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Herbert Warren's Jainism

THE 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
  FOURTH STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT: Part-2
  FIFTH STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT
  SIXTH TO FOURTEENTH STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT
  THE SPIRITUAL TEACHER
  LOVE (DAYA)
  SOILINGS OF THE RIGHT ATTITUDE
  SCALE OF LIVING BEINGS
  MEANS WHEREBY THE RIGHT ATTITUDE MAY BE OBTAINED
  TIME
  THIRTY-FIVE RULES OF CONDUCT
  SYNTHESIS OR RECAPITULATION
  BIBLIOGRAPHY

SCALE OF LIVING BEINGS

 

The following is a scale of livings, by which we can estimate our position among them. And for those of us who have not yet reached the right attitude or fourth stage of development where soul outweighs matter, this scale is followed by three processes through which we must pass to get the right attitude, also by some thirty-five rules of life which will prevent us from falling spiritually and will bring us to the right attitude.

LIVING BEINGS

|---------------|-----------|

Samsarin        Siddha

\ | /

|---------------------------|

Sayogin           Ayogin

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|---------------------------|

Chhadmastha        Kevalin

|

|---------------------------|

Samohin          Amohin

|

|---------------------------|

Udita-mohin    Anudita-mohin

|

|---------------------------|

Badara-mohin       Suksma-mohin

|

|---------------------------|

Sreni-rahita         Sreni-rahita

|

|---------------------------|

Aviratin            Viratin

|

|---------------------------|

Mithyatvin          Samyaktvin

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|---------------------------|

Granthi-abhedin        Granthi-bhedin

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|---------------------------|

Abhavya            Bhavya

 

This table is read upwards, and is a division by dichotomy. The meanings of the names in the same order are as follows:

 

LIVING BEINGS

|--------------------------|

Embodied        Liberated

   \|/

|-----------------------------------------|

Those embodied ones         Those who have done

who have not stopped          so. (This is only a

the activity of body,              momentary state just

mind and speech.              before passing to

                                           liberation.)

\|/

|--------------------------------------|

Living beings with         Living beings with

imperfect knowledge     perfect knowledge,

               or omniscience.

\|/

|----------------------------------------|

Those who still have         Those whose intoxicating

the intoxicating                elements have

elements.                        disappeared.