Dharmopadesha, aka: Dharmopadeśa, Dharma-upadesha; 3 Definition(s)

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Dharmopadesha means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Dharmopadeśa can be transliterated into English as Dharmopadesa or Dharmopadesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[Dharmopadesha in Jainism glossaries]

Dharmopadeśa (धर्मोपदेश, “preaching”).—One of the five types of self-study (svādhyāya);—What is meant by ‘preaching’ (dharmopadeśa)? To preach the Jain doctrine to remove the misconceptions concerning the metaphysical nature of reality, path of spiritual purification and to provide the knowledge of Jain doctrine is called preaching. It can also be said as narrating the religious principles and related stories.

(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 9: Influx of karmas
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

[Dharmopadesha in Marathi glossaries]

dharmōpadēśa (धर्मोपदेश).—m (S) Religious and moral instruction.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dharmōpadēśa (धर्मोपदेश).—m religious and moral instruction.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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