Dharmastikaya, Dharmāstikāya, Dharma-astikaya: 5 definitions
Dharmastikaya means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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: Atma Dharma: Principles of Jainism
Ether Substance; That which is a passive cause in the motion of self-moving jivas (embodied souls) and matter (atom or molecule) is called ether (dharma dravya). For example-Water is a passive cause in the motion of self-moving fish.
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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Dharmāstikāya (धर्मास्तिकाय).—(with Jainas) the category or predicament of virtue; cf. अस्तिकाय (astikāya).
Derivable forms: dharmāstikāyaḥ (धर्मास्तिकायः).
Dharmāstikāya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and astikāya (अस्तिकाय).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dharmāstikāya (धर्मास्तिकाय):—[from dharma > dhara] m. the category or predicament of virtue, [Jaina literature]
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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 (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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Ends with: Adharmastikaya.
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Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 10.8 - The end of the universe has no medium of motion (dharmāstikāya) < [Chapter 10 - Liberation]
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Part 1 - On astikāyas < [Chapter 10]
Part 4 - More on dharmāstikāya < [Chapter 10]
Part 3 - On the sky < [Chapter 10]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Chapter III.d - Division of jaina categories or substances < [Chapter III - Categories]