Jnanatishaya, Jñānātiśaya, Jnana-atishaya: 1 definition


Jnanatishaya 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.

The Sanskrit term Jñānātiśaya can be transliterated into English as Jnanatisaya or Jnanatishaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

Jain philosophy

Source: archive.org: Anekanta Jaya Pataka of Haribhadra Suri

Jñānātiśaya (ज्ञानातिशय) refers to one of the four Mūlātiśayas or “fundamental excellences” of Mahāvīra, as used in the Anekāntajayapatākā-prakaraṇa, a Śvetāmbara Jain philosophical work written by Haribhadra Sūri.—[Cf. Vol. I, P. 1, ll 10-11.]—The first four adjectives in this verse viz. (1) vinirjitarāga, (2) sarvajña, (3) tridaśanāthakṛtapūja and (4) sadbhūtavastuvādī resepctively connote four mūlātiśayas (fundamental excellences) of Mahāvīra. The four mūlātiśayas are: (1) apāyāpagamātiśaya; (2) jñānātiśaya (3) pūjātiśaya; (4) vacanātiśaya also known as vāgatiśaya.—For details see “The Jaina Religion and Literature (Vol II., ch. XIV)”.

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