Svasamaya, Sva-samaya: 2 definitions


Svasamaya means something in Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: HereNow4u: Jain Dharma ka Maulika Itihasa (2)

Svasamaya (स्वसमय) refers to “self-same” and is one of the topics treated in the Sthānāṅga (Sthānāṃga), one of the Dvādaśāṅgī (twelve Aṅgas) of Jainism.—Sthānāṅga occupies the third place in Dvādaśāṅgī. A compendium of topics like self-same (svasamaya), non-self-same (parasamaya), svapara-ubhayasamaya, jīva-ajīva, and loka-aloka are discussed in this canon. It consists of one Śruta skaṇdha, 10 chapters, 21 topics, 21 sub topics and 72000 verses. The available text of this Sūtra has 3770 verses.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sva-samaya.—(EI 24), explained as a Jain doctrine; the doctrines of one’s own religion. Note: sva-samaya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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