Shravanartha, Śravaṇārtha, Shravana-artha: 1 definition


Shravanartha 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 Śravaṇārtha can be transliterated into English as Sravanartha or Shravanartha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Śravaṇārtha (श्रवणार्थ) refers to the “purpose of learning”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Here ends [the commentary on] the second chapter on the twelve reflections, by Paṇḍita Nayavilāsa who caused [it] to be done (kārāpitena) for the sake of his own learning (sva-śravaṇārtha) with the inspiration of Paṇḍita Jinadāsa on account of [the request of] Sāha Ṛṣidāsa the son of Sāha Ṭoḍara the son of Sāha Pāsā, in the principal text [constituting] the ‘Ocean of Knowledge’, which has the aim of illuminating yoga, composed by Ācārya Śubhacandra”.

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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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