Kshetravriddhi, Kṣetravṛddhi, Kshetra-vriddhi: 1 definition



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The Sanskrit term Kṣetravṛddhi can be transliterated into English as Ksetravrddhi or Kshetravriddhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Kṣetravṛddhi (क्षेत्रवृद्धि) refers to “enlarging the boundaries in the accepted directions”, representing one of the five transgressions (aticara) of the “vow of directional limits” (digvirati): one of the seven supplementary vows (śīlavrata), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 28.—What is meant by enlarging the boundaries in accepted directions (kṣetra-vṛddhi)? To increase the limits of movement in different directions under the influence of greed is called enlarging the boundaries in accepted directions.

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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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