Avadhidarshana, Avadhidarśana, Avadhi-darshana: 1 definition


Avadhidarshana means something in Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Avadhidarśana can be transliterated into English as Avadhidarsana or Avadhidarshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas

Avadhidarśana (अवधिदर्शन) refers to “clairvoyant perception” and represents one of the eight divisions of Darśanāvaraṇa, or “perception obscuring (karmas)”, which represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8.—What is meant by obscuring clairvoyant perception (avadhi-darśana-āvaraṇa)? Not letting the general perception before the clairvoyant knowledge manifests is obscuring the clairvoyant perception. Avadhidarśana is also known as Avadhidarśanāvaraṇa or Avadhidarśanāvaraṇīya.

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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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