Pratyekasharira, aka: Pratyekaśarīra, Pratyeka-sharira; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Pratyekaśarīra can be transliterated into English as Pratyekasarira or Pratyekasharira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Pratyekaśarīra (प्रत्येकशरीर) or simply Pratyeka refers to the “individual body” and represents one of the various kinds of Nāma, or “physique-making (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 individual body (pratyeka-śarīra) body-making karma? The karmas rise of which causes each living being to have individual /personal body is called individual body-making karma. 

The opposite-pair of the pratyeka-śarīra (individual body) is the sādhāraṇa-śarīra (common body).

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage 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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