Ayushpramukha, Āyuḥpramukha, Ayus-pramukha, Āyuṣpramukha, Ayuh-pramukha, Ayuhpramukha: 1 definition


Ayushpramukha 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 Āyuṣpramukha can be transliterated into English as Ayuspramukha or Ayushpramukha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Āyuḥpramukha (आयुःप्रमुख) refers to the “multitudes of lives”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “ [com.—Next he speaks about the transience (anityatām) of multitudes of lives (āyuḥpramukhāṇām)]—Truly, life perishes exceedingly quickly like 819 water lying in the hand [and] youth perishes like snow passes from the petal of a lotus”.

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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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