Samsarabhavana, Saṃsārabhāvanā, Samsara-bhavana: 1 definition


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Source: Anekanta Jaya Pataka of Haribhadra Suri

Saṃsārabhāvanā (संसारभावना) refers to one of the twelve reflections (bhāvanā), as mentioned in the Anekāntajayapatākā-prakaraṇa, a Śvetāmbara Jain philosophical work written by Haribhadra Sūri.—[Cf. Vol. II, P. 223, ll. 22-25]—Saṃsārabhāvanā refers to the reflection that—The mundane soul is ever wandering in this world, and it is subject to the cycle of various existences, full of miseries and sufferings So it can attain true and perfect happiness when it is out of it.

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