Udyogi, Udyogī: 3 definitions



Udyogi means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Udyogī (उद्योगी) refers to “in-profession violence” and represents one of the four types of violence (hiṃsā) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.13. What is meant by defensive violence (udyogī)? Violence committed in defending self and others from the oppressors is called ‘defensive violence’.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

udyōgī (उद्योगी).—a (udyōga) Diligent, laborious, assiduous, sedulous; one constant in application, or one ever busy and bustling. 2 That follows some profession or occupation.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

udyōgī (उद्योगी).—a Diligent. That follows some profession.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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