Himsadana, aka: Hiṃsādāna, Himsa-dana; 1 Definition(s)

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General definition (in Jainism)

[Himsadana in Jainism glossaries]

Hiṃsādāna (हिंसादान) refers to the “giving of implements of violence” and represents one of the five anarthadaṇḍa-virati (vow for abstaining from purposeless sin) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.21.—What is meant by giving of implements of violence (hiṃsādāna)? To give poisonous gases, arms and other implements of violence is called giving implements of violence.

(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows
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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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