Upabhogantaraya, Upabhogāntarāya, Upabhoga-antaraya: 1 definition


Upabhogantaraya 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: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas

Upabhogāntarāya (उपभोगान्तराय) or simply Upabhoga refers to “gain obstructing karmas” and represents one of the dive types of Antarāya (obstructing karmas), representing one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8.—What is meant by repeated enjoyment obstructing (upabhogāntrāya) karmas? The rise of which obstructs repeated enjoyment of life even though one is fit to enjoy (items consumable more than once) are called repeated enjoyment obstructing karmas. What is meant by bhoga-antarāya and upabhoga-antarāya? Objects which are unusable or consumed after their enjoyment once are called bhoga (e.g. earned money, food items, oil etc). Objects which can be enjoyed again and again are called upabhoga (e.g. dwellings, clothes, ornaments etc).

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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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