Dharmyadhyana, aka: Dharmyadhyāna, Dharmya-dhyana; 1 Definition(s)


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[Dharmyadhyana in Jainism glossaries]

Dharmyadhyāna (धर्म्यध्यान).—One of the four types of ‘meditation’ (dhyāna);—Concentration on thoughts on the auspicious activities, or the right conduct, or the nature of the omniscient lord etc is called ‘virtuous-meditation’ (dharmya-dhyāna).

It is of four types, namely:

  1. concentrating on objects of revelation (ājñāvicaya),
  2. concentrating on objects of misfortune / calamity (apāyavicaya);
  3. concentrating on fruition of karmas (vipākavicaya);
  4. concentrating on structure of the universe (saṃsthānavicaya).
(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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