Pratyekasharira, aka: Pratyekaśarīra, Pratyeka-sharira; 1 Definition(s)
Pratyekasharira 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 Pratyekaśarīra can be transliterated into English as Pratyekasarira or Pratyekasharira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Jainism)
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
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.
Search found 1 books and stories containing Pratyekasharira, Pratyekaśarīra, Pratyeka-sharira, Pratyeka-śarīra, Pratyekasarira, Pratyeka-sarira; (plurals include: Pratyekashariras, Pratyekaśarīras, shariras, śarīras, Pratyekasariras, sariras). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles: