Uddishtatyaga, aka: Uddiṣṭatyāga, Uddishta-tyaga; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Uddiṣṭatyāga can be transliterated into English as Uddistatyaga or Uddishtatyaga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Uddiṣṭatyāga (उद्दिष्टत्याग) or Uddiṣṭatyāgapratimā represents the eleventh of eleven pratimā (stages) laid down for Jain laymen. Uddiṣṭatyāga-pratimā refers to “increasing the rigour of living in the direction of asceticism and refraining even from giving advice on matters relating to family honour, business and the like” according to J. L. Jaini in his “outlines of Jainism” (pp. 67-70).

These pratimās (eg., uddiṣṭa-tyāga) form a series of duties and performances, the standard and duration of which rises periodically and which finally culminates in an attitude resembling monkhood. Thus the pratimās rise by degrees and every stage includes all the virtues practised in those preceeding it. The conception of eleven pratimās appears to be the best way of exhibiting the rules of conduct prescribved for the Jaina laymen.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Uddiṣṭatyāga (उद्दिष्टत्याग) refers to one of the eleven pratimās (eleven stages for becoming excellent śrāvaka).—The highest point of householder’s discipline is arrived at in the eleventh stage when the aspirant renounces home and goes to the forest where ascetics dwell and accepts vows in the presence of a Guru. He performs austerities, lives on food obtained by begging, and wears a piece of loincloth. Thus he is designated as excellent śrāvaka and the stage is called Uddiṣṭatyāga-pratimā.

Source: HereNow4U: Śrāvakācāra (Ethics of the Householder)
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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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