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Who is the Guru giving Atonement (penance, etc.)?

Who is the Guru giving Atonement (penance, etc.)?
The Guru who gives repentance falls under five categories.

Aagam Origin :- It means who has omniscience, Manaparyava gyani Avadhi gyani or Gyani of 14, 10, 9 Purvas should be prefered for confession.

Shrut Vyavahari :- If Guru of aagam origin is not available then atonement should be taken near shrut vyavahari i.e. who posess knowledge starting from half to eight purvas, or 11 angas or Nishit scriptures.

Aagna Vyavahari :- If fate is not favourable to meet Shrut Vyavhari then one can get two preceptors. If this is also not possible then one should explain the sins to smaller saints in code language who informs the
perceptor & the preceptor also replies in code language.

Dharana Vyavahari :- The atonement can be taken from the Guru who is not Aagna Vyavahari but who remembers the atonement taken from his preceptor.

Jeet Vyavahari :- If Guru is not a Dharana Vyavahari then atonement should be taken from a Guru who gives more or less atonement according to place, time & circumstances. At present atonement should be taken from spiritual guide of one’s own sect. If one is not able to meet the spiritual guide of his own sect then atonement should be taken from Preceptor, Upadhayaya, Sthavir, Ganavchedak. If they are not available then atonement should be taken from the Guru who has knowledge of Svagacha (your own sect). If such preceptor is also not available then atonement should be taken from the ones who follows other samachari.

If one cannot avail preceptor till 156 kilometres & 12 years, then atonement should be taken from Geetarth Pasatha. It is the basic rule of religion that one should bow before pasatha also while taking atonement.

If pasatha do not consider himself eligible and doesn’t allow to bow before himself then one should offer him a seat & then take atonement after greeting him. If parshvasthaadi preceptor is not available then atonement should be taken from sarupic preceptor.

If Pasatha is also not available then the deities of Gunsheel temple of Rajgruhi and likewise, who have seen Tirthankars and Ganadhars giving repentance, should be pleased with penance like 3 days fasting etc. If that deity is dead then one should send another deity to Mahavideh Kshetra & ask for atonement from Arihant Bhagvan.

If it is not possible then one should confess before the image of lord. If this is also not possible then one should confess facing north east in the witness of Arihant & Siddha Bhagwan & seek atonement. One should not refrain from self-criticism of his sins. The person who does not confess & dies with the thorn of sin, becomes non-devotee & his soul loiters in this universe. Here, care should be taken that atonement should be taken from swagachiya preceptor, but if one ignores the perceptor and makes self criticism under the witness of Arihant & other deities, he does not become pure.

Who is the Guru giving Atonement (penance, etc.)?
Eight virtues emerge within the self-criticizer :-

Lahua lhai jananam appaparanivatti ajjav
Sohidukkarataranam aana
nisa latam sohiguna
That means :-

As one feels relaxed after removing the burden from his head likewise, after confession a person feels relaxed in his heart & mind because now there is no burden of sins.

As person spends money for some good deeds & feels happy the same happiness & satisfaction can be experienced by making the mind free & empty from the burden of sins by confession.

By confession one becomes free from faults in himself & if by following him others also observe self criticism then they shall also be purified.

The virtue of simplicity comes into being. A soul becomes pure & sacred.

Under the instincts of previous births it is obvious for a person to commit sins, but it is tough to criticize for the same in front of Gurudev because such can be done only when he has an intense will of attaining salvation.

Lord is worshiped by following his orders regarding self criticism.

The person who confesses becomes free from the thorns of sins.

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