Definition of Jina in English:



  • (in Jainism) a great teacher who has attained liberation from karma.

    • ‘Therefore, they were always found around Jinas and that has reflected their presence in the Jain temples and also around the idols of the Jinas.’
    • ‘Great teachers called Thirhankaras (also called Jinas) had already established the religion.’
    • ‘Numerous ahistorical Buddhas make an appearance in Mahyna literature, notably the five Jinas who are popular in tantric schools.’
    • ‘Hence, Samantabhadra examined the statements of the omniscient Jinas to examine if they were compatible with anekantavada.’
    • ‘One of the Jinas, by the name of Rishabha, is said to have lived millions of years ago.’
    • ‘It is a non-theistic religion with its own sacred texts and Jinas, or ‘Spiritual Victors’.’
    • ‘In addition, each of the Jinas was associated with a specific period of cosmic time.’
    • ‘Those Jinas who, in every age, preach the law and establish the order, are called Tirthankaras.’
    • ‘The standardization of Jina images is such that most Jinas cannot otherwise be distinguished.’
    • ‘We have come to the end of the Mandala of the five Jinas and looked at the five Wisdoms.’
    • ‘In the Jain religion, it is a symbol of the seventh Jina, Suparsva.’


From Sanskrit (see also Jain).