Jain World
Sub Categories of Jain Books
Books on Line
Book of Compassion
 

Introduction

 

Universe

  Consideration of aspects or ways of knowing things
 

Man as he actually Is

 

Karmas

  Causes of karmas
  Man as he may become
  Means to the end
  Stages of development (GUNASTHANA)
  First stage of development
  Second stage of development
  Third stage of development
  Fourth stage of development Part-1
  Love (Daya)
  Soiling of the right attitude
 

Scale of living beings

  Means whereby the right attitude maybe obtained
  Time
 

Thirty-five rules of conduct

 

Fourth stage of development-part-2

 

Fifth stage of development

 

Twelve special rules of conduct

 

Sixth to fourteenth stages of development

  Synthesis or Recapitulatiion
 

Bibliography

  Jain Books
  Catalog of Books in English
  Catalog of Books in Hindi
  Catalog of Books in Gujarati
  List of Books, Topics & Sub-topics and Authors

MEANS TO THE END

 

The means whereby an embodied soul can become a pure or liberated soul.

The underlying principles upon which these theories are based are : (1)the fact of the existence of soul, whose characteristic is knowledge (jiva); (2) the fact of the existence of matter of any other real thing which has no consciousness (ajiva); (3) impure souls draw matter towards themselves (asarva), and (4) incorporate it with their own being (bandha); thus has the embodied state of the soul been perpetuated, death being followed by birth elsewhere in a material body. Now if this state of affairs is ever to cease, (5) the influx of matter must be stopped (samvara) and (6) the matter already in combination with the soul must be removed (nirjara). Then (7) when this is accomplished the soul will live in everlasting enjoyment of all its own natural qualities (moksa).