Phalabhoktri, Phala-bhoktri, Phalabhoktṛ: 1 definition

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Phalabhoktri 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 Phalabhoktṛ can be transliterated into English as Phalabhoktr or Phalabhoktri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Phalabhoktṛ (फलभोक्तृ) refers to “experiencing the results” (of one’s own actions), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fools mourn for relations experiencing the results of their own actions [com.nijaśubhāśubhakarma-phalabhoktṛ—‘the experiencer of the results of their own good and bad actions’] [but] because of the confusion of [their] intelligence [they do] not [mourn for] themselves situated in Yama’s fangs. In this forest that is the cycle of rebirth dwelt in by Yama the serpent-king, the men of olden times, who were eternal previously, have come to an end”.

Synonyms: Phalabhogin.

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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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