Greediness: 1 definition
Greediness 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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I
Greediness refers to one of the “thirteen difficulties”, according to the “Teraha kāṭhīyā-svādhyāya” by Jinaharṣa (dealing with the Ethics section of Jain Canonical literature), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The exposition of the ‘thirteen difficulties’ [e.g., greediness (lobha or kiviṇāya)] against which one should fight as they are hindrances to proper religious practice is a widespread topic in Jain literature in Gujarati.
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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Full-text (+86): Laulya, Garddhya, Atilobhata, Jihvalaulya, Atilobha, Gridhya, Gardha, Dhanalobha, Lubdhata, Lampatatva, Labhalipsa, Lobhakrishta, Lubbhana, Atilaulya, Pralobha, Gridhnuta, Matsara, Gardhra, Lolata, Lobha.
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 7.49 < [Section IV - Duties of the King]
Verse 3.213 < [Section XIV - Method of Feeding]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 42: Kapota-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
Jataka 434: Cakkavāka-jātaka < [Volume 3]
Jataka 113: Sigāla-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter XV - On avarice < [Book V - Upasama khanda (upashama khanda)]
Chapter CXVI - Melting down of the mind < [Book VI - Nirvana prakarana part 1 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter XVII - On cupidity < [Book I - Vairagya khanda (vairagya khanda)]
Buddhistic Theory of Personality < [July – September, 1994]
Depletion of Parental Endearment in Eugene < [July – September, 2008]
Tibetan tales (derived from Indian sources) (by W. R. S. Ralston)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)