Pratishthapanasamiti, Pratiṣṭhāpanasamiti, Pratishthapana-samiti: 1 definition



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The Sanskrit term Pratiṣṭhāpanasamiti can be transliterated into English as Pratisthapanasamiti or Pratishthapanasamiti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Pratiṣṭhāpanasamiti (प्रतिष्ठापनसमिति) or simply Pratiṣṭhāpana (also known as Utsargasamiti) refers to “(the care) in regard to sanitation”, and represents one of the five Samiti (“five kinds of carefulness”), according to chapter 1.1 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, in the sermon of Sūri Dharmaghoṣa:—“[...] the gift of supporting dharma (dharmopagrahadāna) is five-fold: purity of giver, receiver, gift, time, and thought. [... ] That gift would have purity of receiver, whose receiver is such a man [who] observes the five kinds of carefulness (samiti) [viz., pratiṣṭhāpanasamiti], [...]”.

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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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