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virya (vērˑ·y),

n in Ayurveda, potency, one of the qualities used to classify foods and drugs; divided into eight types that are categorized in pairs: heavy-light, hot-cold, dull-sharp, and unctuous-dry.
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Virya Foundation - sponsoring university students in rural villages in Mainland China to complete 4 to 5 years of undergraduate programmes
As far as I know, no previous government had even thought of promoting pilgrimage tourism in India," Anant Virya Dasa, caretaker of Vrindavan Chandrodaya temple, told MAIL TODAY .
Chapters six through nine of the BCA are explicitly identified with four of the six perfections of the bodhisattva: ksanti (patient endurance), virya (heroic strength), dhyana (meditative concentration) and prajna (metaphysical insight).
Ayurvedic pharmacodynamic properties for Rasa are tikta (bitter) and kashaya (astringent); for Guna are laghu and snigdha (light and oily); for Virya it is considered ushna (hot); and for Vipaka it is madhura (sweet).
Besides awkward syntax like this, there are occasional lapses of diction, for example when he translates the Vedic term virya as 'puissance' (p.
The loss of virya through sexual acts or imagery (including masturbation and nocturnal emission) is considered harmful both physically and spiritually.
The "formalist" scholarship on Indian aesthetics, derided passim by Ali, has frequently pointed to the supra-societal references of these works of art--as essays on profound cultural values, such as the conflict between dharma (read 'caste duty') and virya (read 'worldly success'), that resonate throughout the Indian cultural world.
El proposito de este articulo es analizar el pensamiento de los principales miembros de la Sociedad Teosofica de Costa Rica sobre la cuestion social en el pais, lo cual se realizara a traves de las publicaciones que estas personas hacian en la revista Virya, organo divulgador del pensamiento de esta asociacion entre los anos de 1908 a 1929.
As such, the reader's high expectations are to some extent disappointed, for the matters thus dealt with do not seem to depart very far from standard accounts--whether historical (placing Bharavi in his proper context of patronage, the sixth-century Deccan of rival Saiva kingdoms) or poetical (placing Bharavi's poem in the context of the rasa theory, as do his commentators, and which it exemplifies quite well: santa in the service of virya, of which santa may well be already a form).
Indra's virya flows into fruit, plants, animals, metals, as well as parisrut, raw liquor, and sura.
Whereas in the first poem the dominant mood had been erotic desire, srngara rasa, now heroism, virya rasa, is the main theme.