Are there any living Tirthankaras in Jambudvip?
How many living Tirthankaras are there in Jambudvip?
How many special qualities does an Arihant have?
Are all Tirthankars, Arihants?
Are all Arihants, Tirthankars?
As a kevali, how may Chaturmas were observed by Tirthanakra Lord Mahavira?
Where were Chaturmas observed by Tirthanakra Lord Mahavira?
One at Asthika
Three at Champa and Prishti Champa
Twelve at Uaisali or Vanijyagram
Fourteen at Rajgrih or Nalanda
In how many years did Mahavira attain Kevaljnan after renunciation?
Twelve and one-half years
How many dreams did the mother of Tirthankar see during conception?
Fourteen according to Svetambaras and Sixteen according to Digambaras
Do all Jains worship idols?
Svetambar Derawasi, Digambar Bispantis and Terapanthi worship idols.
Svetambar Sthanakvasi and Terapanthi and Digambar Taranpanthis do not
Did Mahavira worship in any temple?
Was the Jain order divided in different sects during the lifetime of Lord
No, there were both kinds of monks during the life of Lord Mahavir.
What is at the upper end of Urdhva Loka?
Does the Jiva in Avirati Samyak Drishti Gunasthanak understand the
teachings of Jinas? Yes
How many vows can a Shravak observe in Deshvirati Gunasthanak?
He can observe vows according to his capacity. Some take one vow; some
take more up to all the twelve vows of a layman (shravak). Some might
also observe even eleven Pratimas.
In how many Gunasthanaks are all the passions in operation?
The first eleven Gunasthanaks
How many types of Jivas are in Suksham Sampraya Gunasthanak?
Upshamak and Kshapak.
Does the soul get liberated if one dies in Upsham Mohaniya Gunasthanak?
No, it is born in Anuttar Viman; from there it has to take one more birth
to be liberated.
What happens if a Jiva does not die in the Upsham Mohaniya Gunasthanak?
It will return to the tenth or nineth gunasthanak within one antah muharta
and may fall all the way to the first stage of Mithyatva Gunasthanak.
In the state of Sayogi Kevali, is the Jiva without karma?
No, Jiva has destroyed four ghati karmas, but four aghati karmas are still
What are the four karmas, which a Sayogi Kevali does not have?
Do Sayogi Kevalis preach?
Yes and no
Svetambers believe that Sayogi Kevalis preach, while Digambars believe
they do not.
How many qualities does a Dravya have and what are they?
Special qualities (Guna)
How many common qualities (Guna) of a Dravya are there?
Many, but there are six important qualities.
What are the six important common qualities (Samanya Guna) of the Dravya?
What are the six Dravyas?
What are the two divisions or Paryaya?
What are the two divisions of Vyanjan Paryaya?
Svabhav Vyanjan Paryaya
Vibhav Vyanjan Paryaya
What are the two divisions of Praman?