Mithyopadesha, aka: Mithyopadeśa, Mithya-upadesha; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Mithyopadeśa can be transliterated into English as Mithyopadesa or Mithyopadesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Mithyopadeśa (मिथ्योपदेश) refers to “perverted teachings” and represents one of the five transgressions (aticara) of the “minor vow of truthfulness” (satya-aṇuvrata) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.26.—What is meant by perverted teachings? To misguide (wrong advice or teaching) others who are progressing on the path of salvation or prosperity is called perverted teaching.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows
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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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