Jain World
Sub-Categories of Passions

Mangalasutra - Precepts On The Auspicious

Jinasasanasutra - Precepts On Jina's Teachings
Sanghasutra - Precepts Of Religious Order
Nirupanasutra - Precepts On Scriptural Exposition
Samsaracakrasutra - Precepts On the Transmigratory cycle
  Karmasutra - Precepts On Karms
  Mithyatvasutra - Precepts On Wrong Faith
  Raga-pariharasutra - Precepts On Renunciation Of Attachment
  Dharmasutra - Precepts On religion
  Samyamasutra - Precepts On Self-Restraint
  Aparigrahasutra - Precepts On Non-Possessiveness
  Ahimsasutra - Precepts On Non-Violence
  Apramadasutra - Precepts On Vigilance
  Siksasutra - Precepts On Education
  Atmasutra - Precepts On Soul
  Moksamargasutra - Precepts On The Path Of Liberation
  Ratnatrayasutra - Precepts On Three Jewels
  Samyag-Darsana-Sutra - Precepts Of Right Faith
  Samyagjnanasutra - Precepts On Right Knowledge
  Samyakcaritrasutra - Precepts On Right Conduct
  Sadhanasutra - Precepts On spiritual Realization
  Dvividha Dharmasutra - Precepts On the Two Paths of Relitgion
  Sravakadharmasutra - Precepts on householders's Religion
  Sramanadharmasutra - Precepts On Religion Of Monks
  Vratasutra - The Precepts On Vows
  Samiti-Guptisutra - Precepts On Carefulness (Samiti) and Self-Control (Gupti)
  Avasyakasutra - Precepts On Obligatory Duties
  Tapasutra - Precepts on Penance
  Dhyanasutra - Precepts On Meditation
  Anupreksasutra - Precepts On Reflection
  Lesyasutra - Precept On Soul-Colouring (Lesyas)
  Atmavikasasutra (Gunasthana)
Precepts On Spiritual Progress (Gunasthanas)
  Samlekhanasutra - Precepts On Passionless Deaths
  Tattvasutra - Precepts On Fundamental Truths
  Dravysutra - Precepts On The Substance
  Srstisutra - Precepts On Universe
  Anekantasutra - The Precepts On Non-Absolutism
  Pramanasutra - Precepts On Valid Knowledge
  Nayasutra - Precepts On View-Point
  Syadvada Va Saptabhangisutra - Syadvada & Sptabhangi Sutra
  Samanvayasutra - Precepts On Reconciliation
  Niksepasutra - Precepts Of Installation
  Samapana Conclusion
  Virastavana Hymn To Mahavira

23. Sravakadharmasutra - Precepts on householders's Religion



Sampattadamsanai, paidiyaham jaijana sunei ya.

Samayarim paramam jo, khalu tam savagam bimti. (301)

He is called a Sravaka (householder) who, being endowed with right faith, listens every day to the preachings of the monks about right conduct. (301)


Pamcumvarasahiyam, satta vi visanai jo vivajjei.

Sammattavisuddhamai, so damsanasavao bhanio. (302)

A pious householder is one who has given up (eating) five udumbar-fruits (like banyan, Pipala, fig (Anjeer), kathumara and pakar), is free from seven vices and is called Darsana Sravaka, a man whose intellect is purified by right faith.(302)


Itthi juyam majjam, migavva vayane taha farusaya ya.

Dandafarusattamatthassa dusanam satta vasanaim. (303)

The seven vices are: (1) sexual intercourse with other than one's own wife, (2) gambling, (3) drinking liquou (4) hunting, (5) harshness in speech, (6) harsh in punishment and (7) misappropriation of other's property. (303)


Mamsasanena vaddhai dappo dappena majjamahilasai.

Juyam pi ramai to tam, pi vannie paunai dose. (304)

Meat-eating increases pride, pride creates a desire for intoxicating drinks and pleasure in gambling; and thus springs up all aforesaid vices. (304)


Loiyasatthammi vi, vanniyam jaha gayanagamino vippa.

Bhuvi mamsasanena padiya, tamha na paumjae mamsam. (305)

Scriptures of other religions have described that sages moving in air have fallen to the ground on eating meat; therefore meat-eating should be avoided. (305)


Mijjena naro avaso, kunai kammani nimdanijjam.

Ihaloe paraloe, anuhavai anamtayam dukkham. (306)

A person loses control over himself by drinking intoxicating liquors and commits manycensurable deeds. He experiences endless miseries both in this world and in the next. (306)


Samvegajanidakarana, nissalla mamdaro vva nikkampa.

Jassa dadha jinabhatti, tassa bhayam natthi samsare. (307)

A person who has firm devotion towards Jina like the steady mountain Meru, inclination for renunciation and is free from defects of character (salya) will have no fear in this world. (307)


Sattu vi mittabhavam, jamha uvayai vinayasilassa.

Vinao tivihena tao, kayavvo desaviraena. (308)

Since even an enemy approaches a man of humility with friendliness, a house-holder must cultivate humility of three kinds: (in thought, speech and action). (308)


Panivahamusavae, adattaparadaraniyamanehim ca.

Aparimiicchao vi ya, anuvvauyaim viramanaim. (309)

Injury to living beings (himsa), speaking falsehood, taking away a thing which is not given (theft), secual enjoyment with other than one's own wife (incontinence) and limitless desire for possession (parigraha)-abstinence from these acts are called (five) small vows. (309)


Bandhavahacchavicchee, aibhare bhattapanavucchee.

Kohaidusiyamano, gomanuyaina no kujja. (310)

One should not tie, injure, mutilate, load heavy burdens and deprive from food and drink any nimal or human being with a polluted mind by anger or other passions (these five) are the transgration (aticara) of the vow of Ahimsa. (310)


Thulamusavayassa u, virai duccam, sa pamcaha hoi.

Kannagobhu alliya-nasaharana-kudasakkhijje. (311)

Refraining from major type of falsefood is the second vow; this major type of falsehood is of five kinds; speaking untruth about unmarried girls, animals and land, repudiating debts or pledges and giving false evidence. (311)


Sahasa abbhakkhanam, rahasa ya sadaramamtabheyam ca.

Mosovaesayam, kudalehakaranam ca vajjijja. (312)

making a false charge rashly (or without consideration), divulging any one's secret, disclosing the secrets confided to by one's own wife, giving false advice and preparation of a false document or writing these should be avoided. (312)


Vajjijja tenahada-takkarajogam viruddharajjam ca.

Kudatulakudamanam, tappadiruvam ca vavaharam. (313)

One should desist from: buying stolen property, inciting another to commit theft, avoiding the rules of government, use of false weights and measures adulteration and preparation to counterfeit coins and notes. (313)


ittariyapariggahiya parigahiyagamananangakidam ca.

Paravivahakkaranam, kame tivvabhilasam ca. (314)

One should refrain from having intercourse with a woman kept by a vagabond or with one looked after by none, from committin unnatural sexual act, from arranging another's marriage (alternatively from marrying twice) and from intense desire for sexual act. (314)


Viraya pariggahao, aparimiao anamtatanhao.

Bahudosasamkulao, narayagaigamanapamthao.

Khittai hirannai dhanai dupayai kuviyagassa taha.

Sammam visuddhacitto, na pamanaikkamam kujja. (315 & 316)

Persons should refrain from accumulation of unlimited property due to unquenchable thirst (i.e. greed) as it becomes a pathway to hell and results in numerous faults. A righteous and pure-minded person should not exceed the self-imposed limit in the acquisition of lands, gold, wealth, servants, cattle, vessels and pieces of furniture. (315 & 316)


Bhavijja ya santosam, gahiyamiyanim ajanamanenam.

Thovam puno na evan, gihinassamo tti cintijja. (317)

A person who has accepted the vow to limit the possessions should remain contented (with what he has). He should not think for himself, "This time I have resolved to possess a little (amount of property) unknowingly but in future I will not do that i. e. if it will be necessary I will accumulate more. (317)


Jam ca disaveramanam, anatthadandau jam ca veramanam.

Desavagasiyam pi ya, gunavvayaim bhave taim. (318)

Resolving not to ravel beyond the self-determined limits of ten directions (digvrata), refraining from purposeless activities (Anarthadandaviramanavrata) and resolving not to cross the fixed regional boundaries for the purpose of sensuous enjoyments (desavakasika) these are three gunavratas (i. e., the three meritorious vows). (318)