Samyakshraddhana, Samyanc-shraddhana, Samyakśraddhāna: 3 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Samyakśraddhāna can be transliterated into English as Samyaksraddhana or Samyakshraddhana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Samyakshraddhana in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Saṃyakśraddhāna (संयक्श्रद्धान) (or Saṃyakśraddhā, Śraddhāna) is another name for Saṃyagdarśana (“right-belief”), as mentioned in chapter 1.3 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as mentioned in Ṛṣabha’s sermon:—“[...] mokṣa is attained by those who practice unceasingly the brilliant triad of knowledge, faith, and conduct. Attachment to the principles told by the scriptures is called ‘right-belief’ (saṃyakśraddhāna or saṃyagdarśana), and is produced by intuition or instruction of a Guru. [...] The right-belief lasting for an antarmuhūrta which creatures in the four conditions of existence attain, having destroyed wrong-belief by anivṛttikaraṇa, the division being made, that is called innate right-belief. But the right-belief of creatures here capable of emancipation which is dependent on the teaching of Gurus, that is said to originate in external instruction”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samyakshraddhana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Samyakśraddhāna (सम्यक्श्रद्धान):—[=samyak-śraddhāna] [from samyak > samy-añc] n. (with Jainas) r° belief, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

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Samyakshraddhana in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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