Sukshmakriyapratipati, Sūkṣmakriyāpratipāti, Sukshmakriya-pratipati: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Sūkṣmakriyāpratipāti can be transliterated into English as Suksmakriyapratipati or Sukshmakriyapratipati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 9: Influx of karmas

Sūkṣmakriyāpratipāti (सूक्ष्मक्रियाप्रतिपाति).—The third of the four types of pure meditation (śukla-dhyāna);—What is the meaning of sūkṣmakriyā-pratipāti (‘subtle infallible physical activity pure meditation’)? Giving up gross bodily activity, and depending upon slight bodily activity but not being detracted by it, the practitser ascends / embraces the contemplation on just the soul. Sūkṣmakriyā-pratipāti is possible to the omniscient with activities (sayoga-kevalī) in the 13th stage of spiritual purification (guṇasthāna).

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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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