Kshanikavada, Kṣaṇikavāda, Kshanika-vada: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Kshanikavada 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 Kṣaṇikavāda can be transliterated into English as Ksanikavada or Kshanikavada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Kṣaṇikavāda (क्षणिकवाद) refers to the “Buddhist doctrine”, as mentioned in chapter 1.1 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as Śatamati exposed the Kṣaṇikavāda to king Mahābala (i.e., previous incarnation of Ṛṣabha):—

“there is no other soul here than the momentary, deceptive knowledge of the sense-objects of the categories. The doctrine in regard to permanence in objects has as its source knowledge derived from memory. The unity of past and present moments is certainly not true”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kshanikavada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣaṇikavāda (क्षणिकवाद):—[=kṣaṇika-vāda] [from kṣaṇika > kṣaṇa] m. = kṣaṇa-bhaṅga-v (q.v.), [Bādarāyaṇa’s Brahma-sūtra ii, 1, 18 [Scholiast or Commentator]] ([varia lectio])

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Kshanikavada in German

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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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