Kushila, aka: Kuśīla, Ku-shila; 3 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Kuśīla can be transliterated into English as Kusila or Kushila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Kuśīla (कुशील, “imperfect”).—One of the five types of ascetics (nirgrantha-muni);—What is meant by kuśīla (‘the imperfect or with unwholesome disposition’)? They are of two types namely:

  1. pratisevana-kuśīla,
  2. kaṣāya-kuśīla.
Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 9: Influx of karmas
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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-English dictionary

Kuśīla (कुशील).—a. rude, wicked, unmannerly, ill tempered, of bad character; कुतो गम्यमगम्यं वा कुशीलोन्मादिनः प्रभोः (kuto gamyamagamyaṃ vā kuśīlonmādinaḥ prabhoḥ) Ks.32.152.

Kuśīla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ku and śīla (शील).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuśīla (कुशील).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) 1. Ill-behaved, rude, wicked. 2. Evil disposed, ill-tempered. E. ku and śīla temper, conduct.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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