Jain concepts

the way of ahimsa; Digambara and Svetambara
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Niḥśankitatva - Having no doubts as to the veracity and correctness of the Jina's teachings.

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Niḥkānkṣitatva - Having no temporal desire in the pursuit of spiritual goals.

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Nirvicikitsatva - Having no repugnance or embarrassment in serving Jain ascetics despite the fact that male Digambara Jain ascetics wear no clothes and that no Jain ascetics of any sect bathe, brush their teeth or perform other activities that involve beautifying the body.

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Amūḍhadṛṣṭitva - Absence of false understanding of the Jina's teachings.

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Upabṛṃhana - Acquiring excellence in spiritual activities and observance of religious practices.

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Shtitikaraṇa - Stabilizing the faith of fellow Jains who seem to be shaky in their faith in the teachings of the Jinas, to restore their faith in the Jinas.

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Prabhāvanā - Conducting one's life in a manner that glorifies the Jain religion.

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Vātsalya - Brotherhood and fraternity with fellow Jains.

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Anitya - Impermanence. Everything is impermanent except the soul.

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Aśaraṇa - No lasting shelter in this constantly changing world except Moksha, or liberation.

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Saṃsāra - The temporal world is impermanent. Only Moksha is permanent.

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Ekatva - Oneness with the soul

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Anyatva - Otherness with all persons and things other than the soul

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Aśucitva - The body is full of filth. Hence, identification with and attachment for this mortal body is futile.

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Āsrava - Influx. Deluded worldly beings suffer from the constant influx of bondage-causing karmas to the soul.

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Samvara - Stoppage. The stoppage of the influx of bondage-causing karmas to the soul.

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Nirjarā - Shedding. The shedding of bondage-causing karmas from the soul.

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Dharmasvākhyāta - Dharma is self-realizable.

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Re: Jain concepts

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Loka - The Universe in all its forms

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Re: Jain concepts

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Bodhidurlabha - It is difficult, well nigh impossible to attain correct understanding of the soul and the true path to liberation.

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