Asamikshyadhikaraṇan, Asamikshya-adhikarana, Asamīkṣyādhikaraṇa: 1 definition



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The Sanskrit term Asamīkṣyādhikaraṇa can be transliterated into English as Asamiksyadhikarana or Asamikshyadhikarana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Asamīkṣyādhikaraṇa (असमीक्ष्याधिकरण) refers to “unmindful indulgence in too much action” and represents one of the five transgressions (aticara) of the “vow of abstaining from purposeless” (anarthadaṇḍavirati): one of the seven supplementary vows (śīlavrata), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 32.—What is meant by unmindful indulging in too much action (asamīkṣya-adhikaraṇa)? It is too excessively, and without purpose, indulges in activities of mind, speech and body.

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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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