Digambara

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Digambara

ascetic Jainist sect whose members went naked. [Jainism: NCE, 1392]
See: Nudity
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Just don't call them naked - Digambaras don't like it.
Many readers will be familiar already with Jaini's work on the debates between Svetambaras and Digambaras about the spiritual capacity of women.
It is a contribution marked by philological rigor, philosophical curiosity, and a deep familiarity with the rich textual traditions of both sides of the sectarian divide that splits Jainism historically and geographically into the Svetambara and Digambara schools.
Si l'on peut dire que les etudes de Ia litterature Avasyaka de Leumann etaient en avance sur leur epoque, Ia cause n'en etait pas pour le moins d'y avoir compris la litterature Avasyaka des digambaras, ouvrant ainsi une terre totalement nouvelle.
Balbir examines the avasyaka narrative from every possible angle, within the avasyaka corpus, in the broader context of Jaina Svetambara and Digambara literature, and even in non-Jaina sources such as the Suktasaptati, the Pancatanta, [46] and the Kathasaritsagara.