Vajravrishabhanaraca, Vajravṛṣabhanārāca, Vajravrishabha-naraca: 1 definition


Vajravrishabhanaraca means something in Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Vajravṛṣabhanārāca can be transliterated into English as Vajravrsabhanaraca or Vajravrishabhanaraca, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Vajravrishabhanaracha.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas

Vajravṛṣabhanārāca (वज्रवृषभनाराच) or Vajrarṣabhanārāca refers to “perfect joint” and represents one of the six types of Saṃhanana (bone-joint karma), representing one of the various kinds of Nāma, or “physique-making (karmas)”, which represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8. What is meant by perfect joint (vajravṛṣabha-nārāca) body-making (nāma) karma? The karmas rise of which causes joints with extraordinary sturdiness and strength are called perfect joint body-making karma.

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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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