Economics Of Mahavira: [03.20] Economics of Non-violence and Peace - Objective of Digvrat

Published: 30.01.2006
Updated: 06.10.2008

Digvrat had one basic objective. It was to put restraint on imperialistic (dominance of one over the other) mentality. Be it economic or geographical empire, it will not go beyond a particular limit.

There was a limit to transportation: it will not go beyond five hundred kilometers or such limit. Under this principle, there was a linear restriction in a linear direction, curved direction or downward direction or in any given direction. Outside this limit, one will not sell anything; one will neither import nor export. The restriction was with reference to direction.

The important principle proved to be effective in putting a check on imperialistic mentality.

Sources
  • Economics Of Mahavira by © Acharya Mahaprajna
  • Edited by Muni Dhananjay Kumar
  • Translated by Dr. S.R. Mohnot
  • Published by Jain Vishwa Bharti, University, Ladnun, India, 1st Edition 2000, 2nd Edition 2001

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