Mithyopadesha, Mithyopadeśa, Mithya-upadesha: 1 definition


Mithyopadesha 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.

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

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.

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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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