Kushruta, Kuśruta: 1 definition


Kushruta 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 Kuśruta can be transliterated into English as Kusruta or Kushruta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1

Kuśruta (कुश्रुत).—What is false scriptural knowledge called? It is called kuśruta or erroneous scriptural knowledge. according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 1.31, “Sensory knowledge, scriptural knowledge and clairvoyance may also be erroneous knowledge”.

What is kuśruta knowledge? Texts which encourage violence or describe the basic elements wrongly are called kuśruta.

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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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