Kayotsarga (Sanskrit: ?????????? K?y?tsarga, Magadhi Prakrit: ????????? K?ussagga) is a yogic posture which is an important part of the Jain meditation. It literally means "dismissing the body". A tirthankara is represented either seated in yoga posture or standing in the kayotsarga posture.Kayotsarga means "to give up one's physical comfort and body movements", thus staying steady, either in a standing or other posture, and concentrating upon the true nature of the soul. It is one of the six essentials (avasyaka) of a Jain ascetic and one of the 28 primary attributes of a Digambara monk
Twenty-one of the t?rthankaras of Jainism are said to have attained moksha in the kayotsarga "standing meditation" posture. An example of unflinching standing meditation is that of Arihant Bahubali who is said to have stood in kayotsarga for a year.
In performing s?mayika (daily meditation), the ?r?vaka has to stand facing north or east and bow to the Pañca-Parame??hi. He then sit down and recites the Namokara mantra a certain number of times, and finally devotes himself to holy meditation. This consists in:
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