Asharanabhavana, Aśaraṇabhāvanā, Asharana-bhavana: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Aśaraṇabhāvanā can be transliterated into English as Asaranabhavana or Asharanabhavana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

Jain philosophy

[«previous next»] — Asharanabhavana in Jain philosophy glossary
Source: Anekanta Jaya Pataka of Haribhadra Suri

Aśaraṇabhāvanā (अशरणभावना) refers to one of the twelve reflections (bhāvanā), as mentioned in the Anekāntajayapatākā-prakaraṇa, a Śvetāmbara Jain philosophical work written by Haribhadra Sūri.—[Cf. Vol. II, P. 223, ll. 22-25]—Aśaraṇabhāvanā refers to the reflection that—No external things—medicines, gems, armies, weapons etc. can rescue the soul from the clutches of death. It is thus helpless. Its only shelter is the self itself.

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