Amudhadrishti, Amūḍhadṛṣṭi, Amudha-drishti: 4 definitions


Amudhadrishti means something in Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Amūḍhadṛṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Amudhadrsti or Amudhadrishti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Jaina Yoga

Amūḍhadṛṣṭi (अमूढदृष्टि) refers to “unswerving orthodoxy” and represents an aspect of samyaktva (right belief) classified under the aṅga heading, according to various Jain authors (e.g., Pūjyapāda, Samantabhadra, Cāmuṇḍarāya, Somadeva and Amṛtacandra). Amūḍha-dṛṣṭi is the refusal to approve in thought, word, or deed the path of wrong belief (according to Samantabhadra in his Ratna-Karaṇḍa-śrāvakācāra), in other words the rejection of mithyātva.

Source: HereNow4U: Social Implication of Enlightened World View

Amūḍhadṛṣṭi (अमूढदृष्टि) refers to “freedom from inclination for the wrong path” and represents one of the eight aṅgas (requirements), needed for attaining the right faith. Firm belief in ones goal is the basic milestone for attaining that goal. Unwavering faith only can work like a miracle because firm faith leads to personal commitment for achieving that goal and gives us boldness to face the challenges incoming while proceeding towards the aimed goal.

The fourth limb (aṅga) is called nirvicikitsā, freedom from delusive notions, which refer to the abandonment of three particular types of false belief namely deva-mūḍhatā, guru-mūḍhatā and loka-mūḍhatā which is already explained before. The individual who is a slave to customary beliefs, however false they have been declared to be, cannot develop his own personality, as his actions are just like machines. Mahāvīra therefore, preaches that an individual should be free from delusions.

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

Amūḍhadṛṣṭi (अमूढदृष्टि) refers to “un-deluded vision” and represents one of the eight limbs of samyagdṛṣṭi (“right faith”) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.23.

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context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Amūḍhadṛṣṭi (ಅಮೂಢದೃಷ್ಟಿ):—[noun] the view in life that one should not go with the falsehood and unrighteousness.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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