Pracalapracala, Pracalāpracalā, Pracala-pracala: 1 definition


Pracalapracala 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Prachalaprachala.

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General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas

Pracalāpracalā (प्रचलाप्रचला) refers to “heavy drowsiness” one of the eight divisions of Darśanāvaraṇa, or “perception obscuring (karmas)”, which represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8.—What is meant by heavy drowsiness karmas (pracalāpracalā)? The karmas the rise of which cause movement of head, body etc and discharge of saliva from the mouth while drowsy (i.e. sleeping even in sitting posture) are called heavy drowsiness inducing karmas. Pracalāpracalā is also known as Pracalāpracalādarśanāvaraṇa or Pracalāpracalādarśanāvaraṇīya.

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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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