Jain World
Sub-Categories of Passions

The Navakar Mantra

What is the Jain Dharma or Jainism?
Who is a Jin?
Who is a Jain?
The Jain dharma
  The Arrangement Of Ara, The Phases Of Time
  Tirtha, Dharma And Tirthankar (One Who Reveals The Dharma)
  The Exposition Of The Philosophy
  Bhagwan Mahavir
  The Path Of Achievement
  Total Renunciation
  Some special rules of conduct for sadhus and sadhvis
  The Dashvirati Dharma
  The Fourteen Pledges By Househl Oders
  Avashyak (The Essentials)
  Prathana (Prayer)
  Jap And Dhyan
  The Eighteen Sources Of Sin (Papa Sthanak)..
  Before assuming Dharma
  Marganusari Gun: (35 virtues that guide us on the path of life)
  Tapasya and the codes of conduct:
  The External austerities ( six kinds )
  Abhyantar Tap (Six kinds)
  Some minor and major austerities for daily practice.
  Why is fasting essential ?
  Some Special And Important Austerities
  Why should water be boiled ?
  It is necessary to filter water:
  The Jain Dharma prohibits the eating of the following things
  Why should not people eat meat ?
  Even the egg is dangerous !
  Alcoholic drinks should be renounced
  Why should we not eat certain types of food?
  We should not take food in the night. Why?
  Why should we not eat green and raw vegetables on some special days?
  Organization of the Jain Society
  Some Important Jain Institutions
  Jain Upashray: Religious Centres
  The Jain Libraries
  The Jain Schools
  Ayambil Shala
  The Jain Panjarapol--Shelter for Cattle
  The Jain Choultries
  The Jain Pilgrim Centres
  The system of the seven institutions of the Jains.
  The Jain Festivals
  The Jain Celebrations
  The Jain Philosophy
  The Nine Doctrines
  Kashay- Passions
  The Process of Spiritual Elevation,
  Samiti and Gupti
  16 Bhavanas
  The Jain Literature
  A Representative Jain Work
  A Glossary Of Difficult Words

14. The Dashvirati Dharma


Bhadrabahu Vijay

The Sthool Maithunviraman Vrat

(The vow to renunciate sexual pleasures)

The vow not to have sexual contacts, with a man other than one's husband or with a woman other than one's wife; and not to engage oneself in talk or gossip that provokes sexual desires.

Atichar ( Violations )

1 ) Having sexual intimacy with unmarried men and women and widowers.

2 ) Keeping a mistress or going to a prostitute ( Man seeking pleasure from
     woman ).

3 ) Gossiping about sex or making sexually provocative gestures.

4 ) Leaving one's own children and celebrating the marriages of others.

5 ) Wearing indecent dress and decorations; and taking any intoxicating


The Sthool Parigrahpariman Vrat

The vow relating to non-attachment.

The vow to determine the limit to the acquisition of belongings and to their use. The taking of a vow to delimit and determine their number or quantity.

Atichar ( Violations ).

1 ) Keeping more money than the limit determined by a vow.

2 ) Possessing lands, grounds, houses, etc., beyond need.

3 ) Possessing gold, silver. ornaments, etc., more than necessary.

4 ) Keeping excess of domestic articles and provisions.

5 ) Keeping servants, workers and domestic animals and birds beyond the
     determined limit. 


The Dikpariman vrat ( vow relating to the extent of movement ).

The vow to limit and determine the extent to which one can go and return; the area within which one can move about; and the extent to which one can travel. or go.

Atichar ( Violations ).

1 ) Not limiting the extent to which one can move upwards.

2 ) Not limiting the extent to which one can move downwards into an
     underground vault or into the deeper levels of the sea.

3) Not determining the limit to which one may move in the four directions,
    forwards, back-wards sidewards ( to the neighborhood).

4) Going in the four directions breaking the limit.

5) Crossing in ignorance the limits relating to movements.


The Bhogopabhog viraman vrat (the vow to control and limit pleasures).

The vow contains two words Bhog and Upabhog. Bhog implies the pleasures relating the things like grain, water and things for anointing which can be used only once.

Upabhog implies the pleasures relating to things which may be enjoyed again and again such as houses, ornaments, clothes, the body, etc.

The vow to fix a limit to the use of these two types of things.

Atichar ( Violations ).

1 ) Not giving up meat-eating and wine-drinking and not giving up food etc..
     obtained from raw vegetables ( growing out of plants etc. )

2 ) Consuming food connected with raw vegetables or raw- grain.

3 ) Eating such low kinds of things like rose-apples, sitapal, ranibor, etc.

4 ) Eating raw food which can be cooked.

5 ) Eating half-cooked food.