Drishtivada, Dṛṣṭivāda, Drishti-vada: 2 definitions

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Drishtivada means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Dṛṣṭivāda can be transliterated into English as Drstivada or Drishtivada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1

Dṛṣṭivāda (दृष्टिवाद) refers to one of the twelve limbs of the internal-corpus (aṅga-praviṣṭa). The Aṅgapraviṣṭa refers to one of the two types of scriptural knowledge (śruta), which refers to one of the five types of knowledge (jñāna). according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 1.20, “scriptural knowledge (śruta) preceded by sensory knowledge (mati) is of two, or of twelve (eg., dṛṣṭivāda) or of many kinds”.

How many parts are there of Dṛṣṭivāda? Five namely: Parikarma, Sūtra, Prathāmānuyoga, Pūrvagata and Cūlikā.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dṛṣṭivāda (दृष्टिवाद).—

1) a Buddhist canon dealing with discussion on other religious views; दृष्टिवादो द्वादशाङ्गी स्याद्गणिपिटकाह्वया । प्रतिकर्मसूत्रपूर्वानुयोगो पूर्व- गतचूलिकाः । पञ्च स्युर्द्दष्टिवादभेदाः पूर्वाणि चतुर्दशापि पूर्वगते (dṛṣṭivādo dvādaśāṅgī syādgaṇipiṭakāhvayā | pratikarmasūtrapūrvānuyogo pūrva- gatacūlikāḥ | pañca syurddaṣṭivādabhedāḥ pūrvāṇi caturdaśāpi pūrvagate) | Hem.

2) Name of the 12th Aṅga of the Jainas.

Derivable forms: dṛṣṭivādaḥ (दृष्टिवादः).

Dṛṣṭivāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dṛṣṭi and vāda (वाद).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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