Akamanijjara, Akāmanijjarā, Akama-nijjara: 1 definition

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Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ

Akāmanijjarā (अकामनिज्जरा) refers to an “involuntary expulsion of karman”, and represents a Jaina technical term mentioned in the mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—(Glasenapp 1925 p. 78)

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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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