Candraprajnapti, Candraprajñapti, Candra-prajnapti: 2 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chandraprajnapti.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1

Candraprajñapti (चन्द्रप्रज्ञप्ति) refers to a sub-division of parikarma, one of the five parts of Dṛṣṭivāda: one of the twelve limbs of the internal-corpus (aṅga-praviṣṭa). The Aṅgapraviṣṭa refers to one of the two types of scriptural knowledge (śruta), which refers to one of the five types of knowledge (jñāna).

according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 1.20, “scriptural knowledge (śruta) preceded by sensory knowledge (mati) is of two, or of twelve (eg., dṛṣṭivāda) or of many kinds”. Dṛṣṭivāda is of five kinds (eg., parikarma). Parikarma is again of five sub-divisions (eg., candra-prajñapti).

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Candraprajñapti (चन्द्रप्रज्ञप्ति).—f. Name of the sixth Upāṅga of the Jainas.

Derivable forms: candraprajñaptiḥ (चन्द्रप्रज्ञप्तिः).

Candraprajñapti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms candra and prajñapti (प्रज्ञप्ति).

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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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