Nokashaya, Nokaṣāya: 1 definition

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The Sanskrit term Nokaṣāya can be transliterated into English as Nokasaya or Nokashaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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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).

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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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