Drumaka: 1 definition

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Drumaka 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.

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General definition (in Jainism)

Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra

Drumaka (द्रुमक).—A woodcutter of Rājagṛha, Drumaka, took initiation from Ārya Sudharmā. When Drumaka used to go seeking alms, people would make fun of him and say “Here comes the great renouncer, See what a great wealth he has sacrificed”. Drumaka was very unhappy with this behaviour of people and told this to Ārya Sudharmā.

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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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