Agnibhuti, aka: Agnibhūti, Agni-bhuti; 1 Definition(s)

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Agnibhūti (अग्निभूति) is the name of the second gaṇadhara (group-leader) of Mahāvīra.— Agnibhūti was the middle brother of Indrabhūti. After getting the answer for his doubt on ‘Puruṣādvaita’ from Lord Mahāvīra, he along with his 500 students, at the age of 46, accepted the mendicant conduct. Wandering as a mendicant for 12 years, he attained pure knowledge. Being a kevalī for 16 years, during the Lord's lifetime he attained liberation after observing a month's fast at Guṇaśīla-caitya.

All these gaṇadharas (for example, Agnibhūti) were Brahmins by caste and Vedic scholars. After taking initiation, they all studied the 11 Aṅgas. Hence, all of them had the knowledge of the 14 pūrvas and possessed special attainments (labdhis).

Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra
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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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