Upabrimhana, Upabṛmhana, Upabṛṃhaṇa: 2 definitions

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The Sanskrit terms Upabṛmhana and Upabṛṃhaṇa can be transliterated into English as Upabrmhana or Upabrimhana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Upabṛmhana (उपबृम्हन, “edification”) or Upagūhana refers to “unswerving orthodoxy” and represents an aspect of samyaktva (right belief) classified under the aṅga heading, according to various Jain authors (eg., Pūjyapāda, Samantabhadra, Cāmuṇḍarāya, Somadeva and Amṛtacandra). Samantabhadra, in his Ratna-Karaṇḍa-śrāvakācāra (v1.15) defines upabṛmhana as the removal of any reproach levelled at the Jaina by ignorant people unable to follow the vows. Cāmuṇḍarāya and Amṛtacandra, in his Puruṣārthasiddhyupāya understand by upabṛmhana the development of one’s religious faith by cultivating forbearance (kṣamā) and the other nine elements of dharma. At the same time faults committed by co-religionists should, as far as lies within one’s power, be concealed, “as a mother conceals the failings of her children” (see Yaśastilaka by Somadeva). But the Jaina religion will not be sullied by one unworthy adherent any more than a pool of water will be fouled by one dead frog.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upabṛṃhaṇa (उपबृंहण).—Increase; A. Rām.7.6.29.

Derivable forms: upabṛṃhaṇam (उपबृंहणम्).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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