Moral virtue: 1 definition
Moral virtue 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
Moral virtue (in Sanskrit: śīla) means “refusing the temptations of sense-objects”, according to the Śīlakulaka (dealing with the Ethics section of Jain Canonical literature).—The concept of sīla ‘moral virtue’ means refusing the pangs of love, the temptations of sense-objects, etc. It is a very wide notion. Its effects can be counteracted by patience, study, appropriate company, etc. The recipient of the manuscript [of the Śīlakulaka] is a lady, whose name is not clear.
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 (+4): Anunapunya, Anunapunye, Olmanasike, Gunadhye, Gunavamte, Punyakari, Sadhvi, Avadata, Shila, Bhadraka, Vishuddha, Parisuddha, Dharmi, Nerpu, Shilakulaka, Sattvika, Neppu, Pavitra, Pavana, Ruju.
Search found 33 books and stories containing Moral virtue; (plurals include: Moral virtues). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 11 - The Buddha’s Discourse on Morality (sīla) < [Chapter 40 - The Buddha Declared the Seven Factors of Non-Decline for Rulers]
Notes (b): Why is it Called Morality? < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]
Part 6e - Reflective Knowledge (Paccavekkhana Ñāṇa) < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 9.36 - The four kinds of virtuous meditation (dharmya-dhyāna) < [Chapter 9 - Stoppage and Shedding of Karmas]
Verse 9.3 - Religious austerity is the cause of both stoppage and dissociation < [Chapter 9 - Stoppage and Shedding of Karmas]
Verse 9.7 - Deep reflections (anuprekṣā) < [Chapter 9 - Stoppage and Shedding of Karmas]
Prayer < [April – June, 1998]
Romanticism and Classicism in Hindu Mythology < [April – June, 2003]
Remembering Francis Bacon < [January – March, 2004]
The Jhanas (by Henepola Gunaratana Mahāthera)
Jhāna and the Arahant < [Chapter 5 - Jhāna and the Noble Disciples]
Anapana Sati (by Ven. Mahathera Nauyane Ariyadhamma)
Dhammapada (Illustrated) (by Ven. Weagoda Sarada Maha Thero)
Verse 246-248 - The Story of Five Hundred Lay Disciples < [Chapter 18 - Mala Vagga (Impurities)]