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Introduction

 

I.  Niyamasara ( Soul-Jiva )

 

II.  Non-Soul (Ajva)

  III.  Pure Thought-Activity, Shuddha Bhava
 

IV.  Practical Right Conduct, (Vyavahaar Charitra)

  V.  Repentance, (Pratikramana)
  VI.  Renunciation, (pratyakhyana)
  VII.  Confession, (Alochana)
  VIII.  Expiation, (Prayaschitta)
  IX.  Supreme Equanimity, (Parama Samadhi)
  X.  Supreme Devotion, (Parama Bhakti)
  XI.  Real Independence, (Nishchaya Avashaya)
  XII.  Pure Consciousness, (Shuddha Upayoga)
 

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Chapter X - Supreme Devotion, (Parama Bhakti)

 

 

SUPREME DEVOTION ( PARAMA BHAKTI )

 

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          136. A saint, who keeping himself on the path of liberation entertains devotion leading to liberation, realises his, soul, through it, as full of independent attributes.

 

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          139. Natural thought-activity ( of a saint ) who having given up perverse motive, contemplates upon the principles, enunciated by the Conquerors, is meditation.

 

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          140. The greatest Conquerors, Rishabha and others being thus absorbed in supreme devotion for self-meditation have attained the perfect bliss of liberation; therefore practise supreme devotion for self-meditation.