Sarvadehin, Sarva-dehi, Sarvadehī, Sarvadehi, Sarva-dehin: 3 definitions

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Sarvadehin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sarvadehin in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sarvadehin (सर्वदेहिन्) refers to “all embodied beings”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly: “[...] In this way, all embodied beings (sarvadehin) will be destroyed up to the Great Age. When the end of the merger of Brahmā, Upendra, and Mahendra comes about, the Siddhas born of the Śrīkula will assume the nature of pure consciousness. Most excellent in every respect, (these Siddhas) will not be destroyed when the time comes of universal destruction. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

[«previous next»] — Sarvadehin in Arts glossary
Source: archive.org: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Sarvadehin (सर्वदेहिन्) refers to “all sorts of creatures”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the treatment of hawks]: “[...] In the rainy season, when the clouds thunder, when the sky is lighted up with the flash of lightning, when the fragrance of the Mālatī flower delights all creatures (sarvadehin), when the frogs croak and the peacocks dance wildly, [...] These birds should be tended in such a way that regaining their vigour they may cast off their old feathers and assume new ones just as snakes assume a new slough. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Sarvadehin in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Sarvadehin (सर्वदेहिन्) refers to “all embodied souls”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “On account of the difference between what is intentional and unintentional [com.—intentional (sakāmā) is for those who have subdued their senses (yamināṃ), for mendicants (vratināṃ); the other [kind], which is unintentional (akāma), is for all embodied souls (sarvadehinām)], wearing away karma has two varieties which are the cause for cutting off the many chains produced by actions. Just as fruits of a tree ripen of their own accord and from [different] means so in this world [the ripening] of karmas is to be understood as [being] of its own accord in the form of [different] means”.

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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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