Angabahya, aka: Aṅgabāhya, Anga-bahya; 1 Definition(s)


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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).

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1
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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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