Vacanayoga, Vacana-yoga: 1 definition


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Alternative spellings of this word include Vachanayoga.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 6: Influx of karmas

Vacanayoga (वचनयोग ).—One of the three types of yoga (activity);—What are the characteristics of the ‘speech activities’ (vacanayoga)? Activities of the molecules composing the organ of speech set the vibrations in the space-points of the soul.

How many types of the speech activities are there? There are four types of speech activities, namely:

  1. right activities of the speech (satyavacanayoga),
  2. wrong activities of the speech (asatyavacanayoga),
  3. activities of the bilateral speech (ubhayavacanayoga),
  4. activities of the neutral speech (anubhayavacanayoga).
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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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