Pratirupakavyavahara, Pratirūpakavyavahāra, Pratirupaka-vyavahara: 1 definition


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

Pratirūpakavyavahāra (प्रतिरूपकव्यवहार) refers to “deceiving others with imitations” and represents one of the five transgressions (aticara) of the “minor vow of non-stealing” (acaurya-aṇuvrata) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 27.—What is meant by deceiving others with imitations (pratirūpaka-vyavahāra)? To sell mixed goods (mixing cheap goods with expensive ones like artificial or stained diamonds with real and clear diamonds) as expensive goods is deceiving others with imitation goods.

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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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