Tirthaseva, aka: Tīrthasevā, Tirtha-seva; 1 Definition(s)

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Tīrthasevā (तीर्थसेवा) refers to “frequentation of the tīrthas” and represents an aspect of samyaktva (right belief) classified under the bhūṣaṇa heading, according to Hemacandra in his 12th century Yogaśāstra verse 2.16. The term tīrtha is to be explained either in a material sense as the places of birth, consecration, enlightenment, and nirvāṇa of the Jinas or in a transferred sense as the fourfold Jaina community.

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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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