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Chapter - 18

 

 

What is the maximum duration of Gotra karma?

Twenty krora-krori sagaropam

 

What is the maximum duration of Nam Karma?

Twenty krora-krori sagaropam

 

What is the maximum duration of Mohaniya Karma?

Seventy krora-krori sagaropam

 

What is the maximum duration of Shata Vedniya Karma?

Fifteen krora-krori sagaropam

 

What is the maximum duration of Ashata Vedniya Karma?

Thirty krora-krori sagaropam

 

What is the maximum age of an infernal being?

Thirty-three sagaropam

 

What is the maximum age of a celestial being?

Thirty-three sagaropam

 

What is the maximum age of an Aquatic five-sensed Jiva?

Krora purva.

 

Which karma is responsible to be a Tirthankar?

Tirthankar Nam Karma

 

What is Gunasthanak?

Grading of Jiva according to its spiritual elevation.

 

What is the name of the lowest stage of spiritual elevation?

Mithyatva Gunasthanak

 

Why is the first gunasthanak called Mithyatva Gunasthanak?

In this stage a person accepts wrong as right and right as wrong.

 

What are the basic symptoms to recognize one in mithyatva gunasthanak?

He has no belief in the path shown by Jina.

 

Where does a Jiva go after death in the fourteenth Gunasthanak?

The Jiva goes to Moksha. He is liberated forever from the cycle of births and deaths.

 

What is the second Gunasthanak?

Sansvadan Samyakdrishti Gunasthanak

 

What is the maximum duration of a Jiva in Sansvadan Samyak Drishti Gunasthanak?

It is much less than a second.  It is six avalika added to seven samaya.

 

What is the third Gunasthanak?

It is Mishra Gunasthanak.

 

What does Mishra Gunasthanak mean?

In this gunasthanak, one keeps swinging like a pendulum between the right and the wrong views. Therefore he develops neither liking nor disliking in the teachings of Jina.

 

Where can a Jiva go from Mithyatva Gunasthanak?

Jiva can go to the third or fourth gunasthanaks.

 

What is the maximum duration of a Jiva in Mishra Gunasthanak?

Less than one Muhurat

 

What is a Mahurat?

It is a measure of time, and is equal to fourty-eight minutes.

 

Why is the fourth Gunasthan called an Avirati Samyaktva Gunasthanak?

In this gunasthanaks have right faith and knows about vows (restraintI but is unable to practice the vows (restraints).

 

What is the lowest level of rebirth if one dies in Avirati Samyak Gunasthanak?

First devlok

 

What is the sixth Gunasthanak?

Pramat Sanyati Gunasthanak

 

What is the fifth Gunasthanak?

Desh Virati Gunasthanak

 

What is the maximum duration of Desh Virati Gunasthanak?

Eight and one-half years less than one crore purva

 

What is the minimum duration of Desh Virati Ganasthanak?

Less than 48 minutes

 

What is the minimum numbers of rebirth a Jiva may have to go through if he dies during the level of Pramat Sanyati Gunasthanak?

Three

 

What is the minimum duration of Pramat Sanyati Gunasthanak?

Less than a muhurat

 

What is the maximum duration of Pramat Sanyati Gunasthanak?

Eight and a half years less than one Crore Purva

 

What is Sanyati?

A Sadhu

 

What is the maximum numbers of rebirth a Jiva may have to go through if he dies during the level of Apramatta Sanyati Gunastahnak?

Three

 

What is the maximum duration of Apramatt Sanyati Gunasthanak?

Less than a Muharat

 

What is the eighth Gunasthanak?

Nivrati Badar Gunasthanak or Apoorva Karan Gunasthanak

 

What is the second name of Nivrati Badar Gunasthanak?

Apoorva Karaan Gunasthanak

 

What is the maximum duration of Apoorva Karan Gunasthanak?

Less than a Muhurata

 

What is Kshapak Shreni?

In Kshapak Shreni, various karmas are removed forever from the soul as it progresses.

It starts from the ninth, to tenth Gunasthanas and then progresses to the twelth Gunasthanak and bypasses the eleventh Gunasthanak. After that the salvation of Jiva is guranted during that life.