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.
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
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.
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
3) Not carefully and thoroughly examining the Places
where one moves
4) Not cleaning the places where excretion, etc., are
passed or not cleaning
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.
1) The giving of proper food, etc., mixing it with
things obtained from raw
vegetables and grains such things as Sadhus and Sadhvis
2) Covering food, etc., with plates etc., containing
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
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.