Dravya-shravaka, aka: Dravya-śrāvaka, Dravya-sravaka; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Dravya-śrāvaka can be transliterated into English as Dravya-sravaka or Dravya-shravaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[Dravya-shravaka in Jainism glossaries]

Dravyaśrāvaka (द्रव्यश्रावक) refers to one of the four categories of a śrāvaka (layman), according to Dharma-ratna-prakaraṇa by Śānti Sūri. Dravya-śrāvaka refers to one who carries out the rites obligatory for a Jaina but who is empty of spirituality. The śrāvaka is one who listens (śṛṇoti), or one who has recourse to faith (śraddhālutāṃ śrāti), or one whose sins flow away from him (śravanti yasya pāpāni).

(Source): archive.org: Jaina Yoga
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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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