Bijabhuta, Bījabhūta, Bija-bhuta: 2 definitions


Bijabhuta means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Bijabhuta in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

1) Bījabhūta (बीजभूत) refers to the “real cause”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “That [meditation] is divided into two [types] according to whether it has an auspicious or inauspicious purpose [and] for humans it is the real cause (bījabhūtabījabhūtaṃ śarīriṇām) of obtaining desirable and undesirable results”.

2) Bījabhūta (बीजभूत) refers to “being the seeds (of birth)”, according to the Jñānārṇava.—Accordingly, “That very same [thing], by which the karmas, being the seeds of birth (bījabhūtabījabhūtāni janmanaḥ), are worn out, is said [to be] wearing away karma by those who have subdued their senses whose bondage is worn out. On account of the difference between what is intentional and unintentional, wearing awaykarma has two varieties which are the cause for cutting off the many chains produced by actions”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bijabhuta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bījabhūta (बीजभूत):—[=bīja-bhūta] [from bīja] mfn. being or forming the s°, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata]

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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 (even English!). 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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