Purushaveda, Puruṣaveda, Purusha-veda: 3 definitions


Purushaveda 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 Puruṣaveda can be transliterated into English as Purusaveda or Purushaveda, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Puruṣaveda (पुरुषवेद) or Puṃveda refers to “male sex urge” and represents a subclass of the interal (abhyantara) division of parigraha (attachment) and is related to the Aparigraha-vrata (vow of non-attachment). Amṛtacandra (in his Puruṣārthasiddhyupāya 116), Somadeva, and Āśādhara among the Digambaras and Siddhasena Gaṇin (in his commentary on the Tattvārtha-sūtra 7.24) among the Śvetāmbaras mention fourteen varieties  of abhyantara-parigraha (for example, puruṣa-veda).

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 6: Influx of karmas

Purūṣaveda (पुरूषवेद).—What is the cause of ‘male gender feeling /inclinations’ (purūṣa-veda) karmas? Slight anger, mildness, contentment with one’s wife etc cause the influx of male gender inclinations 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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Purushaveda in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Puruṣavēda (ಪುರುಷವೇದ):—[noun] (jain.) the karma, that makes an individual male soul to have a strong longing for the union with a woman.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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