Bhogabhumi, aka: Bhogabhūmi, Bhoga-bhumi; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Bhogabhūmi (भोगभूमि) refers to the “region of enjoyment” (paradise), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.37. The region where ten types of wish-fulfilling trees (kalpavṛkṣa) abound and the inhabitants do not engage themselves in any occupation. How many regions of enjoyment are there? There are thirty regions of enjoyment: six regions called Devakuru, Uttarakuru, Haimavata, Hari, Ramyaka and Hairaṇyavata respectively, each associated with five mountains (Himavan, Mahāhimavan, Niṣadha, Nīla, and Rukmī).

How did bhogabhūmi (the region of enjoyment) get its name? In this region, the people are busy in enjoyment only as all their worldly desires are fulfilled by the wish-fulfilling trees there. They have or can acquire right belief and right knowledge but are unable to practice right conduct. Therefore they invariably go to heavens in their next birth but are not able to achieve liberation. Therefore the region where such people live is called region of enjoyment.

(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 3: The Lower and middle worlds
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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.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

bhōgabhūmi (भोगभूमि).—f (S Land of enjoyment.) A term for Swarg or Indra's heaven.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhogabhūmi (भोगभूमि).—f. 'the land of enjoyment', heaven, paradise (where persons are said to enjoy the fruit of their actions).

Derivable forms: bhogabhūmiḥ (भोगभूमिः).

Bhogabhūmi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhoga and bhūmi (भूमि).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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