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General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Atma Dharma: Principles of Jainism

Space Substance; That which provides accommodation to all the other five substances, i.e., soul, matter, ether, anti-ether and time is called space substance. The space is all pervasive, and it is found in the whole of the cosmos.

(Here the readers should note that only:-

  1. matter (pudgala) is a material (rupi) substance and the rest of all five substances, i.e. soul, ether, anti-ether, time and space are non-material (arupi) substances;
  2. soul and matter substances are active and have movement, whereas the rest of the four substances, i.e., ether, anti-ether, space and time are inactive and without movement.)
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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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