Anushreni, Anuśreṇi: 1 definition



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The Sanskrit term Anuśreṇi can be transliterated into English as Anusreni or Anushreni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living

Anuśreṇi (अनुश्रेणि, “successive-rows”).—according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 2.24, “transit (takes place) in rows (straight lines, śreṇi) in space”. What are the meaning successive-rows (anuśreṇi)? The meaning of anu is successive. So the meaning of successive-rows is the regular series of successive space points (vertically and horizontally) in all directions higher up and lower and sideways. Which substance types have motion in successive-rows? Only jīva (living beings) and matter (pudgala) follow this type of motion.

In which part of space does successive-rows (anuśreṇi) movement takes place? It takes place in cosmos only and not in trans-cosmos (alokākāśa).

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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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