Acauryanuvrata, Acauryāṇuvrata, Acaurya-anuvrata: 2 definitions


Acauryanuvrata 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Achauryanuvrata.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Acauryāṇuvrata (अचौर्याणुव्रत) refers to the “minor vow of non-stealing” according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.20.—What is the minor vow of non-stealing (acaurya-aṇuvrata)? Not to take an object which involves legal or social punishment is called the minor vow of non-stealing.

According to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.26, what are the five transgressions of the minor vow of non-stealing (acaurya-aṇuvrata)? Promoting others to steal (stenaprayoga), receiving stolen goods (arthādāna), unlawful trading practice (viruddharājyātikrama), using false weights and measures to buy and sell (hīnādhikamānonmāna), deceiving others with imitations (pratirūpakavyavahāra) are the five transmigressions of the minor vow of non-stealing.

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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Acauryanuvrata in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Acauryāṇuvrata (ಅಚೌರ್ಯಾಣುವ್ರತ):—[noun] (jain.) a religious vow of sincerely refraining from stealing, desiring anything that belong to others.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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