Sadharmavisamvada, Sadharmāvisaṃvāda, Sadharma-avisamvada: 1 definition



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

Sadharmāvisaṃvāda (सधर्माविसंवाद) refers to “not quarreling with fellow ascetics” and forms part of the contemplations of the vow of non-stealing (asteyavrata) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.6.—What is meant by not quarreling with fellow ascetics (sadharma-avisaṃvāda)? It means not to argue with fellow monks for articles of common use, like ‘it is mine, it is yours, etc’.

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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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