Dharmasvakhyatatattva, Dharmasvakhyata-tattva, Dharmasvākhyātatattva: 2 definitions


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Source: archive.org: Anekanta Jaya Pataka of Haribhadra Suri

Dharmasvākhyātatattva (धर्मस्वाख्याततत्त्व) refers to one of the twelve reflections (bhāvanā), as mentioned in the Anekāntajayapatākā-prakaraṇa, a Śvetāmbara Jain philosophical work written by Haribhadra Sūri.—[Cf. Vol. II, P. 223, ll. 22-25]—Dharmasvākhyātatattva-bhāvanā refers to the reflection that—The fundamental principles of religion as expounded by the Tīrthaṅkaras, the tenfold dharma of the Jaina clergy and the eleven pratimās of the laity should be reflected upon. In Uttara (X, 18) we have “uttamadhammasui hu dullahā”.

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Dharmasvākhyātatattva (धर्मस्वाख्याततत्त्व) refers to the “nature of true religion” and represents one of the twelve pure reflections (bhāvanā), according to the Praśamaratiprakaraṇa 149-50 (p. 93-4).—Accordingly, “(A monk) should reflect, upon transcient [sic] nature of the world, helplessness, loneliness, separateness of the self from non-self, impurity (of the body), cycle of births sand [sic] rebirths, inflow of Karmas and stoppage of inflow of Karmas; Shedding of stock of Karmas, constitution of the universe, nature of true religion (dharmasvākhyātatattvadharmasvākhyātatattvacintāḥ), difficulty in obtaining enlightenment, which are (called) twelve pure Bhāvanās (reflections)”.

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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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