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Jiv Vichar – Gatha 2

Jiv Vichar   Gatha 2

जीवा मुत्ता संसारिणो य, तस थावरा य संसारी|
पुढवी जल जलण वाउ, वणस्सई थावरा नेया||

The classification of living beings commences with the two major state of souls:

A. MUKTA (Liberated souls)
B. SANSARI (Non-liberated souls/Transient souls)
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Why can’t we leave our habits?

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Pushpachula purified herself by Confession

Pushpachula purified herself by Confession
In Pushpabhadra town there lived king Pushpaketu with his queen Pushpavati. She gave birth to twins named Pushpachul & Pushpachula. Pushpachul & Pushpachula grew up and couldn’t live without each other. The king thought that if I marry daughter Pushpachula then the twins will be separated. As such he called the meeting of his subjects & asked them, “If any precious stone comes into existence on my land then, where should it be related?” Continue reading “Pushpachula purified herself by Confession” »

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Paryushan Mahaparva – Second Duty

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Protecting Mold/Fungus

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Jiv Vichar – Gatha 3-4

Jiv Vichar - Gatha 3-4

Gatha 3

फलिहमणिरयण विद्दुम,
हिंगुल हरियाल मणसिलरसिंदा|
कणगाई घाउ सेढी, वन्निय अरणेट्टय पलेवा||

Gatha 4

अब्भय तूरी ऊसं, मट्टी-पाहाण-जाईओ णेगा|
सोवीरंजण लुणाई, पुढविभेआई ईच्चाई||

PRUTHVIKAYA : Pruthvikaya jiva are living beings having earth, soil, minerals, etc as their own bodies, also known as earthly bodies. Continue reading “Jiv Vichar – Gatha 3-4” »

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Paryushan Mahaparva – Fourth Duty

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Jiv Vichar – Gatha 8

Jiv Vichar   Gatha 8

जीवा मुत्ता संसारिणो य, तस थावरा य संसारी|
पुढवी जल जलण वाउ, वणस्सई थावरा नेया||
In this stanza, the fifth and final type of sthavara jiva i.e. vanaspatikaya jiva are defined and explained.

VANASPATIKAYA : Vanaspatikaya jiva are living beings that have vegetable or flora as their own bodies, also known as vegetal bodies. Continue reading “Jiv Vichar – Gatha 8” »

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Marichi’s pride and falsehood

Marichis pride and falsehood
Marichi, the son of chakravarti emperor Bharat, accepted asceticism near Lord Rishabhdeva. Finding himself weak to follow the austerity, he accepted the tridandi robe and took bath with a little water, wore pedals and kept an umbrella etc. Once, emperor Bharat asked Lord Rishabhdev in the Samvasaran, “Is any soul existing here who would be a Tirthankara in future?” The Lord replied that, “Your son Marichi will be the first vasudev in Bharat, chakravarti in Mahavideha and the last tirthankara of Bharatkshetra.” Continue reading “Marichi’s pride and falsehood” »

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