Jnanasthapita, Jñānasthāpita, Jnana-sthapita: 1 definition


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

Jñānasthāpita (ज्ञानस्थापित) refers to “(that which is) founded on knowledge (of the Jain scriptures)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Speech which is based on truth, freed from all [worldly] concern [and] supported by knowledge of the [Jain] scriptures [com.śruta-jñānasthāpita—‘founded on knowledge of the Jain scriptures’], is to be considered to produce good influx of karma. Speech that is untrue [and] harsh, that is the abode of censure [and] gives instruction about the wrong path, is to be considered to produce bad influx of karma”.

Synonyms: Jñānāvalambita.

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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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