Parishaha, aka: Parīṣaha; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Parīṣaha can be transliterated into English as Parisaha or Parishaha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Parīṣaha (परीषह) refers to a “series of trials hard to endure” according to the Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra 10.1 (Incarnation as Nandana).

The 22 parīṣaha are:

  1. kṣudhā (hunger);
  2. tṛṣa (thirst);
  3. śīta (cold);
  4. uṣṇa (heat);
  5. daṃśa (stinging insects);
  6. acelaka (nudity);
  7. arati (discontent);
  8. strī (women);
  9. caryā (wandering);
  10. naiṣedhikī (place for meditation: must sit alone in deserted place);
  11. śayyā (lodging);
  12. ākrośa (abuse);
  13. vadha (injury);
  14. yācanā (begging);
  15. alabhā (failure in begging);
  16. roga (illness);
  17. tṛṇasparśa (injury from thorns, etc.);
  18. mala (personal uncleanliness);
  19. satkāra (kind treatment; should not be influenced by it);
  20. prajñā (knowledge, obscure);
  21. ajnāna (ignorance);
  22. samyaktva (right-belief-doubt).
Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra Vol-i
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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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