Samyakshruta, Samyakśruta, Samyak-shruta: 1 definition



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The Sanskrit term Samyakśruta can be transliterated into English as Samyaksruta or Samyakshruta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Samyakśruta (सम्यक्श्रुत) in Sanskrit (Sammasuya in Prakrit) refers to “right scriptural knowledge” and represents an example of Śrutajñāna (Suyanāṇa) or “scriptural knowledge” (knowledge from what is heard) which represents one of the five types of knowledge, as explained in the Nandīsūtra.—Examples of Samyakśruta are (1) “the basket of the chief disciples which has 12 Aṅgas” (duvālas’-aṅga gaṇi-piḍaga). This means the 11 Aṅgas that form the Śvetāmbara canon. (2) some of the designations refer to areas of knowledge rather than to specific texts.

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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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