Laziness: 1 definition
Laziness means something in Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I
Laziness refers to one of the “thirteen difficulties”, according to the “Teraha kāṭhīyā-svādhyāya” by Jinaharṣa (dealing with the Ethics section of Jain Canonical literature), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The exposition of the ‘thirteen difficulties’ [e.g., laziness (ālasa)] against which one should fight as they are hindrances to proper religious practice is a widespread topic in Jain literature in Gujarati.
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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Full-text (+105): Alasya, Niralasya, Susti, Anudyoga, Tandra, Alasa, Alasata, Kausidya, Aprayatna, Styanamiddha, Akausidya, Mandya, Alasiya, Kusitatta, Kusitata, Thinamiddha, Niralasa, Nestim, Tamdribhuta, Kusita.
Search found 111 books and stories containing Laziness; (plurals include: Lazinesses). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Bodhisattva quality 7: being without laziness < [Chapter X - The Qualities of the Bodhisattvas]
Part 3 - Progress in exertion < [Chapter XXVI - Exertion]
Section B.3 - Removing laziness-torpor < [Part 2 - Means of acquiring meditation]
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
Part 10b.4) The six perfections: Exertion < [B. the extensive explanation of arousing bodhicitta]
Part 2a.3 - Establishing it by abandoning the five obscurations < [B. The teaching of the three factors of immovable samadhis]
Part 1 - How those who wish to cross over from cyclic existence should think of impermanence < [D. The final summary]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 14.18 < [Chapter 14 - Guṇa-traya-vibhāga-yoga]
Verse 18.39 < [Chapter 18 - Mokṣa-yoga (the Yoga of Liberation)]
Verse 14.8 < [Chapter 14 - Guṇa-traya-vibhāga-yoga]