Atyantiki, Ātyantikī: 1 definition


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

Ātyantikī (आत्यन्तिकी) (Cf. Ātyantika) refers to “infinite (purity)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Then the wise [man] who has gone beyond virtuous meditation and attained infinite purity (ātyantikīśuddhiṃ cātyantikīṃ śritaḥ) commences to meditate on absolutely spotless pure [meditation]. He who is endowed with a robust physique etc., calm [and] whose behaviour is virtuous is also capable of meditating on pure meditation which is of four kinds of”.

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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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