Tucchaphala, Tuccha-phala: 1 definition



Tucchaphala 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Tuchchhaphala.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Tucchaphala (तुच्छफल) refers to “empty fruits” and represents an article of food classified as abhakṣya (forbidden to eat) according to Nemicandra (in his Pravacana-sāroddhāra v245-246). The expression tuccha-phala embraces also flowers, leaves, and roots, “empty” because they do not satisfy hunger but cause much destruction of jīvas. Examples of these are the bael fruits, and rose-apples, and the flowers of mahua, and Indian horse-radish.

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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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