Anuyogadvarasutra, Anuyogadvārasūtra, Anuyogadvara-sutra: 3 definitions

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Source: JAINpedia: Jainism

Anuyogadvārasūtra (अनुयोगद्वारसूत्र) is a technical treatise on analytical methods, a kind of guide to applying knowledge. The Nandī-sūtra discusses the five types of knowledge, particularly the two “indirect” kinds.—These twin texts underscore the central status of the Jain concept of anekānta-vāda, which emphasises how meaning is nuanced and how there are many different ways of interpreting something. From this point of view, the Cūlikās can be considered to come before the other scriptures.

In Muni Puṇyavijaya’s words, “the Nandi which is of the form of five Jñānas serves as a mangala in the beginning of the study of the Āgamas; and the Anuyogadvāra-sūtra serves as a key to the understanding of the Āgamas”. The second Cūlikā is highly technical and not easy to summarise. It can be described as dealing with methods of analysis, providing examples that the reader can use when approaching similar situations in the literature.

Source: University of Cambridge: Jainism

Anuyogadvārasūtra (अनुयोगद्वारसूत्र) belongs to the Śvetāmbara canonical works in Ardhamāgadhī Prakrit and deals with methods of exegesis used in other scriptures and ways to approach and analyse concepts. It is a kind of prolegomena and makes a pair with the Nandīsūtra another work dealing with fundamental notions such as types of knowledge.

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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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