Yantravahaka, Yantra-vahaka, Yantravāhaka: 2 definitions

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Yantravahaka 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Yantravahaka in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Yantravāhaka (यन्त्रवाहक) refers to “one who bears fetters”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Like an actor here on the stage, the embodied soul [com.yantravāhaka—‘one who bears fetters’] continually takes on individual characters [and] he abandons others. Sentient beings, inflamed by very intense pleasure [and] unsteady from affliction by wrong faith, wander about in a five-fold life that is difficult to be traversed”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yantravahaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Yaṃtravāhaka (ಯಂತ್ರವಾಹಕ):—

1) [noun] a man who operates a machies.

2) [noun] (fig.) a man, who, usu. being in the background, meticulously plans and makes others act, work according to his plan.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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