Uttaradhyayanasutra, Uttarādhyayanasūtra, Uttaradhyayana-sutra: 1 definition

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Source: Shodhganga: A cultural study on the jain western Indian illustrated manuscripts

Uttarādhyayanasūtra (उत्तराध्ययनसूत्र).—The uttarādhyayana-sūtra is well known part of the śvetāmbara Jain canon belonging to the section known as mūlasūtra ‘root or basic sermon’, where Mahāvīra himself the founder of Jainism had passed the hurdles.It is to instruct a young monk in his principal duties, to commend as ascetic life by percepts and examples to warn him against the dangers in his spiritual career and to give some theoretical information. It is considered that the sermons were spoken by Mahāvīra answer to unasked questions.

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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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