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THE PATH OF ARHAT

Justice T.U.Mehta

ETHICS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Actions follow the doer, Search for Responsibility and Sramana line, Mahavira's Synthesis, Theories of Yadrcchavada (Freewill), Gosala's Niyativada (Determinism), Other Theories (Kalavada : Time theory, Svabhavavada : Theories of Intrinsic Nature, and Isvaravada : Theory of Ruling Force), Mahavira's Approach (Synthesis resulting from Syadvada), Psychological approach of Mahavira (Emphasis on Bhava, Intention, Dr. Jung's deeper level of sub-conscious is Mahavira's theory of Bhava-karma, Mahavira's rejection of Jamali's theory of ‘Kade-Kade', Cosmic law of causation and Karmic body), Categories of Karmas (Gautam's dilemma), Duration of Karmic Bondage ,Nature of Bondage, Mitigation of Bondage, Fresh Karmas, Life's activities (Actions without attachment), Good actions bind if motivated, Consequences of Karma Theory 1.

"If the world is will, it must be a world of suffering. And first, because, Will itself indicates want, and its grasp is always greater than its reach, for every wish that is satisfied, there remain ten that are denied. Desire is infinite, fulfilment is limited. It is like the alms thrown to a beggar, that keeps him alive today in order that his misery may be prolonged tomorrow. As long as our consciousness is filled by our will, so long as we have fears, so long as we are given into the throngs of desires, with their constant hopes and fears, so long as we are subject to willing, we can never have lasting happiness or peace. The realised desire develops a new desire, and so on, endlessly."

Schopenhauer.