anekantavada

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From Sanskrit अनेकान्तवाद (an-ekānta-vāda, scepticism, non-absolutism), a compound literally meaning "doctrine of non-exclusivity".

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anekantavada (uncountable)

  1. One of the most important and basic doctrines of Jainism. It refers to the principles of pluralism and multiplicity of viewpoints, the notion that truth and reality are perceived differently from diverse points of view, and that no single point of view is the complete truth.

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