Utsargasamiti, Utsarga-samiti: 5 definitions

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General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Utsargasamiti (उत्सर्गसमिति) or simply Utsarga (also known as Pratiṣṭhāpanasamiti) refers to “(the care) in regard to sanitation”, and represents one of the five Samiti (“five kinds of carefulness”), according to chapter 1.1 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, in the sermon of Sūri Dharmaghoṣa:—“[...] the gift of supporting dharma (dharmopagrahadāna) is five-fold: purity of giver, receiver, gift, time, and thought. [... ] That gift would have purity of receiver, whose receiver is such a man [who] observes the five kinds of carefulness (samiti) [viz., utsargasamiti], [...]”.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Utsargasamiti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Utsargasamiti (उत्सर्गसमिति).—carefulness in the act of excretion so that no living creature be hurt (Jaina).

Derivable forms: utsargasamitiḥ (उत्सर्गसमितिः).

Utsargasamiti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms utsarga and samiti (समिति).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Utsargasamiti (उत्सर्गसमिति):—[=ut-sarga-samiti] [from ut-sarga > ut-sṛj] f. carefulness in the act of excretion (so that no living creature be hurt, [Jaina literature]), [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

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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 (even English!). 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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