Paroparodhakarana, Paroparodhākaraṇa, Paroparodha-akarana: 1 definition



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

Paroparodhākaraṇa (परोपरोधाकरण) refers to “not obstructing access to others” and forms part of the contemplations of the vow of non-stealing (asteyavrata) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.6.—What is meant by not obstructing access to others (paroparodhākaraṇa)? It means not obstructing access to others to places where others are living. If someone causes hindrance, then it becomes the flaw of stealing as it means to develop a feeling of right on the place.

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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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