Aparigrihitagamana, Aparigṛhītāgamana, Aparigrihita-gamana: 2 definitions



Aparigrihitagamana means something in Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Aparigṛhītāgamana can be transliterated into English as Aparigrhitagamana or Aparigrihitagamana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Aparigṛhītā-gamana (अपरिगृहीता-गमन) refers to “intercourse with an unmarried woman” and represents one of the transgressions (aticāra) of the Brahma-vrata (vow of celibacy).—For Siddhasena Gaṇin (in his commentary on the Tattvārtha-sūtra 7.23) this designation covers intercourse with any “ownerless” woman whether she be a whore, or a married woman whose husband is absent, or any other woman outside the control of her family. The same acceptation is given to the term by Haribhadra, Abhayadeva, Yaśodeva, Hemacandra, and Siddhasena Sūri. It is an aticāra of sva-dāra-santosa.

A Digambara interpretation is available only from Cāmuṇḍarāya (in his Caritrasāra p. 6), who holds that this offence is committed with an “ownerless” woman who is a wanton. Devendra (in his Śrāddha-dina-kṛtya part II, p. 95) understands by a-parigṛhītā “a widow”.

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

Aparigṛhītāgamana (अपरिगृहीतागमन) refers to “befriending a cohort” and represents one of the five transgressions (aticara) of the “minor vow of celibacy” (brahmacarya-aṇuvrata) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 28.—What is meant by cohort (aparigṛhītā)? A woman who is not married to any man, but mates with many is a cohort. What is meant by intercourse with a cohort? It means to perform sexual activities with an unchaste unmarried woman. 

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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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