Snasavyapta, Snasāvyāpta, Snasa-vyapta: 1 definition

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

Snasāvyāpta (स्नसाव्याप्त) [=nasāvyāpta?] refers to “(being) full of tendons”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Where is the body, which is filled with blood, flesh and fat, has a skeleton of slender bones, is bound with tendons [com.snasāvyāpta—‘full of tendons’] and is of bad odour, praised? Continually pouring forth putrid smells through [its] nine orifices, the human body is ever perishable [and] dependent on other [things]”.

Synonyms: Śirānaddha.

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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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