A report on Karma in Jainism, Tattvartha Sutra and Jainism
Karma is the basic principle within an overarching psycho-cosmology in Jainism.- Karma in Jainism
The Tattvārthasūtra is regarded as one of the earliest, most authoritative texts in Jainism.- Tattvartha Sutra
The next three chapters deal with the karmas and their manifestations and the influx, asrava, good and bad karma, shubha-ashubha karma and the bondage of the karmas.- Tattvartha Sutra
Jain texts such as Acaranga Sūtra and Tattvarthasūtra state that one must renounce all killing of living beings, whether tiny or large, movable or immovable.- Jainism
Jains believe that causing injury to any being in any form creates bad karma which affects one's rebirth, future well-being and causes suffering.- Jainism
This is explained by Tattvārthasūtra 6.7: "[The] intentional act produces a strong karmic bondage and [the] unintentional produces weak, shortlived karmic bondage."- Karma in Jainism
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Umaswati, also spelled as Umasvati and known as Umaswami, was an Indian scholar, possibly between 2nd-century and 5th-century CE, known for his foundational writings on Jainism.
He authored the Jain text Tattvartha Sutra (literally '"All That Is", also called Tattvarthadhigama Sutra).
The theory mooted by Umaswati is that rebirth and suffering is on account of one's karma (deeds) and a life lived in accordance to vows of virtuous living with austerities cleanses this karma, ultimately leading to liberation.
Ahimsa in Jainism0 links
Ahimsā (', alternatively spelled 'ahinsā', Sanskrit: अहिंसा IAST: ', Pāli: ) in Jainism is a fundamental principle forming the cornerstone of its ethics and doctrine.
Tattvārthasūtra defines hiṃsā or violence simply as removal of life by careless activity of mind, body and speech. Thus action in Jainism came to be regarded as truly violent only when accompanied by carelessness.
The knowledge is also considered necessary to destroy Karmas.