Shabdanupata, Śabdānupāta, Shabda-anupata: 1 definition



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The Sanskrit term Śabdānupāta can be transliterated into English as Sabdanupata or Shabdanupata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Śabdānupāta (शब्दानुपात) refers to “indicating one’s intentions by indications like sound”, representing one of the five transgressions (aticara) of the “vow of abstaining activity” (deśavirati): one of the seven supplementary vows (śīlavrata), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 31.—What is meant by expressing the intentions by indications like sound to perform certain activities outside the set zone (śabda-anupāta)? It means “to indicate to people in a place, beyond the zone set as a limit for movement, by indications like coughing /clapping/ fingers etc to perform the intended activity”.

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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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