Glossary

Makkhali Gośāla
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TermMakkhali Gośāla
Alternative TermsGośāla, Makkhali Gosala, Makkhali Goshala, Goshala
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An enemy of Mahāvīra, the 24th Jina. The Śvetāmbaras claim Gośāla was Mahāvīra's disciple, who later joined the Ājīvka mendicants and battled with Mahāvīra. The Digambaras say he was a follower of Pārśva, the 23rd Jina, who wanted to become Mahāvīra's chief disciple. When he was rejected he set up his own mendicant community spreading the teachings of the Ājīvka movement.

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