Trailokyavartin, Trailokyavarti, Trailokyavartī, Trailokya-varti, Trailokya-vartin: 1 definition


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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Trailokyavartin (त्रैलोक्यवर्तिन्) refers to “those beings who reside in the three worlds”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “[com.—Next he speaks about the difference (bhinnatvam) of material objects for the one residing in the three worlds (trailokyavartipadārthānāṃ)]—Also, fool, having passed beyond their own nature, all beings who reside in the three worlds (trailokyavartin) exist separately at all times”.

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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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