Adharmastikaya, Adharmāstikāya, Adharma-astikaya: 5 definitions


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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Adharmastikaya in Jainism glossary
Source: Atma Dharma: Principles of Jainism

Anti-ether Substance; That which is a passive cause in the state of rest (stationariness) of self-stopping jivas (embodied souls) and matter (atom or molecule) just after their motion is called anti-ether (adharmastikaya). For example-The shadow of a tree is a passive cause for the traveller who wants to take rest.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Adharmastikaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adharmāstikāya (अधर्मास्तिकाय).—the category of अधर्म (adharma), See अस्तिकाय (astikāya).

Derivable forms: adharmāstikāyaḥ (अधर्मास्तिकायः).

Adharmāstikāya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms adharma and astikāya (अस्तिकाय).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adharmāstikāya (अधर्मास्तिकाय):—[from a-dharma] m. the category (astikāya) of adharma, (one of the five categories of the Jaina ontology).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adharmāstikāya (अधर्मास्तिकाय):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-yaḥ) The category or predicament of adharma, according to the Jainas (see adharma, 2.). E. adharma and astikāya.

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Adharmastikaya in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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