Svayambhudeva, Svayambhūdeva: 1 definition



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Source: Google Books: Purana Perennis (jainism)

Svayambhūdeva  (8th century A.D.) or Svayambhū is the author of the Paümacariu.—The oldest extant Jaina Purāṇa in Apabhramsa (Apabhraṃśa), the Paümacariu of Svayambhū, is also a telling of the Rāma story. Unlike most Jaina authors, Svayambhū was a householder, not a mendicant. He lived sometime between the early eighth and early ninth centuries C.E., probably in Karnataka.

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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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