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Chapter - 19



What is the ninth Gunasthanak?

Anivratti Badar Gunasthanak


Which of the passions are still in Suksham Sampraya Gunasthanak?

Only a slight greed still exists in this gunastahnak, while the rest of all passions are either destroyed or suppressed.


What is the maximum duration of Suksham Sampraya Gunasthanak?

Less than a Muhurat


Why are Anuttar Viman so called?

Jiva from these viman is sure to be born as a man, and would attain liberation

in the next life.


What is the maximum stay of a Jiva in Upshant Mohaniya Gunasthanak?

Less than a Muhurat


What is the twelfth Gunasthanak?

Ksheena Mohaniya Gunasthanak


What is the maximum stay in Ksheena Mohaniya Gunasthanak?

Less than a Muhurat


What is the thirteenth Gunasthanak?

Sayogi Kevali Gunasthanak


Why is the soul called Sayogi Kevali?

In this stage jiva has attained Kevalgnan and also carries out all three yogas; mind, speech, and body.


What is the fourteenth Gunasthanak?

Ayogi Kevali Gunasthanak


What is manoratha?

Manoratha is an auspicious thought activity for spiritual uplift.


What is Vyatikrama?

It is to start the bodily activity transgressing the vow.


When is the paushadha vow usually observed by a shravak?

On auspicious days like 8th, 14th or 15th day of each half cycle of the month


What is done during the Paushadha vow?

In paushadha vrat, a person spends 36 hours starting from the previous evening and next full day till early morning next day in spiritual activities and meditation. During this time, one usually does not take any food or drink, does not have any sexual desires, or decorate the body, etc. They stop all inauspicious activities of the mind, body, and speech.


What is the vow of Samayik?

It is to stop inauspicious vibrations of the mind, body, and speech for forty-eight minutes.


Who is a Shravak?

Shravak is one who believes in spiritual teachings and listens to the scriptures.


What is the meaning of Apurva Karan?

Apurva means not earlier, and Apurva Karan menas Jiva has not done sucht thought activity before.


What is an Apurva Karan state?

It is the highest state of spiritual thought activity in first gunasthanak when a person begins to realize wrong belief and gives up severe ( Anantanubandhi - error-feeding) passions and ignorance, and obtains the right vision is called Apurva Karan.


What is Yatha Pravritti Karan?

It is the state of Jiva when the thought activity is so good that he reduces the period of all karmas except Ayushya Karma to less than kroda krodi Sagropam years.


What is Karan?

It is the activity of the soul.


What is the first Gunasthanak?

First gunasthanak is the stage where jiva does not realize right from wrong.


What is Samyaktva?

Samyaktva is to have faith in the description of jiva and ajiva and the other seven fundamentals as described by Jina.


What is Sanshayik Mithyatva?

To doubt the preaching of Tirthankar is sanshayik mithyatva


What is Mithyatva?

The false thought-activity


Who is Mithyadrishti?

Jiva that has no belief in the teachings of the preceptor, due to a wrong perception is called Mithyadrishti.


What is the total number of types of angels?



Who are the Vimanik angels?

Vimanik are angels residing in higher plane of the universe in Vimans.


What are the names of the twelve Kalpopann angels?

Saudharma angels,

Ishan angels,

Sanatrumar angels,

Mahendra angels,

Brahma angels,

Lantak angels,

Maha Shukra angels,

Sahasrar angels,

Aanat angels,

Pranat angels,

Aaran angels, and

Achyut angels.


Whom do Parmadhami angels trouble?

Hellish beings.


What are the names of the ten Bhavanpati angels?

Asur Kumar,

Nag Kumar,

Swaran Kumar,

Vidyut Kumar,

Agni Kumar,

Dweep Kumar,

Udadhi Kumar,

Disha Kumar,

Pawan Kumar, and

Stanit Kumar.