Devata-mudhata, aka: Devatā-mūḍhata; 1 Definition(s)

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[Devata-mudhata in Jainism glossaries]

Devatā-mūḍhata (देवता-मूढत) refers to one of the three divisions of mūḍhatā or “foolish ideas”, relating to the divinity, to the teacher and to worldly life.—Devatā-mūḍhata is a misconception of the nature of thedivinity, says Samantabhadra, in his Ratna-Karaṇḍa-śrāvakācāra (with commentary of Prabhācandra), to worship devas stained with passion and hate in order to obtain a boon. Hemacandra, in his Yogaśāstra (v2.6) characterizes the ku-devas or a-devas as addicted to women (symbolizing rāga), weapons (symbolizing dveṣa), and rosaries (symbolizing moha), and accustomed to inflict punishments or grant boons. All these attributes are inappropriate to the Jina who is devoid of passion, hate, and delusion. The deities that take pleasure in dancing, music, and theatrical performances cannot offer their votaries any lasting good. In this connexion Hemacandra delivers a long attack on Hindu religion condemning particularly the worship of the sacred cow.

(Source): archive.org: Jaina Yoga
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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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