Caturasrasusamsthana, Caturasrasusaṃsthana, Caturasra-susamsthana: 1 definition

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Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturasrasusamsthana.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Caturasrasusaṃsthana (चतुरस्रसुसंस्थन) is another name for Caturasra, referring to “symmetrical bodies” and represents the first spoke (i.e., of the twelve-spoked wheel of time), according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.—(cf. Samavāyāṅgasūtra 155, p. 150. Sthānāṅgasūtra 495, pp. 357-8.)

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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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