Striveda, aka: Strīveda, Stri-veda; 3 Definition(s)

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[Striveda in Jainism glossaries]

Strīveda (स्त्रीवेद) refers to “female sex urge” and represents a subclass of the interal (abhyantara) division of parigraha (attachment) and is related to the Aparigraha-vrata (vow of non-attachment). Amṛtacandra (in his Puruṣārthasiddhyupāya 116), Somadeva, and Āśādhara among the Digambaras and Siddhasena Gaṇin (in his commentary on the Tattvārtha-sūtra 7.24) among the Śvetāmbaras mention fourteen varieties  of abhyantara-parigraha (for example, strī-veda).

(Source): archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Strīveda (स्त्रीवेद).—What is the cause of ‘female gender feeling/ inclinations’ (strī-veda) karmas? Speaking what is untrue, playing trick on others, prying into other’s faults or weaknesses, intense attachment etc cause the influx (āsrava) of female gender inclinations karmas.

(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 6: Influx of karmas

Strīveda (स्त्रीवेद) refers to “hankering after women” and represents one of the nine types of the Akaṣāya (“quasi passions”) classification of of  Cāritramohanīya “conduct deluding (karmas)” according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8. Cāritramohanīya refers to one of the two main classifications of Mohanīya, or “deluding (karmas)”, which represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha). What is meant by hankering after women (strīveda) karmas? The karmas rise of which causes feeling of being with women are called hankering after women karmas.

(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas
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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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