Sarvaghati, Sarva-ghati, Sarvaghāti: 1 definition

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Sarvaghati 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.

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General definition (in Jainism)

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

Sarvaghāti (सर्वघाति).—What is meant by all-destructive (sarvaghāti)? The karmas which totally destroy or cover the inherent nature of right belief and knowledge of the soul are called all-destructive.

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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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