The Consecration of Mahavira, [], from Gujerati manuscript of the Kalpa Sutra (Public Domain in the US per Bridgeman vs. Corel). Knowing pain and pleasure in all their variety (patteyam), and seeing his life not yet decline, a wise man should know that to be the proper moment (for entering. The Acharanga Sutra (IAST: Ācārāṅga Sūtra; First book c. 5th-4th century BCE; Second book c. 2nd-1st century BCE)[1] is the first of the twelve Angas, part of.

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Teachings and quotes of the The Acaranga Sutra

It is a text in sutra or aphorisms, and presents the complete Jainism philosophy in sutras over 10 chapters. Knowing measure in eating and drinking, he was not desirous of delicious food, nor had he a longing for it. That which you consider worth subjugating is like yourself. Such were the inhabitants. That which you consider worth killing is like yourself.

He, together with his brother Tajapala,[A], assisted in the restoration of peace in the kingdom, and served in a number of campaigns against Lata, Godraha, Kutch and the Delhi Sultanate. Civaka Cintamani means “fabulous gem”, is also known by alternative name Mana nool Tamil: I renounce all killing of living beings, whether subtle or gross, whether movable or immovable.

It has been admired for its poetic form, appealing story-line, and theological message. Dictionaries exportcreated on PHP. It is a systematic exposition of Jain doctrine using the canonical scriptures sruta and tradition sampradayaas well as influenced by the Jain scholastic tradition of thinkers like Umasvati and Haribhadra.

It propounds six fundamental truths on soul which are also known as satapada six steps. Hence, Atma Siddhi is translated as self attainment or self realization. The sage, perceiving the double karma, proclaims the incomparable activity, he, the knowing one; knowing the current of worldliness, the current of sinfulness, and the impulse.


The fifth great vow runs thus: Gujarati literature Revolvy Brain revolvybrain all ouhhhh. These are said to be based on the discourse of the tirthankara, delivered in a samavasarana divine preaching hall. Hiralal Shastri mentions 29 such texts from 2nd century CE to modern times. Pravachanasara topic Pravachanasara, is a text composed by Jain monk, Kundakunda, in about the mid-second century BC. The agama is divided into two parts consisting of 16 lectures and 7 lectures respectively.

Practicing the sinless abstinence from killing, he did no acts, neither himself nor with the assistance of others; he to whom women were known as the causes of all sinful acts, he saw the true state of the world.

The first and second parts lay down rules for conduct of ascetics. Jinvani topic In Jainism, Jinvani means the message or the teachings of the Jina arihant. Member feedback about Harivamsa Purana: Pujyapada was a poet, grammarian, philosopher and a profound scholar of Ayurveda. Both the Jain traditions, Svetambara and Digambara hold that all the fourteen purvas have been lost.

If you say, “No, It is not” you will be expressing the truth. Bhakti in the Early Jain Tradition: Sometimes the Venerable One did not drink for half a month or even for a month.

Jaina Sutras, Part I

Scholars such as Karl Potter consider his biography uncertain; some suggest that he lived in the 5th century BC, contemporaneously with the Buddha. All souls who have achieved the natural state of infinite bliss, infinite knowledge kevala jnanainfinite power and infinite perception are regarded as God in Jainism.

The word thanam denotes quantum. The third great vow runs thus: The text is in two main parts: This truth, propagated by the self-knowing omniscients, after understanding all there is in universe, is pure, undefileable, and eternal.


Jainism says that shedding karmas i. Atmasiddhi is highly revered amongst the followers of Shrimad. The first book is the older part, to which other treatises were later added.

Saman Suttam topic Saman Suttam is the religious text created in by a committee consisting of representatives of each of the major sects of Jainism to reconcile the teachings of the sects.

These scriptures are said to have contained the As the name suggests, Purvas contain the knowledge prior to Mahavira which was preserved only in oral form.

Description This agama describes nonviolence, Jain metaphysics, and the refutation of other religious theories such as Kriyavada, Akriyavada, Ajnanavada, and Vinayavada.

I shall neither take myself what is not given, nor cause others to take it, nor consent to their taking it. English translations Popular English Translations are: Look at other dictionaries: It talks about Killing and the results of Killing, the results karma results of Stealing, Lying, Unchastity and Possessiveness or Greed.

In antiquity, Acaranga was the first text that was studies by Jain monks. Member feedback about Aupapatika: Often the words are spelled out separately or put together as “Jinavani” in publications.

The first and second parts lay down rules for conduct of ascetics. Member feedback about Jinvani: According to Jain doctrine, the universe and its constituents soul, matter, space, time, and principles of motion have always existed. Subject matter It contains descriptions of Devs heavenly beings who are born in heavens and hellish beings born in hells.