Jain World
Sub Categories of Jain Books
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Book of Compassion
 

Introduction

 

Universe

  Consideration of aspects or ways of knowing things
 

Man as he actually Is

 

Karmas

  Causes of karmas
  Man as he may become
  Means to the end
  Stages of development (GUNASTHANA)
  First stage of development
  Second stage of development
  Third stage of development
  Fourth stage of development Part-1
  Love (Daya)
  Soiling of the right attitude
 

Scale of living beings

  Means whereby the right attitude maybe obtained
  Time
 

Thirty-five rules of conduct

 

Fourth stage of development-part-2

 

Fifth stage of development

 

Twelve special rules of conduct

 

Sixth to fourteenth stages of development

  Synthesis or Recapitulatiion
 

Bibliography

  Jain Books
  Catalog of Books in English
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  Catalog of Books in Gujarati
  List of Books, Topics & Sub-topics and Authors

SCALE OF LIVING BEINGS

 

The following is a scale of livings, by which we can estimate our position among them. And for those of us who have not yet reached the right attitude or fourth stage of development where soul outweighs matter, this scale is followed by three processes through which we must pass to get the right attitude, also by some thirty-five rules of life which will prevent us from falling spiritually and will bring us to the right attitude.

LIVING BEINGS

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Samsarin Siddha

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Sayogin Ayogin

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Chhadmastha Kevalin

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Samohin Amohin

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Udita-mohin Anudita-mohin

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Badara-mohin Suksma-mohin

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Sreni-rahita Sreni-rahita

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Aviratin Viratin

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Mithyatvin Samyaktvin

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Granthi-abhedin Granthi-bhedin

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Abhavya Bhavya

 

This table is read upwards, and is a division by dichotomy. The meanings of the names in the same order are as follows:

 

LIVING BEINGS

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Embodied Liberated

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Those embodied ones Those who have done

who have not stopped so. (This is only a

the activity of body, momentary state just

mind and speech. before passing to

liberation.)

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Living beings with Living beings with

imperfect knowledge perfect knowledge,

or omniscience.

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