Vimocitavasa, Vimocitāvāsa, Vimocita-vasa: 1 definition



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Alternative spellings of this word include Vimochitavasa.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Vimocitāvāsa (विमोचितावास) refers to “residence in a deserted place” and forms part of the contemplations of the vow of non-stealing (asteyavrata) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.6.—What is meant by stay in a deserted secluded place (vimocitā-vāsa)? It means to live in places deserted by others. Such places have no owners and so to stay in such places does not cause the sin of stealing to be accrued.

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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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