Kevaladarshana, Kevaladarśana, Kevala-darshana: 1 definition

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Kevaladarshana 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 Kevaladarśana can be transliterated into English as Kevaladarsana or Kevaladarshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas

Kevaladarśana (केवलदर्शन) refers to “perfect perception” and represents one of the eight divisions of Darśanāvaraṇa, or “perception obscuring (karmas)”, which represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8.—What is meant by obscuring perfect perception (kevala-darśana-āvaraṇa)? Not letting the perfect perception which occurs simultaneously with perfect knowledge is obscuring perfect perception. Kevaladarśana is also known as Kevaladarśanāvaraṇa or Kevaladarśanāvaraṇīya.

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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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