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Chapter - 3

 

 

What is meant by the Jiva?

Jiva means one which can breathe,  regenarate or reproduce, eat and have mind to think, etc.

 

What are the different Jivas?

The souls are divided into two categories.

 

How are the different Jivas described depending upon spirituality?

There are two kind of jivas:

1) the liberated souls, the muktatma, the soul that is bodiless and has been once and for all freed from the bondage of all the karmas and cycle of births and deaths.

2) the non-liberated souls, samsari atma, the soul that has a body and is caught in the bondage of karmas and cycle of births and deaths.

 

How many senses are there?

There are five senses.

 

What is the paryapti?

Paryapti means  a special power through which jiva converts matter (pudgal)  like food into an energy.

 

How many different Paryaptis are there?

There are six paryapties.

 

What is the  Pran?

The Pran means vitality.

 

How many different Prans are there?

There are ten prans.

 

What is the name for the group of Jivas with one sense?

Ekindriya Jivas

 

Can you give an example of one sensed Jivas?

Examples of one-sensed jivas are:

Earth,

Water,

Fire,

Air, and

Vegetable beings.

 

How many paryaptis do one-sensed Jiva have?

Four 

 

How many prans do the one-sensed Jiva have?

Four 

 

What is the name for the group of Jivas with two senses?

Beindriya Jivas

 

Can you give the examples of two-sensed Jivas?

Examples of two-sensed jivas are:

Germs,

the microbes in stale food,

the minute creatures in water,

the worms that eat away wood, etc.

 

How many paryapties do the two-sensed Jivas have?

Five

 

How many prans do the two-sensed Jivas have?

Six

 

What is the name for the group of  Jivas with three senses?

Teindriya Jivas

 

Can you give the examples of the three-sensed Jivas?

Examples of three sensed jivas are:

Centipedes,

Bugs,

Lice,

White ants,

Moths, and

Insects in wheat, etc

 

How many paryapties do the three-sensed Jivas have?

Five

 

How many prans do the three-sensed Jivas have?

Seven

 

What is the name for group of the Jivas with four senses?

Chaurendriya Jivas

 

Can you give the examples of four-sensed Jivas?

Examples of four sensed jivas are:

Scorpions,

Crickets,

Spiders,

Beetles,

Locusts,

Flies of all kinds, etc.

 

How many paryapties do the four-sensed Jivas  have?

Five 

 

How many prans do the four-sensed Jivas have?

Eight

 

What is the name for the group of Jivas with five senses?

Panchendriya Jivas

 

Can you give examples of five-sensed Jivas?

1) Naraki ‑ the jivas in hell.

2) Tiryanch ‑ those that live on earth ‑ animals, birds, fish, etc.

3) Dev ‑ those that live in the haven ‑ dev/angels.

4) Manushya ‑ human beings. 

 

How many paryapties do five-sensed Jiva have?

Six

 

How many prans do five-sensed Jiva have?

Ten

 

What does Punya mean?

Whenever we do good deeds we accumulate good karmas which is called  Punya.