Nokashaya, Nokaṣāya: 1 definition
Nokashaya 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 Nokaṣāya can be transliterated into English as Nokasaya or Nokashaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas
Nokaṣāya (नोकषाय) is another name for Akaṣāya, or “quasi passions”, which represents one of the two main divisions 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).
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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Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 2.50 - Neuter-sex (napuṃsaka) < [Chapter 2 - Category of the Living]
Verse 2.52 - The three sexes (signs–veda) < [Chapter 2 - Category of the Living]
Verse 10.1 - Attainment of omniscience (kevalajñāna) < [Chapter 10 - Liberation]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Appendix 1.2: types of karma < [Appendices]
Appendix 1.3: The Fourteen Guṇasthānas < [Appendices]
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Chapter V.c - Prabhācandra’s refutation of Bauddha and Sāṃkhya view of Karman < [Chapter V - Bondage and Liberation]