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noun - plural: ajivas

  1. (in Jainism) All inanimate objects


Ajiva: In Hinduism and Jainism, ajiva is anything that has no soul or life, the polar opposite of jiva. Because ajiva has no life, it does not accumulate karma and cannot die. Examples of ajiva include chairs, computers, paper, and plastic. Ajiva can be divided into two kinds, with form and without form.

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Google previewGem In The Lotus (2002)

by Abraham Eraly

The difference between the gross and subtle Ajiva is that whereas the gross entity—called pudgala—can be perceived by the senses, the subtle entity is incorporeal and cannot be perceived. Moreover, while gross Ajiva has independent ...

Google previewSudden Awakening (2009)

Into Direct Realization by Eli Jaxon-Bear

Sanskrit, too, has many names for soul: Ajiva is a soul enmeshed in ego. When this soul awakens, it is called a jiva-mukta, or liberated soul. After establishment in its pure state, the awakened soul is called atman, the immortal Self. Atman goes ...

Google previewDo You Need God? (2014)

Exploring Different Paths to Spirituality Even for Atheists by Rory J. Q. Barnes

Anything else is called ajiva, and that includes evenour innermost thoughts.

Google previewReligions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, 2nd Edition [6 volumes] (2010)

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices by J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann

and nonsentient matter (ajiva). Ajiva provides the conditions and mechanism through which jiva functions.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Jainism (2004)

by Kristi L. Wiley

AJIVA. The category of substances (dravya) that is non-sentient. It includes the non-sentient substance with form (rüpi-ajiva), namely, matter (pudgala), and non- sentient substances without form (arupiajiva), namely, space (ākāśa), the principle ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Religion (2005)

Ajiva : All the material, non-spiritual aspects of the cosmos. The opposite of jiva . A term Hinduism borrowed from Jainism. Ajj : Pilgrimage to Mecca and its environs in the month of Ramadan. This is the Fifth Pillar of Islam. Ajna chakra : Ajna ...

Google previewReligious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations by J. Gordon Melton

Karmic matter (ajiva) gives color to the monads. Colors (leysas) range from the worst black to blue, gray, red, yellow, rose, and white. Each color is associated with characteristics. A black color to one's jivas is indicative of cruelty, while a ...

Google previewDictionary Of Philosophy

Lifeless substances (ajiva), comprising space, the media of movement ( dharma) and rest, time, and matter (pudgala), which consists of homogeneous atoms. (2) An infinite number of souls (jiva). Essentially possessed of unlimited ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Thailand (2013)

by Gerald W. Fry, Gayla S. Nieminen, Harold E. Smith

Interestingly, Abhisit Vej j ajiva, a future prime minister, was the politician overseeing the initiation of the reform. There has been considerable controversy about the effectiveness of the implementation of the reform and whether former Prime ...

Google previewMongolian-English Dictionary (2013)

by Ferdinand D Lessing

yang dag pah_i ajiva. Right livelihood. See m¢r. -- bodi xutuY un yj-e ; T. yang dag byang chub kyi yan lag; S. Any or all of the seven membersof enlightenment. -- duradxui; T. yang dag pahi dran pa; S. samyakSee m¢r. taking upon ...

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Scrabble value of A1J8I1V4A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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