Published: 23.05.2007
Updated: 02.07.2015
Adharmaastikay, Adharmastikāya, Adharmāstikāy, Adharmāstikāya

Medium of rest (non-motion)

with retarding potential.

A metaphysical reality (substance) which acts as an universal medium of rest for all pudgalas and jīvas; it is non-physical, devoid of consciousness, non-corporeal and ubiquitous (in the whole cosmic space).

one of the six eternal uncreated substances. seen as ether:
    "negativ" Ether adharmastikaya Medium of rest
    "positiv" Ether dharmastikaya Medium of motion

Fundamental substance qua medium of rest, one of the six fundamental Dravyas (substances) or five Astikāyas (extended substances); the substance which is the unique inevitable medium of rest, passively assisting in the rest of the jīvas (souls) and Pudgalas (physical substances) which are apt to undertake rest; it is only one (single) in number with respect to substance; it is eternal with respect to time, noncorporeal (i.e.devoid of colour etc.) with respect to mode; it is pervading the whole Loka (cosmos) with respect to space; it has innumerable number of Pradeśas (indivisible units); it is antithesis of Dharmāstikāya (fundamental substance qua medium of motion).

Anekanta: Philosophy Of Co-Existence
by Acharya Mahaprajna


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  1. Acharya
  2. Acharya Mahaprajna
  3. Anekanta
  4. Astikāyas
  5. Consciousness
  6. Dharmastikaya
  7. Dharmāstikāya
  8. Dravyas
  9. Ether
  10. Loka
  11. Pradeśas
  12. Space
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