Anekantajayapataka, Anekanta-jayapataka, Anekāntajayapatākā, Anekāntajayapatāka: 2 definitions


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Source: Anekanta Jaya Pataka of Haribhadra Suri

Anekāntajayapatākā (अनेकान्तजयपताका) or Anekāntajayapatākāprakaraṇa (lit. “a treatise which is a banner of victory of the many-sided doctrine”) is the name of an ancient Sanskrit text written by Haribhadra Sūri.—Such a title seems to have been selected by this Haribhadra Sūri, with a view to suggesting that this treatise refutes or enables its readers to refute the allegations of the Bauddhas and others made against anekāntavāda and thereby establishes the victory of anekāntavāda over ekāntavāda. [...]

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General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Jain Quantum: Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts Vol 18 Part 01 (J)

Anekāntajayapatākā (अनेकान्तजयपताका) (or Anekāntajayapatākāprakaraṇa) deals with Śvetāmbara Jain philosophy and is written by Haribhadra Sūri (Yākinīmahattarāsūnu).—The Anekāntajayapatākā-prakaraṇa, having a significant title, is a monumental work dealing with syadvāda, the corner-stone of Jainism. It mainly deals with four topics viz. sadasat, nityānitya, sāmānyaviśeṣa and abhilāpyānabhilāpya. Mostly, therein the Buddhistic doctrines are refuted.

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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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