Amitamanasa, Amita-manasa, Amitamānasa: 1 definition

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Amitamānasa (अमितमानस) refers to “those whose minds are boundless”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “If, because of the power of the doctrine, it is not received by those whose minds are boundless (amitamānasa), then there is not a cause for enjoyment and liberation in the three worlds. The thirty gods, whose heads are bowed, bow down to the line of lotus feet of those whose hearts have become a refuge only for the doctrine”.

Synonyms: Sakalacitta.

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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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