Kshamashramana, Kṣamāśramaṇa: 2 definitions


Kshamashramana means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Kṣamāśramaṇa can be transliterated into English as Ksamasramana or Kshamashramana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: academia.edu: The epoch of the Mahavira-nirvana

Kalpasutra’s Sthaviravali gives the guruparampara of Devardhi Kshamashramana who lived around 980-993 Mahavira nirvana era (209-196 BCE). The Jain council of Valabhi was held in 209 BCE under the leadership of Devardhi Kshamashramana and Jain philosophy and Siddhanta was written down in numerous treatises. In all probability, Bhadrabahu III was the author of Sthaviravali.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣamāśramaṇa (क्षमाश्रमण):—[=kṣamā-śramaṇa] [from kṣamā > kṣam] m. a Jaina ascetic, [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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