Acakshudarshanavarana, Acakṣudarśanāvaraṇa, Acakshu-darshanavarana: 1 definition


Acakshudarshanavarana means something in Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Acakṣudarśanāvaraṇa can be transliterated into English as Acaksudarsanavarana or Acakshudarshanavarana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Achakshudarshanavarana.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas

Acakṣudarśanāvaraṇa (अचक्षुदर्शनावरण) refers to “non-ocular perception-obscuring” and is another name for Acakṣudarśana, or “non-ocular perception” which represents one of the nine divisions of Darśanāvaraṇa, or “knowledge obscuring (karmas)”, which 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. Acakṣudarśanāvaraṇa can also be spelled as Acakṣurdarśanāvaraṇa.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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