Samvarabhavana, Samvarabhāvanā, Samvara-bhavana: 1 definition


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Source: Anekanta Jaya Pataka of Haribhadra Suri

Samvarabhāvanā (सम्वरभावना) 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]—Samvarabhāvanā refers to the reflection that—It is desirable to stop—counteract the influx of karmans so the corresponding means must be resorted to. Cf. Uttara (XXIII, 71)

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