Samsaracarita, Saṃsāracarita, Samsara-carita: 1 definition
Samsaracarita 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Samsaracharita.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Saṃsāracarita (संसारचरित) (Cf. Viśvavṛtta) refers to the “behaviour of the cycle of rebirth”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fool, do you not perceive the transitory behaviour of the whole world [com.—saṃsāracarita—‘behaviour of the cycle of rebirth’] ? You must do what is proper to be done. You must not deceive yourself by amusing yourself with false knowledge”.
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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