Anityabhavana, Anityabhāvanā, Anitya-bhavana: 1 definition


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In Jainism

Jain philosophy

Source: Anekanta Jaya Pataka of Haribhadra Suri

Anityabhāvanā (अनित्यभावना) refers to one of the twelve reflections (bhāvanā), as mentioned in the Anekāntajayapatākā-prakaraṇa, a Śvetāmbara Jain philosophical work written by Haribhadra Sūri.—[Cf. Vol. II, P. 223, ll. 22-25]—Anityabhāvanā refers to the reflection that—Everything is transitory. Various paraphernalia, relatives, physical strength, beauty etc. are all subject to change. Only the soul is eternal.

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