Samvritavivrita, Saṃvṛtavivṛta, Samvrita-vivrita: 1 definition

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Samvritavivrita 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 Saṃvṛtavivṛta can be transliterated into English as Samvrtavivrta or Samvritavivrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living

Saṃvṛtavivṛta (संवृतविवृत, “covered-uncovered”) refers to a category of yoni (nuclei), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 2.32.—The place of birth of a living being is called nucleus (nuclei is the plural). The nucleus is like a container. There are nine nuclei (yoni), eg., saṃvṛtavivṛta.

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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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