Vicikitsaticara, Vicikitsāticāra, Vicikitsa-aticara: 1 definition
Vicikitsaticara 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Vichikitsatichara.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows
Vicikitsāticāra (विचिकित्सातिचार) refers to the “transgression of ‘disgust’” according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.23.—What is meant by transgression of ‘disgust’ (vicikitsa-aticāra)? It is to develop feelings of aversion towards the dirty bodies of ascetics (Practising the three jewels), or the virtues of pious people or the destitute.
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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