Pudgalakshepa, Pudgalakṣepa, Pudgala-kshepa: 1 definition



Pudgalakshepa 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 Pudgalakṣepa can be transliterated into English as Pudgalaksepa or Pudgalakshepa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Pudgalakṣepa (पुद्गलक्षेप) refers to “throwing something there to perform certain activities”, representing one of the five transgressions (aticara) of the “vow of abstaining activity” (deśavirati): one of the seven supplementary vows (śīlavrata), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 31.—What is meant by expressing the intentions by indications like throwing something there to perform certain activities outside set zone (pudgala-kṣepa)? It means “to indicate to people in a place, outside the country of resolve set as a limit for movement, by indications like throwing pebbles or other material things to perform the intended activity”.

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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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