Urdhvavyatikrama, Ūrdhvavyatikrama, Urdhva-vyatikrama: 1 definition



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

Ūrdhvavyatikrama (ऊर्ध्वव्यतिक्रम, “upwards”) or simply Ūrdhva refers to “exceeding the limits for movement set in the upwards directions”, representing one of the five transgressions (aticara) of the “vow of directional limits” (digvirati): one of the seven supplementary vows (śīlavrata), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 28.—What is meant by exceeding the limit of upwards direction (ūrdhvavyatikrama)? To go on hills or fly above the limits set for upwards movements is exceeding the limits of upwards directions. It is also known as Urdhvadiśāpramāṇātikrama or Urdhvadikpramāṇātikrama.

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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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