Napumsakaveda, Napuṃsakaveda, Napumsaka-veda: 3 definitions

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Napumsakaveda 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.

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General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Napumsakaveda in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Napuṃsakaveda (नपुंसकवेद) refers to “androgyne sex urge” and represents a subclass of the interal (abhyantara) division of parigraha (attachment) and is related to the Aparigraha-vrata (vow of non-attachment). Amṛtacandra (in his Puruṣārthasiddhyupāya 116), Somadeva, and Āśādhara among the Digambaras and Siddhasena Gaṇin (in his commentary on the Tattvārtha-sūtra 7.24) among the Śvetāmbaras mention fourteen varieties  of abhyantara-parigraha (for example, napuṃsaka-veda).

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas

Napuṃsakaveda (नपुंसकवेद) refers to “hankering after neutral gender” and represents one of the nine types of the Akaṣāya (“quasi passions”) classification of of  Cāritramohanīya “conduct deluding (karmas)” according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8. Cāritramohanīya refers to one of the two main classifications of Mohanīya, or “deluding (karmas)”, which represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha). What is meant by hankering after neutral gender (napuṃsakaveda) karma? The karmas rise of which cause feeling being with both men and women are called hankering after neutral gender karmas. 

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Napumsakaveda in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Napuṃsakavēda (ನಪುಂಸಕವೇದ):—[noun] (jain.) the state, before manifesting with attributes, of a soul, in which it is influenced by bisexual desire.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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