Trasasthavara, Trasasthāvara, Trasa-sthavara: 1 definition


Trasasthavara means something in Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

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

Trasasthāvara (त्रसस्थावर) refers to “moving beings and stationary objects”, 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 roaming around (paribhramaṇam) of living souls (jīvānāṃ) in moving beings and stationary objects (trasasthāvareṣu)]—Also all connections are obtained by all those possessing a body who have roamed about for time without a beginning in the wombs of mobile and immobile beings”.

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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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