There was a vast city named Ayodhya in Koshal country. There ruled a king
Padmavati was his favaurite wife.
alighted from the plane Savbartha got inearnated through Padmavati.
On Maturity Padmavati during the auspicious moment bore a child
effortlessly, King Harisinha
named his son Prithvichandra.
Then gradually having
studied different streams of sciences that pious Prithvichandra appealing
and appeasing young ladies'eyes grew young.
Prithvichandra grew fully young king Harisino got celelbratedly him wedded
Maternal Uncle's daughter Lalitsundari was his
most favourable senior most queen.
detached to sexual pleasures he was attracted atoll towards women, he
used to ponder thus constantly.
Oh! even though having
been totally detached to sexual life why my parents threw me into the
sea of world liness ? These women never leave me a alone at all.
So I search a remedy and pursuading these women take initiation then I
would realise the soul satisfaction.
Knowing about the
tense desire of his son Prithvichandra for living a religious life he out
of attachment, shed tears from his eyes and spoke this way.
Oh pious minded son-Prithvichandra we are now old and you are detached to
power and pleasures.
Therefore you tell me soon
thoughtfully what ever is necessary in this regard because at present you
are capable to conduct loyal administration and still we are covetous of
It is shameful among the subjects to continue
to rule even after the prince has prepared himself to do so. This is our
family tradition adopted by our forefathers to take initiation after the
next generation has been found competent to handle the ruling.
Therefore you take the charge of ruling the country and do not turn your
deaf ear to our proposal on hearing the father's words he obeyed his
Then Prithvichandra's coronation was pompously
celebrated by his father Harisinh our seeing which all the people were
astonished and pleased also.
Prithvichandra like Indra a leader of gods was ruling. Mean while a master
named sudhan came over there bowed and stood before him the king welcomed
and asked him to tell him some what different.
sheth also spoike, "There was a city named Hastipur in this Kurukshetra.
there a very wealthy master named Ratnasanachaya was the chief of the
He had a wife named Sumangala. They had a son who
was very virtuous handsome and talented when sumangala was pregnant she
dreamt drinking the sea.
Their son was known as Guna
Sagar, He gradually grew young day by day.
Bat by birth
Gunasagar was detached to worldly pleasures women and wealth could never
There were eight wealthy masters in that
city their eight daughters gradually reached their youth.
All the eight girls were attracted towards Ganasagar and considered him
only their husband.
On Knowing their daughters decision
to marry Gunasagar only their fathers arranged their (daughters')
marriages with Guna sagar the son of the wealthy master.
Some day sitting in a balcony Gunasager happened to see a saint rushing
forward like a religion in eavnated he seemed to have controlled speech
and pacified himself.
He guessed where he had seen him
and suddenly he remembered his past birt and ascetism practised during it.
Then affected with keen desire for rununciation he said to his parents
that he would not stay any longer than in the custody of the world.
Please allow me for initiation In reply parents said, "Dear son ! is it
proper for you to take initiation in your young age ?'
Son! if you are quite keen to take initiation first of all many these
girls and then do what ever you like.
Gunasagar abayed the prayer of parents and with great celebration he
married all the girls.
After getting married with the
ladies Gunsager waited in the wedding stage and at that time a strange
Gunasager setting his sight fixed on the
point of his noise began to meditate and controlled his all organs
thinking that he would renunciate and become a monk.
Thus I shall practise a penance show modesty towards seniors observe the
rules and vigilence, remain alert and prepared to medidate and do various
Thus in solitude during the meditation
he remembered the practice in his past birth and became totally detached
to worldliness Every moment he felt purification in his heart. His all
misdeeds burnt to ashes and Gunasagar realised eternal and absolute
Those newly weded women got releived from the
heat of karm (deeds) in the wedding stage itself and acheived the
spiritual bliss of eternal knowledge called kevalgynana.
Ratnasanchaya and sumangala on witnessing the supremacy of the eternal
knowledge complemented frequently and doing so their deeds turned light
their interest into continence was roused their deeds were destroyed and
they realised salvation.
Oh King ! here I have told you
a strange story on hearing this prithvichandra the king began to ponder
Ratnasanchaya and Sumangala was in deed the
ocean of virtues because in a very short time he burnt up his all deeds
totally and realised the eternal knowledge.
having been alert and detached to wordly affairs how was I encaged into
the cage of worldliness following the advice of my skilled parents ?
When shall I take holy initiation ? when shall I wander freely keeping no
difference between a friend and a foe ?
king prithvichandra within a moment destroyed all the deeds and realised
the absolute eternal knowledge.
On hearing his life his
all sixteen queens also got detached and realised eternal bliss.
Then Padmavati and Harisinh the queen and the king having heard the
sermons from the monk destroyed all the deeds and realised salvation.
Then sudhan sheth asked Prithvichandra the monk oh Samyanidhi ? Lord
Prithivichandra ! How and why do you seen similar-both of you and
Gunasager like brother ? Then Prithvichandra the total knower told him
that there he was Kusumayadha.
There was my brother
named Kasumkesuasho was an ocean of the gems of virtues the same fellow
has been reinearbnated as ganasagar making his name meaningful.
Every thing is here so the similarily is found between me and gunasagar on
hearing the monks words sadhan sheth also shook his head.
Prithvichandra and his all other associates observed kaivaly a vigilance
for lakhs of years and ultimately realised salvation.