Nirmayatva, Nirmāyatva, Nirmaya-tva: 1 definition

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

Nirmāyatva (निर्मायत्व) refers to “powerlessness”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Having driven away anything tormenting the mind, you must practise equanimity towards living beings, reflect upon the state of non-attachment [com.—nirmāyatva—‘powerlessness’] [and] resort to purification of the mind”.

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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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