Kankshaticara, Kāṅkṣāticāra, Kanksha-aticara: 1 definition

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Kankshaticara 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 Kāṅkṣāticāra can be transliterated into English as Kanksaticara or Kankshaticara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Kankshatichara.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Kāṅkṣāticāra (काङ्क्षातिचार) refers to the “transgression of the ‘desire in worldly pleasures’” according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.23.—What is meant by transgression of the ‘desire in worldly pleasures’ (kāṅkṣā-aticāra)? It is to develop a desire for the pleasures of this and future lives.

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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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