Bhaikshyashuddhi, Bhaikṣyaśuddhi, Bhaikshya-shuddhi: 1 definition

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Bhaikshyashuddhi 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 Bhaikṣyaśuddhi can be transliterated into English as Bhaiksyasuddhi or Bhaikshyashuddhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Bhaikṣyaśuddhi (भैक्ष्यशुद्धि) refers to “seeking pure food” and forms part of the contemplations of the vow of non-stealing (asteyavrata) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.6.—What is meant by seeking clean food (bhaikṣyaśuddhi)? To beg alms as indicated in the scriptures, and not hides its flaws. To eat tasty food more than own share /need also is flaw of stealing.

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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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