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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

 

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Those in whom the            Those in whom it is

intoxicating elements         under control, or at

are actually seen               the bottom, like mud

manifesting.                       in a clear brook.

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Those who realize only           Those who realize

rough sub-divisions of             delicate sub-division

their intoxicating ele-              such as more and

ments, anger, pride,                less intense degrees

greed, etc. of anger,                etc.

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Those who are without                 Those who have a

any system of working                method by which they

out their intoxicating                   systematically work

elements.                                 out their intoxicating elements.

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Those who have not yet           Those who have

obtained any control                 obtained a partial

over their minds and                 control.

senses.

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Those who have not yet           Those who are in the

reached the right                     right attitude of

attitude of mind                        mind.

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Those who have not yet               Those who have cut

cut the knot of worldly                  it.

attachment

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Those who have not                 Those who have got

potentiality to reach                 such potentiality

liberation. to reach                   liberation.

This table is read upward thus : There are those living beings who have got potentiality to reach liberation, and those who will not. Of those who have got such potentiality there are those who have cut the knot of worldly desires, and those who have not..... There are those living beings who have reached liberation, and those who have not; but they are all living beings.

With regard to those living beings whose nature it is not to reach liberation ever, the idea is that there are very few of them; that they find it no misery to remain in the embodied state; and that if there is any feeling of regret at the idea of never reaching liberation, then the being who feels such regret is not of this class of living beings, but is of the class that has got potentiality to reach liberation.