Papopadesha, Pāpopadeśa, Papa-upadesha: 1 definition



Papopadesha 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 Pāpopadeśa can be transliterated into English as Papopadesa or Papopadesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Pāpopadeśa (पापोपदेश) refers to the “preaching of sin” and represents one of the five anarthadaṇḍa-virati (vow for abstaining from purposeless sin) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.21.—What is meant by preaching of sin (pāpopadeśa)? To advice and guide others for sinful activities is preaching of sin.

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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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