubhuta:   Cognised, felt
     
Anugamika (Avadhijnana):   Following
     
Anugamin:   Following
     
Anukampa:   Compassion
     
Anumana:   Inference
     
Anumanika:   Inferential
     
Anumati-tyaga:   Preparatory to the monk's life. Enjoins a gradual giving up of the world and retiring into some very quiet place to aquire the knowledge of truth and ultimately to become fit to be a teacher of the path to Liberation.
     
Anumatityaga-pratima:   The tenth stage in which a layman refrains from all household activities
     
Anumiti:   Inference
     
Anupalambha:   Non-observation
     
Anupatta:   Matter which is not taken in by the soul.
     
Anupayoga:   Not in actual use
     
Anupayukta:   Without attention
     
Anupreksa:   Reflection, twelve kinds
     
Anupreksha:   Meditation.
     
Anupurvi:   Migratory form; the power of retaining the form of the last incarnation during transmigration, i.e., in the passage from one to another condition of existence.