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?
Can you give an example of one sensed Jivas?
Examples of one-sensed jivas are:
How many paryaptis do one-sensed Jiva have?
How many prans do the one-sensed Jiva have?
What is the name for the group of Jivas with two senses?
Can you give the examples of two-sensed Jivas?
Examples of two-sensed jivas are:
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?
How many prans do the two-sensed Jivas have?
What is the name for the group of Jivas with three senses?
Can you give the examples of the three-sensed Jivas?
Examples of three sensed jivas are:
Insects in wheat, etc
How many paryapties do the three-sensed Jivas have?
How many prans do the three-sensed Jivas have?
What is the name for group of the Jivas with four senses?
Can you give the examples of four-sensed Jivas?
Examples of four sensed jivas are:
Flies of all kinds, etc.
How many paryapties do the four-sensed Jivas have?
How many prans do the four-sensed Jivas have?
What is the name for the group of Jivas with five senses?
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?
How many prans do five-sensed Jiva have?
What does Punya mean?
Whenever we do good deeds we accumulate good karmas which is called Punya.