Dravyahimsa, aka: Dravyahiṃsā, Dravya-himsa; 1 Definition(s)

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General definition (in Jainism)

[Dravyahimsa in Jainism glossaries]

Dravyahiṃsā (द्रव्यहिंसा) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.13.—What is meant by physical violence (dravyahiṃsā)? The actual injury caused to one of the life vitalities of others is called physical violence.

(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows
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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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