Anayanaprayoga, Ānayanaprayoga, Anayana-prayoga: 1 definition



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

Ānayanaprayoga (आनयनप्रयोग) refers to “sending for something outside the country of one’s resolve i.e.zonal limits”, representing one of the five transgressions (aticara) of the “vow of abstaining activity” (deśavirati): one of the seven supplementary vows (śīlavrata), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 31.—What is meant by sending for something outside the country of one’s resolve (ānayana-prayoga)? It means “to ask someone to bring things from places beyond the country set as limit for one’s 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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