Bhaktapana, Bhaktapāna: 1 definition

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 6: Influx of karmas

Bhaktapāna (भक्तपान).—One of the two types of saṃyoga (combining);—What is meant by ‘combining edible items’ (bhaktapāna-saṃyoga)? It is mixing living and non living items as food (e.g. mixing un-boiled and unstrained water with boiled milk or flour etc as food for the ascetics).

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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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