Drigdosha, Drish-dosha, Dṛgdoṣa: 1 definition


Drigdosha 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.

The Sanskrit term Dṛgdoṣa can be transliterated into English as Drgdosa or Drigdosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Dṛgdoṣa (दृग्दोष).—The twenty-five blemishes (dṛg-doṣas) generally held to be the eight madas, the three mūḍhatās, the six anāyatanas, and the eight doṣas. These blemishes are carried to a higher total in someworks such as the Ratnasāra, which adds to the above list the seven bhayas or types of fear, the five aticāras, and the seven vicesor vyasanas.

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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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