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Jiv Vichar – Gatha 7

Jiv Vichar   Gatha 7

उब्भामग उक्कलिया,
मंडलि मह सुद्ध गुंजवाया य|
घण-तणु वायाईसा, भेया खलु वाउकायस्स||
In this stanza, the fourth type of sthavara jiva i.e. Vaukaya jiva are defined and explained.

VAUKAYA : Vaukaya jiva are living beings that have air as their own bodies, also known as air bodies.

The possible forms of air bodies are stated below:

1. Air existing beyond atmosphere i.e. stratosphere, troposphere.

2. Air essential for human existence i.e.Atmosphere.

3. Cyclone, windstorm, tornado, whirlwind.

4. Air that we inhale and exhale.

5. Fresh airaswell as whooshing air.

6. Thick as well as thin layer of air below the earths and some heavenly bodies. i.e. ghanvat and tanvat respectively.

7. All the other elements that are in the form of air.

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