Ekakitva, Ekākitva, Ekakin-tva: 1 definition

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Ekakitva 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: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Ekākitva (एकाकित्व) refers to “one who is in solitariness”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “[com.—next he says that one is in solitariness (ekākitve) through the whole of life (janma)]—When I, for whom confusion has gone, am the one who has attained solitariness (ekākitva), then certainly the bondage of life is destroyed merely of its own accord”.

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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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