Consciousness: 1 definition
Consciousness 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.
General definition (in Jainism)
Source : archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra Consciousness is present in one’s own body and in other bodies, according to chapter 1.1 [ ādīśvara-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.
“It is deduced from the perception of action always accompanied by intelligence that consciousness is present in (one’s own) body and in other bodies. Whatever creature dies, he is born again. So there is undoubtedly another world of consciousness. One and the same consciousness passes from birth to another birth, just as from childhood to youth and from youth to maturity. For without the continued habits of former consciousness, how can a child, just born, untaught, direct its mouth to the breast? How can a conscious being be produced from unconscious elements? For in this world the result is seen to be similar to the cause. Is a conscious being derived from elements singly or all together?”.
context information 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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See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with: Ahetuka Citta , Boundless Consciousness , Clarity Of Consciousness , Death Consciousness , Deluded Consciousness , Eye Consciousness , Functional Consciousness , Functions Of Consciousness , Greedy Consciousness , Hate Rooted Consciousness , Inoperative Consciousness , Lofty Consciousness , Receptive Consciousness , Registering Consciousness , Six Consciousness , Sobhana Citta .
Full-text ( +864 ): Vinnana , Citta , Caitanya , Nama , Samveda , Antahsamjna , Vipaka Citta , Purushatattva , Vijnana , Manovijnana , Akusala Citta , Kusala Citta , Kayavinnana , Pancavijnana , Hosha , Pratisamkhya , Cetana , Indriyajnana , Dehabhana , Labdhasamjna .
Item last updated: 17 September, 2020