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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  XI - Real Independence, (Nishchaya Avashaya)

 

 

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          150. He, who devotes himself only to the ring or muttering of words. is called the Bahiratma ( External Soul ); but he, who does not� restrict himself only to the uttering of words, is said to be the Aataratma ( Internal Soul. ) .

 

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          151. He, who is absorbed in righteous and pure concentrations, is the Antaratma; while a saint, who is devoid of such concentration, would be known as the Bahiratma.

 

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          152. That saint, alone, who following the real Right Conduct ( occupies himself ) in his ( essential ) duties, such as ( real ) repentance, etc., remains steadfast in the observance of the passionless conduct, ( Vkaraga Charitra ).

 

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          153. Doing repentance by mere words; practising renunciation and observing vows, only by recitation and making confession by speech alone, should all be known as included in the study of ( Swadhyaya ).

 

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          154.  If you  have  the  capacity of practising repentance, etc., in  the  form of self-concentration, then do, practise as such; and if you are not capable of doing it, then you should have at least, firm belief in that.

 

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          155. Having well examined Pratikramana etc. From the scriptures expounded by Jina and having observed silence, a Yogi should always see that his own purpose is sewed.

 

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          156. There are various kinds of ( mundane ) souls, karmic bondage�s are of multifarious varieties, and Labdhis ( Acquisitions of knowledge, etc., ) are of different kinds. Therefore, one should avoid entering ( mere ) verbal controversies with one�s own co-religionists or those professing other faith.

 

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          157. Just as a person getting hold of some treasure, enjoys its fruits in his own native place; similarly a right knower giving up the groups of all foreign objects, enjoys the treasure of self-knowledge.

 

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          157. All ancient great men, by having thus practised ( Avashyaka-Independent Action ) and passing through the spiritual stages of �Perfect vow� ( Apramatta Virata ), etc., have become Omniscient.