Yatidharma: 5 definitions
Yatidharma means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Yatidharma (यतिधर्म) refers to the ten-fold dharma capable of leading across saṃsāra, according to chapter 3.3 [sumatinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly, as Sumatinātha said:—“The sources of pride—youth, power, beauty, etc.—have become subdued from penance, like evil spirits of a sorceror reduced to servitude from the power to summon them. Yatidharma, handed down orally by the Blessed Ones, is the best boat without impediments for crossing the ocean of saṃsāra. Control, truthfulness, purity, chastity, poverty, austerities, forbearance, humility, sincerity, and freedom from greed are the ten divisions. [...] So the ten-fold dharma, like a spotless wishing-jewel, capable of leading across saṃsāra, is attained in the world by merit”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Yatidharma (यतिधर्म) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Oppert. Ii, 7113. Quoted in Brāhmaṇasarvasva, Kālamādhava, Prāyaścittatattva.
2) Yatidharma (यतिधर्म):—ibid.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yatidharma (यतिधर्म):—[=yati-dharma] [from yati > yat] m. the duty of a Y°
[Sanskrit to German]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+2): Yatidharmasamuccaya, Yatidharmaprakasha, Yatidharmasamgraha, Arjava, Shauca, Mukti, Akincanata, Deshavakashikavrata, Atithisamvibhaga, Poshadhavrata, Deshavakashika, Samayika, Samyama, Samayikavrata, Poshadha, Sunrita, Kshanti, Mardava, Tapas, Gunavrata.
Search found 8 books and stories containing Yatidharma, Yati-dharma; (plurals include: Yatidharmas, dharmas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Tattva 6: Saṃvara (methods of impeding karma) < [Appendix 1.4: The nine tattvas]
Part 9: Sermon on yatidharma and householders’ dharma < [Chapter VII - Śrī Munisuvratanāthacaritra]
Part 9: Sermon on yatidharma < [Chapter III - Sumatināthacaritra]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 34 - Krausthu’s Family < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
Chapter 38 - An Account of Svyamantaka Jewel < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)