Dharmapariksha, Dharmaparīkṣā, Dharma-pariksha: 3 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Dharmaparīkṣā can be transliterated into English as Dharmapariksa or Dharmapariksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Dharmaparīkṣā (धर्मपरीक्षा) refers to “examination of the doctrine”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Those who have adopted a heterodox doctrine, lacking in [knowledge of the highest] reality, proclaim various doctrines. They are not aware of the reality of things because they are not competent to examine that [doctrine] [com.—they are unable to examine the doctrine (dharmaparīkṣāsamarthāḥ)] . The doctrine is said to be forbearance, humility, purity, straightforwardness, truth and restraint, celibacy, asceticism, renunciation and non-possession”.
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dharmaparīkṣā (धर्मपरीक्षा):—[=dharma-parīkṣā] [from dharma > dhara] f. ‘inquiry into the l°’, Name of [work]
[Sanskrit to German]
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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