What does pratikraman meaning?


What does pratikraman meaning?

Pratikramana (Sanskrit: प्रतिक्रमण; also spelled Pratikraman) (lit. “introspection”), is a ritual during which Jains repent (prayaschit) for their sins and non-meritorious activities committed knowingly or inadvertently during their daily life through thought, speech or action.

What is meaning of Samayik in Jainism?

Sāmāyika is the vow of periodic concentration observed by the Jains. It is one of the essential duties prescribed for both the Śrāvaka (householders) and ascetics. The preposition sam means one state of being. To become one is samaya. That, which has oneness as its object, is sāmāyikam.

How do Jains meditate?

There are various common postures for Jain meditation, including Padmasana, Ardh-Padmasana, Vajrasana, Sukhasana, standing, and lying down. The 24 Tirthankaras are always seen in one of these two postures in the Kayotsarga (standing) or Padmasana/Paryankasana (Lotus).

What are the 3 jewels of Jainism?

In Jainism the three jewels (also referred to as ratnatraya) are understood as samyagdarshana (“right faith”), samyagjnana (“right knowledge”), and samyakcharitra (“right conduct”). One of the three cannot exist exclusive of the others, and all are required for spiritual liberation.

What is yoga according to Jainism?

Garuda is the name Jainism gives to the yoga of self-discipline and discipline of mind, body and speech, so that even earth, water, fire and air can come under one’s control. Śiva is in Jainism control over the passions and the acquisition of such self-discipline that under all circumstances equanimity is maintained.

How do I start practicing Jainism?


  1. Non-violence (Ahimsa) . You can do this by practicing non-violence for every being, including an animal, person or even an ant.
  2. Truth (Satya).
  3. Non-stealing (Asteya).
  4. Celibacy (Brahmacharya).
  5. Non-possessiveness (Aparigraha).