Bhogopabhogavrata, Bhogopabhoga-vrata: 1 definition


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Source: Google Books: Comparative Religion (Jainism)

Bhogopabhogavrata (भोगोपभोगव्रत).—Bhogopabhogavrata refers to “vow of limitations of objects of daily use”, and represents a vrata (vow) under the classification of guṇavrata according to Śvetāmbara, while Digambara includes it under śikṣāvrata. Bhogopabhoga-vrata refers to putting limit to the objects of daily use so as to minimise attachment to wordly objects. The main idea behind this vrata is that objects which are not necessary should be renounced, so that gradual sense of detachment from worldly objects may be developed.

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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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