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 Anarthdandaviraman Vrat.

The vow to renounce those propensities that prompt such actions and activities as do not matter even if they are not done and which are unnecessary and meaningless. That means those actions that are not profitable and are harmful to others are undesirable. The vow to renounce those tendencies of the mind that impel us to do things that are not profitable to us and are harmful to others; in a word, harmful activities.

Atichar (Violation)

1 ) Reading such literature and seeing such sights as disturb the mind.

2 ) making such bodily actions and gestures as laughing; provoking laughter,

3) Engaging in meaningless talk; gossiping and making unnecessary

4) Manufacturing and keeping weapons and devices to cause violence.

5) Hoarding things relating to worldly and sensual enjoyments.

Besides these five violations, in this vow 15 (Karmadans) must be renounced (Karn adan means those propensities that cause actions that bind us in karma.)

Karmadan--Renouncing certain other propensities.

(1) Angar Karm: Activities relating to fire.

Engaging in those occupations that require excessive use of fire such as putting up brick-kilns; running factories for making soap and oil and for making match-boxes and crackers and engaging in industries to make alkalis like washing soda and ashes.

(2) Vankarm: Activity relating to trees etc.

Engaging in business activities that necessitate cutting of green plants and trees-such as getting a jungle cut; peeling fruits; making gum etc., or running a paper mill- keeping a grazing ground for cattle etc.

(3) Shakat Karm: Manufacturing and selling of bullock carts, tongas, motor vehicles, cars, buses, taxies, riksha, etc.

(4) Bhatak Karm: Giving vehicles cattle on hire or existing only on the hire-money obtained thus.

(5) Sphotak Karm: Engaging in activities such as blasting the earth or breaking stones; cutting them into pieces; making a tank by digging the earth; cutting tunnels; digging wells or digging the land; getting tunnels made, etc.

(6) Laksha Vanijya: (business relating to wax)-

Carrying on business in lac or wax or alkalis that necessitate killing of too many creatures; manufacturing blue; engaging in industries for making soap and other detergents.

(7) Dant Vanijya: (Doing business in ivory ).

Carrying on business in ivory; engaging in business activities in respect of musk, the hides of animals and the feathers of birds.

(8) Ras Vanijya; (Business relating to rasas or tasty Iiquids, etc.)

Making ghee. oil, butter and honey, alcoholic drinks and selling them.

(9) Kesh Vanijya: (Carrying on business in hair).

Carrying on business in selling the hair of human beings or animals and dealing in cattle.

(10) Vish Vanijya: Business in poisons.

Manufacturing different kinds of poisons or poisonous substances or destructive weapons and dealing in them.

(11) Yantrapilan Karm: Relating to machinery.

Running industries with various kinds of machines selling them or gettinq them run for hire.

(12) Nirlanchan Karm: Relating to animals and birds.

Cutting the limbs of animals and birds. drenching them in water or castrating them.

(13 ) Dav Danav Karm: Burning and demolition.

Setting fire to things or burning things such as forests, houses etc., out of enmity or spite,

(14) Asatiposhan Karm:

Running a brothel for livelihood, keeping animals, birds, etc., and showing them as an amusement for earning money. Carrying on business in meat, eggs, etc.



The Samayik vrat

The vow to be seated at a certain (asan) place for one muhurth or 48 minutes; to renounce all sinful propensities of word, thought and deed and to carry out spiritual studies, meditation, recitation of hymns, etc., according to prescription.

Atichar: Violations

1) Entertaining wicked thoughts and to keep thinking of the pros and cons of
    things so as to disturb the mind.

2) Uttering lies, disagreeable words and improper words.

3) Performing bodily actions that are inauspicious, improper and undesirable.

4) Taking a vow for Samayik and forgetting it.

5) Taking the Samayik not according to prescription.