Ardhapudgalaparavartana, Ardhapudgalaparāvartana, Ardhapudgala-paravartana: 1 definition


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

Ardhapudgalaparāvartana (अर्धपुद्गलपरावर्तन) or ardhapudgalaparivartana refers to “half the time of whirling around matter or reversal” (ardhapudgalaparāvartana)? An auspicious living being becomes eligible to attain the subsidential right faith when half the time of whirling around matter remains. This is ‘an opportune time to attain an objective’ with reference to half the time of whirling around matter.

How long is the duration of ardhapudgalaparāvartana? It is the same as of nokarma parāvartana. Nokarma means matter particles (like body-making) associated with empirical soul as a result of soul-karma interactions.

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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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