Ardhapudgalaparivartana, Ardhapudgala-parivartana: 1 definition
Ardhapudgalaparivartana 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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living
Ardhapudgalaparivartana (अर्धपुद्गलपरिवर्तन) or ardhapudgalaparāvartana refers to “half the time of whirling around matter or reversal” (ardhapudgala-parivartana)? 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 ardhapudgalaparivartana? 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.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Parivartana.
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Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 2.3 - Two kinds of subsidential disposition (aupaśamika-bhāva) < [Chapter 2 - Category of the Living]