Shilakulaka, Shila-kulaka, Śīlakulaka: 1 definition


Shilakulaka 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.

The Sanskrit term Śīlakulaka can be transliterated into English as Silakulaka or Shilakulaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Tessitori Collection I

Śīlakulaka (शीलकुलक) is the name of a work dealing with the Ethics section of Jain Canonical literature.—The Śīlakulaka (with interlinear Gujarati Ṭabo) is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The concept of sīla ‘moral virtue’ means refusing the pangs of love, the temptations of sense-objects, etc. It is a very wide notion. Its effects can be counteracted by patience, study, appropriate company, etc. The recipient of the manuscript [of the Śīlakulaka] is a lady, whose name is not clear.

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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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