Distraction: 1 definition
Distraction means something in 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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I
Distraction (of mind) refers to one of the “thirteen difficulties”, according to the “Teraha kāṭhīyā-svādhyāya” by Jinaharṣa (dealing with the Ethics section of Jain Canonical literature), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The exposition of the ‘thirteen difficulties’ [e.g., distraction of mind (viṣe, vakkheva, vyākṣepa)] against which one should fight as they are hindrances to proper religious practice is a widespread topic in Jain literature in Gujarati.
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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Full-text (+112): Vikshepa, Cittavaikalya, Vyakshepa, Moha, Cittavikshepa, Cittavibhrama, Vaicitya, Vaimanasya, Sthulavikshepa, Odhatana, Gadabada, Vaiyagra, Tredha, Gadabadanem, Vikshobha, Uddhacca, Tanatana, Layana, Mohana, Sukshmavikshepa.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Definition of distraction (vikṣepa) < [Part 5 - The virtue of meditation]
Definition of dhyāna and the virtue of meditation (dhyānapāramitā) < [Part 5 - The virtue of meditation]
Story of the punishment of a bhikṣu who confused dhyāna and fruits of the Path < [Part 5 - The virtue of meditation]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2.222 < [Section XXX - Rules to be observed by the Religious Student]
Verse 8.163 < [Section XXIX - Contracts, when invalid]
Verse 2.104 < [Section XIX - Twilight Prayers]
The Jhanas (by Henepola Gunaratana Mahāthera)
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)
Text Section 214 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
Text Sections 107-112 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
Text Sections 122-123 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
Yoga-sutras (Ancient and Modern Interpretations) (by Makarand Gopal Newalkar)
Sūtra 1.30-32 [Cittavikṣepa—Obstacles on the path of Yoga] < [Book I - Samādhi-pāda]
Sūtra 3.3 < [Book III - Vibhūti-pāda]
Sūtra 2.55 < [Book II - Sādhana-pāda]
Dhyana in the Buddhist Literature (by Truong Thi Thuy La)
4.3 (b): The Concentration Technique on the Breath < [Chapter 4 - The Practice of Dhyāna]
2.2: (1a) The Concept of Samatha-bhāvanā < [Chapter 2 - The Dhyāna as depicted in Hinayāna Literature]
4.2 (c): Choosing a Suitable Dwelling < [Chapter 4 - The Practice of Dhyāna]