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WordMeaning
AbadhitaWith no contradiction of the probandum
AbhavyaOne who is incapable of attaining moksa
AbadhitavisayatvaAbsence of contradiction of the probandum
Abhedavrtti Identifying by transference of epithet
AbhedopacaraMaking identical aspect predominant
AbhigrahaResolution
Abhikshna-JnanopayogaCeaseless pursuit of right knowledge.
AbhipsitaDesirable
AbhisekaAnointing ceremony
AbhyastaHabituated
AbhyuhanaProcess of understanding
AbrahmaUnchastity.
Abrahma-varjanaAbandonment of all incontinence
AcaksurdarsanaPerception by means of the senses other than visual
AcaraConduct
AcaryaHead of a mendicant group; spiritual leader; monk-scholar
Achakshu-darshanavaranaNon-Ocular-Conation-Obscuring
Acharya-BhaktiDevotion to Acharyas or Heads of the Orders of Saints.
AchetanatvaUnconsciousness
Adama-nirjaraEquanimous submission to the fruition of karma
Adana-niksepana-samitiCare in the picking up and putting down of any object
Adattadana-viratiNot taking anything which has not been given; identical to asteya-vrata
AdeyaImpressive; appearance such as may affect others.
AdharmaPrinciple of Rest
Adharma-dravyaThe principle of rest
Adhigamapreaching of another.
AdhigamajaGrahita
AdhikaranaDependance
Adhikaraniki-kriyahaving weapons of hurtfulness.
Adho-lokaThe lower world; the home of infernal beings
AdhyavasayaDeterminate cognition
AdhyayanaLecture
AdvaitaNon-dual; cap., the monistic school of Vedanta
AgamaScripture; canonical literature, Verbal testimony
AgamikaNon-repetitive
AgariHouse-holders(laymen).
AghatiyaKaramas that generate embodiment and particular conditions thereof
AghatiyaNon-Destructive karmas
AgniFire
AgurulaghuNor heavy-light; neither too heavy to move, nor too light to have stability.
AgurulaghutvaCapacity 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
AhampratyayaSelf-awareness
Ahara Agrahya-VarganaAssimilation-unrecievable-molecule
Ahara-VarganaAssimilation-molecule for food
AharakaAssimilative, The spiritual man-like emanation from the head of a saint in doubt, in the sixth spiritual stage.
Aharaka mishraAssimitative with physical.
AharaparyaptiTaking of morsels of food
AharyaprasanjanaDeterminate concomitant
AharyaropaDeterminate concomitant
Ahavaniya-agniOne of the sacred fires in the Hindu srauta ritual
AhimsaNonharming
AhimsavrataRefraining from harming
AilakaThe highest state of a Digambara layman, wherein he retains only one piece of clothing
AjinanaIgnorance
AjivaInsentient, Non-Living, Non-Soul, Which is not soul
Ajna-vyapadiki-kriyaMisinterpreting the scriptural injunctions, which we do not want to follow.
AjnanaIgnorance–nivartaka–remover, Wrong belief caused by ignorance. Indiscrimination of good and bad.
AjnanavadaAgnosticism
AjnanikaAgnostic. Everything is not knowable. This is one of the general attributes of all substances.
AjnavicayaContemplation on the teachings of Jina
Akama-nirjaraEquanimous submission to the fruition of karma.
AkasaSpace
AkashaSpace
AkashayaQuasi-passions; slight or minor passions.
AkincitkaraImmaterial
Akrandanaweeping
AkriyavadaDoctrine of non-action
AkriyavadiOpposite of Kriyavadi, e.g., the soul does nothing. This undermines all truth.
AksaAn organ of sense
 Self
AksaraAlphabet
AksataUncooked rice
Aksaya-trtiyaThe “immortal third,” a Jaina holiday
AlarikaraOrnamentation
AlocanaCritical self-examination
 Intuitional cognition
AlokaNon-Universe
Aloka-akasaTotally empty space
Alokitapana-bhojanaThoroughly seeing to one’s food and drink.
AmanaskaWithout 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.