Adhovyatikrama, Adhas-vyatikrama: 1 definition

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

Adhovyatikrama (अधोव्यतिक्रम) or simply Adhas refers to “exceeding the limits for movement set in the downwards directions”, representing one of the five transgressions (aticara) of the “vow of directional limits” (digvirati): one of the seven supplementary vows (śīlavrata), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 28.—What is meant by exceeding the limit of downward movement (adhovyatikrama)? To go below in wells or sea etc beyond the lowest downward movement limit set is exceeding the limit of downward movement. It is also known as Adhodiśāpramāṇātikrama or Adhodikpramāṇātikrama.

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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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