Atyantanishcala, Atyantaniścala, Atyanta-nishcala: 1 definition

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The Sanskrit term Atyantaniścala can be transliterated into English as Atyantaniscala or Atyantanishcala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Atyantanishchala.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Atyantaniścala (अत्यन्तनिश्चल) refers to “absolutely immobile”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “In this world, the body which is material, absolutely immobile (atyantaniścala) [and] without that which is conscious, becomes confused, through ignorance, with that which is conscious, formless and mobile. This corporeal body is produced from a mass of atoms. An embodied soul has the nature of enjoyment, is beyond the senses [and] consists of knowing”.

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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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