What is the meaning or etymology of "vedaniyaṁ"?
It appears this term is only found thrice in the suttas, namely, SN 12.37, SN 35.145 and AN 3.34.
The quite useful Wisdom Library says:
In Jainism wrote:Vedanīya (वेदनीय, “experience-giving”) or Vedanīyakarma refers to one of the eight types of karma, according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 2.1.—What is the meaning of experience-giving karma (vedanīya)? The karmas which make the soul experience miserys and pleasures.
Vedanīya (वेदनीय) refers to “feeling producing (karmas)” and represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8.—Accordingly, “what is meant by feeling producing karmas (vedanīya)? The karmas, rise of which, produce a feeling of misery or pleasure is called feeling producing karma”.
There are two types of feeling-producing karmas (vedanīya):
pleasant feeling (sātā-vedanīya),
unpleasant feeling (asātā-vedanīya)
While most Pali translators translate "vedaniyaṁ" as "capable of being felt/something to be felt/capable of experiencing", for SN 12.37, SN 35.145 and AN 3.34, I prefer the Jain definition of "feeling producing".Sanskrit wrote: Vedanīya (वेदनीय).—mfn.
(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) To be known or perceived. 2. To be, or to be made known. E. vid to know, anīyar aff.
1) Vedanīya (वेदनीय):—[from veda] mfn. to be denoted or expressed or meant by (ifc.; -tā f.), [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]
2) [v.s. ...] to be (or being) felt by or as (ifc.; -tā f. -tva n.), [ib.]
3) [v.s. ...] to be known or to be made known, [Horace H. Wilson]
Vedanīya (वेदनीय):—[(yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a.] That should be known.
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