Vipadaspada, Vipadāspada, Vipada-aspada: 1 definition

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Vipadāspada (विपदास्पद) refers to the “abode of bad luck” (for human beings), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “All the connections arising from the ocean of life are the abode of bad luck (vipadāspada) for human beings [and] thus, in the end, [the connections] are exceedingly tasteless”.

Synonyms: Āpadagṛha.

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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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