Arambhatyaga, aka: Ārambhatyāga, Arambha-tyaga; 2 Definition(s)


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Ārambhatyāga (आरम्भत्याग) or Ārambhatyāgapratimā represents the eighth of eleven pratimā (stages) laid down for Jain laymen. Ārambhatyāga-pratimā refers to “abandonment of merely worldly engagements and occupations” according to J. L. Jaini in his “outlines of Jainism” (pp. 67-70).

These pratimās (eg., ārambha-tyāga) 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

Ārambhatyāga (आरम्भत्याग) refers to one of the eleven pratimās (eleven stages for becoming excellent śrāvaka).—The eighth stage of householder’s advancement, which is known as Ārambhatyāga signifies the discontinuance of service, cultivation, and business, in short, the means of livelihood. Besides, he neither suggests others to do business, etc., nor commends those who are doing so.

Source: HereNow4U: Śrāvakācāra (Ethics of the Householder)
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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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