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Jain Dictionary

WORD MEANING
   
Jaina: Follower of Jina, a synonym for Nigantha; one who has samyak-darsana
   
Jaina-brachman: Laypeople in charge of priestly functions within certain Jaina communities
   
Jaina-sasana: Teaching of the Jainas
   
Jainabhasa: False Jainas
   
Jala: Water
   
Janma: Birth
   
Janma-kalyana: Birth; one of the five auspicious events in the career of a Tirthankara
   
Jara: Old age
   
Jarisabda: Root word
   
Jati: Birth, caste; species within a gati Genus of beings.
  Genus.
   
Jati (Kalpana): Sophism
   
Jati-karma: The variety of nama-karma that determines one's specific destiny
   
Jati-mantra: A litany used in celebrating the birth of a child
   
Jayamala: Garland of victory; a hymn in praise ofthe Jinas
   
Jigisu katha: A debate which is held for victory
   
Jijnasa: Curiosity
   
Jina: Spiritual victor; a synonym for Tirthankara
   
Jina-agama: Jaina scripture
   
Jina-bhavana: Jaina temple
   
Jina-bimba: Image of Jina
   
Jina-nama: Name of Jina
   
Jinakalpin: A monk whose conduct is modeled upon that of Mahavira
   
Jinasthapana: Image of Jina
   
Jiva: living
  Soul; sentient
   
Jiva Kanda: Fifth of the Sacred Books of the Jainas
   
Jivatva: Soul
   
Jnana: Knowledge
   
Jnana-cetana: Consciousness characterized as knowing itself
   
Jnananaya: Point of view of knowledge
   
Jnananayabhasa: False point of view of knowledge
   
Jnanavarana: Knowledge-obscuring
   
Jnanavaraniya: Knowledge-obscuring
   
Jugupsa: Disgust
  Disgust; aversion. Hiding one's own, and publishing other people's shortcomings.
   
Jyotiska: The steller gods