Adharmastikaya, Adharmāstikāya, Adharma-astikaya: 5 definitions
Adharmastikaya means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
General definition (in Jainism)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.
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 dictionarySource: 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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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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Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Part 3 - On the sky < [Chapter 10]
Part 1 - On astikāyas < [Chapter 10]
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Part 3.4 - Nine Elements (2): Ajiva (Insentient substances) < [Chapter 3 - Jain Philosophy and Practice]
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)