Anumatityagapratima, aka: Anumatityaga-pratima, Anumatityāgapratimā; 1 Definition(s)

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Anumatityāgapratimā (अनुमतित्यागप्रतिमा) or simply Anumatityāga represents the tenth of eleven pratimā (stages) laid down for Jain laymen. Anumatityāgapratimā refers to “increasing the rigour of living in the direction of asceticism and refraining even from giving advice on matters relating to family honour, business and the like” according to J. L. Jaini in his “outlines of Jainism” (pp. 67-70).

These pratimās (eg., anumatityāga-pratimā) form a series of duties and performances, the standard and duration of which rises periodically and which finally culminates in an attitude resembling monkhood. Thus the pratimās rise by degrees and every stage includes all the virtues practised in those preceeding it. The conception of eleven pratimās appears to be the best way of exhibiting the rules of conduct prescribved for the Jaina laymen.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
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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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