Angabahya, Aṅgabāhya, Anga-bahya: 1 definition


Angabahya 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.

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1

Aṅgabāhya (अङ्गबाह्य, “external-corpus”) refers to one of the two types of scriptural knowledge (śruta-jñāna), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 1.20.—How many different parts of external-corpus are there? Fourteen namely: Sāmāyika, Stava, Vandanā, Pratikramaṇa, Vainayika, Kṛtikarma, Daśavaikālika, Uttarādhyayana, Kalpavyavahāra, Kalpākalpa, Mahākalpa, Puṇḍarīka, Mahāpuṇḍarīka, Aśītikā (Nisidhikā).

Śruta refers to one of the five types of knowledge (jñāna) according to Tattvārthasūtra 1.9. Knowledge acquired due to subsidence-cum-destruction of scriptural based knowledge obscuring (śrutajnānavarṇa) karmas is called scriptural based knowledge (eg., aṅgabāhya).

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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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