Kevalajnanavarana, Kevalajñānāvaraṇa, Kevala-jnanavarana: 1 definition
Kevalajnanavarana 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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas
Kevalajñānāvaraṇa (केवलज्ञानावरण) refers to “omniscient-knowledge-obscuring” and is another name for Kevala, or “omniscience” which represents one of the five divisions of Jñānāvaraṇa, or “knowledge 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.
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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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 8.6 - The five kinds of knowledge-obscuring karma (jñānāvaraṇa) < [Chapter 8 - Bondage of Karmas]
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)