Smrityantardhana, Smṛtyantardhāna, Smriti-antardhana: 1 definition



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The Sanskrit term Smṛtyantardhāna can be transliterated into English as Smrtyantardhana or Smrityantardhana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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General definition (in Jainism)

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

Smṛtyantardhāna (स्मृत्यन्तर्धान) refers to “forgetting the boundaries set”, representing one of the five transgressions (aticara) of the “vow of directional limits” (digvirati): one of the seven supplementary vows (śīlavrata), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 28.—What is meant by forgetting the boundaries set (smṛti-antardhāna)? It means to forget the set limits of movement in different directions. Why does one forget the limits set for movement in different directions? The main reasons for forgetting are negligence and delusion.

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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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