Jain World
Sub-Categories of Passions


I. Samayasara Samayaprabharitam
II. Soul and Non-soul (Jiva-Ajiva)
III. The Ethic of Action
IV. Demerit and Merit (Punya Papa)
  V. Inflow of Karmas
  VI. Checking of Karmas (Samvara)
  VII. The shedding of Karmas (Nirjara)
  VIII. Bondage  (Bandha)
  IX. Liberation (Moksha)
  X. Liberation Pure bsolute Knowledge
  XI. Samayasara

Chapter  I - Samayasara Samayaprabharitam



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          42.          The mediums of motion, etc., are not mine. I am only the attentive one. The knowers of the pure soul call me as having no concern with (substances, such as) mediums of motion.



          The soul with its special quality of consciousness knows itself and all the other substances (Dravyas), which are knowable; but being one with itself, it cannot lose itself in the other knowable, which have a separate existence. Philosophers variously believe that all is knowledge, or all is the soul, or there exist no different and individual souls, or mater, space, time, and modes of motion and rest. The many-sided (Anedkanta) Jaina philosophy differs from these one-sided (Ekanta) views. One soul can neither be other souls, nor it can be other non-soul substances. This fact is clear to the experience and realization of every wise man.


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          43.          I (am) one (i. e., myself) really pure, full of perfect conation and knowledge, always immaterial. Another (i. e., the non-self) is never mine in any wy, even to the extent of an atom.



          This Gatha explains the essence of this chapter. It shows what is �Samaya Sara�. A right-believer must realise himself as being quite pure and in reality a store of all knowledge, all-conation, all-happiness, all-peacefulness, without any connection with any particle of matter or with any attribute of matter, such as, colour, smell, taste and touch. This knowledge and belief of his own identity with an Omniscient, Omnipotent, Limitless Consciousness leads to real self-meditation and self-concentration, which is the only true pah of liberation and happiness, from the real point of view. This is self-absorption (Sva-Samaya).