Pratisevana, aka: Pratisevanā; 1 Definition(s)


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Pratisevanā (प्रतिसेवना, “transmigression”).—One of the seven sub categories of ascetics (nirgrantha-muni);—What are the peculiarities amongst different kind of ascetics with reference to ‘transmigression’ (pratisevanā)?

The husk (pulāka) ascetics can, under the severe influence of others, commit flaws in the practice of five major vows and eating at night.

The tainted (bakuśa) ascetics are of two types namely implements-spotted and body-spotted. The implement-spotted tend to develop infatuation with their implements like whisk or water pot and indulge in making them more attractive and beautiful. The body-spotted develop infatuation with their body and indulge in beautifying the same.

The pratisevana-kuśīla ascetics tend to develop flaws in their secondary vows.

The kasṣāya-kuśīla, unbound (nirgrantha) and successful (snātaka) ascetics do not have transmigression.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 9: Influx of karmas
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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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