Despise: 1 definition
Despise means something in Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I
Despise refers to one of the “thirteen difficulties”, according to the “Teraha kāṭhīyā-svādhyāya” by Jinaharṣa (dealing with the Ethics section of Jain Canonical literature), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The exposition of the ‘thirteen difficulties’ [e.g., despise (avajñā)] against which one should fight as they are hindrances to proper religious practice is a widespread topic in Jain literature in Gujarati.
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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Narayaniya (Narayaneeyam) (by Vishwa Adluri)
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Heimskringla (by Snorri Sturlson)
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Part 56 - Of Guthorm Gunhildson < [Chapter IX - Saga Of Harald Hardrade]
Part 55 - Fin Arnason's Expedition Out Of The Country < [Chapter IX - Saga Of Harald Hardrade]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 4.137 < [Section XIV - Other Duties]
Verse 11.189 < [Section XX - Expiation for associating with Outcasts]
Verse 4.135 < [Section XIV - Other Duties]
The Garuda Purana (abridged) (by Ernest Wood)