Jnanapravada, Jnana-pravada, Jñānapravāda: 4 definitions
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General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra
Jñānapravāda (ज्ञानप्रवाद) refers to a sub-division of pūrvagata, one of the five parts of Dṛṣṭivāda: one of the twelve limbs of the internal-corpus (aṅga-praviṣṭa). The Aṅgapraviṣṭa refers to one of the two types of scriptural knowledge (śruta), which refers to one of the five types of knowledge (jñāna).
according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 1.20, “scriptural knowledge (śruta) preceded by sensory knowledge (mati) is of two, or of twelve (e.g., dṛṣṭivāda) or of many kinds”. Dṛṣṭivāda is of five kinds (e.g., pūrvagata). Pūrvagata is again of fourteen sub-divisions (e.g., jñāna-pravāda).
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Jñānapravāda (ज्ञानप्रवाद):—[=jñāna-pravāda] [from jñāna > jñā] m. ‘lecture on knowledge’, Name of one of the 14 Pūrvas (or lost Jaina canon).
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 5: Founding of Mahāvīra’s congregation and gaṇas < [Chapter V - Mahāvīra’s omniscience and the originating of the fourfold congregation]
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Chapter I.e - Religious and philosophical literature of the Jainas < [Chapter I - Introduction]
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)