Pudgala Dravya: 1 definition


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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Atma Dharma: Principles of Jainism

Matter Substance; That which possesses touch, taste, smell (odour) and colour as its (basic, specific) attributes is called matter substance (pudgala dravya).

How many types of matter substance are there?

Matter substance is of two types:-

  1. Atom (Parmanu)
  2. Molecule (Skandha).
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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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