Ashtangamahanimittajnana, aka: Aṣṭāṅgamahānimittajñāna, Ashtanga-maha-nimitta-jnana; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Aṣṭāṅgamahānimittajñāna can be transliterated into English as Astangamahanimittajnana or Ashtangamahanimittajnana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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General definition (in Jainism)

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Aṣṭāṅgamahānimittajñāna (अष्टाङ्गमहानिमित्तज्ञान) refers to “eightfold prognostical intellect” and represents one of the eighteen types of extraordinary intellect (buddhi), which itself is a subclass of the eight ṛddhis (extraordinary powers). These powers can be obtained by the Ārya (civilized people) in order to produce worldly miracles. The Āryas represent one of the two classes of human beings according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.46, the other being Mleccha (barbarians).

What is meant by extraordinary prognostiical intellect (aṣṭāṅgamahānimittajñāna-riddhi)? This is the extraordinary intellect by which its owner can predict a likely event by observing stars, signs, sounds of birds and animals, drams etc.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 3: The Lower and middle worlds
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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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