Dhiguna, Dhīguṇa, Dhi-guna: 2 definitions


Dhiguna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Dhīguṇa (धीगुण) refers to the “intellectual qualities”. Cf. Hemacandra’s Dvyāśraya Kāvya 1.182 and commentary thereon. The eight qualities are somewhat differently enumerated in the Ratna commentary on the Pāśupata work Gaṇakārikā, and collectively known as Vāsa in the Pāśupata system.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Dhīguṇa (धीगुण) refers to a set of eight qualities.—The 8 dhīguṇas are named in the Yogaśāstra, com. p. 53a (Bhavnagar ed.).—

  1. śuśrūṣā (the desire to hear);
  2. śravaṇa (hearing);
  3. grahaṇa (grasping the meaning of the Śāstras);
  4. dhāraṇa (remembering);
  5. ūha (reasoning and doubts about meaning);
  6. apoha (resolution of doubts);
  7. arthavijñāna (ascertainment of definite meaning);
  8. tattvajñāna (conclusion as to what is the real essence).

An alternative explanation offered by the commentary for ūha and apoha is that ūha is general knowledge and apoha specialized knowledge”.

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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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