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 Deshavakashik vrat.

The eight vows described earlier are to be observed throughout one's life. Extending the concessions of those austerities from one to many days; for this. performing Samayik for one day and trying to free oneself from sinful tendencies.

Atichar: Violations

1) Sending a message beyond the limits of the prescribed area and getting
    things by means of signals.

2) Sending a person to fetch something.

3) Suggesting one's ideas through coughing or other such gestures.

4) Revealing thoughts by signals and peeping out.

5) Revealing one's presence by throwing stones, etc.


The Paushadhopavas Vrat

Paushadh is the name given to those activities that enhance the speed of spiritual endeavors and provide strength to them. Renouncing eating and drinking water; being immersed in spiritual reflections; and renouncing thoughts relating to domestic life; carrying on for 12 to 24 hours, or throughout the day or night or from one day to many days, the austerity of performing certain activities for spiritual attainments according to the vow prescribed.

Atichar: Violations

1) Not examining minutely the place of residence, the clothes. blankets and shawls or doing this carelessly.

2) Not cleaning the residence, not washing the clothes, etc., or doing these
    things carelessly.

3) Not carefully and thoroughly examining the Places where one moves

4) Not cleaning the places where excretion, etc., are passed or not cleaning
    them properly.

5) Not taking the Paushadh according to prescriptions or taking it late and
    completing it in a hurry; and reducing the time.


The Atithi Samvibhag Vrat

The vow to give with a feeling of selflessness. with love and respect, food, water and other such things necessary for existence to Sadhus and Sadhvis, Shravaks and Shravikas and to fellow Jains according to one's ability and means.

Atichar Violations

1) The giving of proper food, etc., mixing it with things obtained from raw
    vegetables and grains such things as Sadhus and Sadhvis cannot accept)

2) Covering food, etc., with plates etc., containing raw vegetables.

3) "This food belongs to somebody else." Giving this pretext and putting off
    ( if one does not like to give).

4) Going to invite Sadhus, etc., after the time for receiving Biksha (food) is

5) Giving charity out of a feeling of jealousy or rivalry.

Any person can take these 12 vows for the whole life or for a fixed period of time. Besides these vows, there are other Sadhanas ( austerities ) meant for the daily life of noble Jain householders.