Bakusha, Bakuśa: 2 definitions

Introduction

Bakusha means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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 Bakuśa can be transliterated into English as Bakusa or Bakusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 9: Influx of karmas

Bakuśa (बकुश, “tainted”).—One of the five types of ascetics (nirgrantha-muni);—Bakuśa literally means ‘spotted’. The saint who observes the primary vows without any flaws but have the inclination /tendencies to adore their body or implements of self restraint are called the tainted.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bākūsa (बाकूस).—a Dry, pithless &c. See bākasa.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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