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Chapter - 12

 

 

Can you name the 11th Gunasthanak?

Upashant-moha Gunasthanak

 

Can you name the 12th Gunasthanak?

Kshina-moha Gunasthanak

 

Can you name the 13th Gunasthanak?

Sayogi Kevali Gunasthanak

 

Can you name the 14th Gunasthanak?

Ayogi Kevali Gunasthanak

 

Does a person go to 12th Gunasthanak from 11th?

No, it falls to 10th and can go further down upto the 1st Gunasthanak.

 

Does a person fall from the 12th Gunasthanak?

No, it never falls from there.

 

What is the Leshya?

The various mental tendencies which a soul undergoes are called Leshyas.

 

How many different Leshyas are there?

There are six Leshyas.

 

Can you name all the Leshyas?

Krishna (Black) Leshya,

Neel (Blue) Leshya,

Kapot (Brown) Leshya,

Tejo (Red) Leshya,

Padma (Yellow) Leshya,

Shukla (White) Leshya.

 

Can you name the worst Lesyas?

Krishna (Black) Leshya

 

Can you name the best Leshya?

Shukla (White) Leshya.

 

Can you name the bad leshyas?

Krishna (Black) Leshya,

Neel (Blue) Leshya,

Kapot (Brown) Leshya.

 

Can you name the good leshyas?

Tejo (Red) Leshya,

Padma (Yellow) Leshya,

Shukla (White) Leshya.

 

What is the characteristic of Krishna (Black) Leshya?

A person who shows no compassion at all, and does not show even a slightest mercy.  Everyone is afraid of him. His anger soon turns into violence.  He always burns with jealousy and anger.   He is filled with animosity and malice.  He does not believe in the religion.

 

Where does a person get born if he/she dies while in the Krishna (Black) Leshya?

If he dies in this state of mind, he will go to the hell.

 

What is the characteristic of Neel (Blue) Leshya?

A person is burning with pride and is very haughty.  He is not reliable.  People avoid his company.  He is a lazy, a cheater, and a hypocrate. He avoids the religious lectures. He is a coward and filled with passions.

 

Where does a person get born if he/she dies while in the Neel (Blue) Leshya?

If he dies in this state of mind, he would be born as a plant.

 

What is the characteristic of Kapot (Brown) Leshya?

A person is always sad, and gloomy and dejected.  He finds fault in others and is vindicative.  He does not spare even the noble souls.  He boasts of himself.  He is excited over small matters. He lacks mental balance.

 

Where does a person get born if he/she dies while in the Kapot (Brown) Leshya?

If he dies in this state of mind, he would be reborn as a bird, or an animal.

 

What is the characteristic of Tejo (Red) Leshya?

A person is very careful about his actions, and discriminates between good and evil.  He is afraid of doing bad deeds.   He is kind, benevolent, and religious. He has a balanced personality. He leads a harmonious life. 

 

Where does a person get born if he/she dies while in the Tejo (Red) Leshya?

If he dies in this state of mind, he will be reborn as a human being.

 

What is the characteristic of  Padma (Yellow) Leshya?

A person who is kind and benevolent and forgives even his enemies. He observes some austerities.  He is very conscious and vigilant in keeping his vows. When asked for the help even by his enemy, he helps them. He does not lose his balance in pleasure or pain. He is always cheerful.

 

Where does a person get born if he/she dies while in the Padma (Yellow) Leshya?

If he dies in this leshya, he will be born in heaven as a demigod.

 

What is the characteristic of Shukla (White) Leshya?

A person having no attachment or hatred; whatsoever, treats everyone alike. He is trustworthy. He treats every soul as his own soul. He remains immersed in soul experience and self‑realization.

 

Where does a person get born if he/she dies while in the Shukla (White) Leshya?

If he dies in this state of mind, he will be liberated from the cycle of birth and death.

 

Can a person's leshya change?

Yes, leshya can change within a fraction of a second, too.

 

Does leshya  play a role in accumulation of karmas?

Yes, leshya brings the mental tendency which in turn causes actions. So, leshya does play part in accumulating, as well as, sheding karmas.

 

What is the Pratikraman?

This is a process of repentance (prayschitta) during which we repent for our wrongful doing during our daily life, and remind us to restrain from doing so again. This helps us to bring back the soul that has lost its way in the meshes of outward actions and pursuits.

 

How many times should one do the Pratikraman in a day?

As a Jain if possible, one should do pratikramans twice a day.

 

What are the different Pratikramans?

There are five different types:

1) Devasi Pratikraman:

2) Rayi Pratikraman:

3) Pakhi Pratikraman:

4) Chomasi Pratikraman:

5) Samvatsari Pratikraman: