Mamatvarahita, Mamatva-rahita: 1 definition

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

Mamatvarahita (ममत्वरहित) refers to the “absence of self-interest”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Yogis continually drive away desire and dislike through equanimity or through the state of non-attachment [com.—through absence of self-interest (mamatvarahitena)], and they drive away wrong faith through the application of right faith. Those who know the self certainly destroy mental darkness, which is produced by the great quantity of ignorance [and] is a barrier to reality, with the sunbeams of knowledge”.

Synonyms: Nirmamatva.

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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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