Aparigrahanuvrata, Aparigrahāṇuvrata, Aparigraha-anuvrata: 1 definition


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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Aparigrahāṇuvrata (अपरिग्रहाणुव्रत) refers to the “minor vow of non-possession” according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.20.—What is meant by the minor vow of non-possession (aparigraha-aṇuvrata)? To set and observe a limit on the possessions of wealth is called the minor vow of non-possession.

According to the Tattvārthasūtra 7.29, what are the five transgressions of the vow of limiting possessions (parigraha-parimāṇa-aṇuvrata)? To exceed the limits set by ownself with regards to lands and houses (kṣetravāstu-pramāṇātikrama), gold and silver (hiraṇyasuvarṇa-pramāṇātikrama), cattle and corn (dhanadhānya-pramāṇātikrama), maids and servants (dāsīdāsa-pramāṇātikrama); and cloths and utensils (kupyabhānda-pramāṇātikrama) are the five transgressions of the vow of limiting possessions.

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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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