Prashantyartha, Praśāntyartha, Prashanti-artha: 1 definition
Prashantyartha 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 Praśāntyartha can be transliterated into English as Prasantyartha or Prashantyartha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Jainism)
Praśāntyartha (प्रशान्त्यर्थ) refers to “that which is done for the sake of peace (of mind)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “When dwelling in a house, [a lifestyle] which is full of great misfortune [and] exceedingly despicable, victory over carelessness cannot be achieved even by the very wise. The unsteady mind cannot be subdued by householders. Therefore, the state of a householder is abandoned by wise men for peace of mind (citta-praśāntyartha)”.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Artha, Prashanti.
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