Naradaputra, Nāradaputra, Narada-putra: 1 definition

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Source: archive.org: Bhagavati Sutra

Nāradaputra (नारदपुत्र) is the name of a disciple monk of Mahāvīra according to the Bhagavatīsūtra or Vyākhyāprajñapti book 5 chapter 8.—Accordingly, “[...] In that period, at that time, Śramaṇa Bhagavān Mahāvīra had a disciple named monk Nāradaputra who was gentle by nature, and so on. In that period, at that time, Śramaṇa Bhagavān Mahāvīra had another disciple named monk Nirgranthīputra who was gentle by nature, and so on. Once monk Nirgranthīputra came to monk Nāradaputra, and having come to him, he said as follows [...]”.

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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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