Lokasamsthana, Lokasaṃsthāna, Loka-samsthana: 1 definition

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Lokasamsthana 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.

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General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Lokasaṃsthāna (लोकसंस्थान) refers to the “structure of the universe”, according to Pūjyapāda’s Sarvārthasiddhi.—Accordingly, “The structure of the universe (lokasaṃsthānalokasaṃsthānādividhiḥ) has been described already. The universe is in the midst of non-universe space which is endless. The contemplation of the nature of the universe develops true knowledge”.

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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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