Murtika, aka: Mūrtika; 1 Definition(s)


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Mūrtika (मूर्तिक, “concrete”) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 5.5.—Matter (pudgala) is with form (mūrtika or rūpī). What is the meaning of concrete (mūrtika)? An entity which has form is called mūrtika. Alternatively an entity is called mūrtika when it has an aggregate of touch, taste, smell and colour.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 5: The category of the non-living
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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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