Tiryagvyatikrama, Tiryanc-vyatikrama: 1 definition



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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Tiryagvyatikrama (तिर्यग्व्यतिक्रम) or simply Tiryañc refers to “exceeding the limits for movement set in the downwards directions”, representing one of the five transgressions (aticara) of the “vow of directional limits” (digvirati): one of the seven supplementary vows (śīlavrata), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 28.—What is meant by exceeding the limit of horizontal movement (tiryagvyatikrama)? To go beyond the limit set in horizontal direction though tunnels or on land is called exceeding limits of horizontal movement. It is also known as Tiryagdiśāpramāṇātikrama or Tiryagdikpramāṇātikrama.

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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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