Mrityusampata, Mṛtyusaṃpāta, Mrityu-sampata: 1 definition


Mrityusampata 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 Mṛtyusaṃpāta can be transliterated into English as Mrtyusampata or Mrityusampata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Mṛtyusaṃpāta (मृत्युसंपात) refers to the “occurrence of death”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Why do the stupid, afflicted by the planet of [their] birth, not perceive the difference [between the body and the self] which is recognised everywhere in the occurrence of birth and death (mṛtyusaṃpātayaj janmamṛtyusaṃpāte). Therefore, what is the connection of the self to that body which is made by atoms which are material, insentient, different [and] independent?”.

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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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