Kevalajnanavaraniya, Kevalajñānāvaraṇīya, Kevala-jnanavaraniya: 1 definition

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

Kevalajñānāvaraṇīya (केवलज्ञानावरणीय) 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.

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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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