Himsanandi, Hiṃsānandī, Himsa-anandi: 1 definition



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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 9: Influx of karmas

Hiṃsānandī (हिंसानन्दी, “violence enjoying”).—One of the four types of cruel-concentration (raudra-dhyāna);—What is meant by ‘violence enjoying’ (hiṃsānandī) concentration? Thinking of violence as a source of pleasure, to be engrossed in planning and organizing violence is called violence enjoying concentration.

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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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