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Chapter - 22

 

 

How many senses do human beings have? 

Five

 

Can the soul be seen?

No

 

What are the four gatis (destinations)?

Narak gati

Tiryanch gati

Manushya gati

Dev gati

 

How many hells are there?

Seven

 

Who is a Bhavya Jiva?

A Jiva that has the potential to attain liberation is a Bhavya Jiva.

 

How many Dravya Pranas are there?

Ten

 

What are the ten dravya pranas (vitalities)?

Vitality of

Hearing

Sight

Smell

Taste

Touch

Mind

Speech

Body

Breath

Longivity

 

How many Bhava Pranas are there?

Four

 

What are the four bhava pranas?

Knowledge

Conation

Bliss

Infinite energy

 

What are the immobile Jivas?

Jivas that cannot move about are called immobile Jivas.

 

How many divisions are there in Sthavar (Immobile) Jivas?

Two, Subtle (Suksham) and gross (Badar)

 

What are the suksham (subtle) Jivas?

The Jiva that cannot be cut, pierced, burnt, or stopped.  They are not visible to worldly people.

 

How many divisions of Suksham Jivas are there?

Five

 

What are the five divisions of suksham Jivas?

Earth-body Jivas

Water-body Jivas

Fire-body Jivas

Air-body Jivas

Plant-body Jivas

 

What are the gross Jivas?

The gross Jiva live in a gross body, which is visible to the naked eyes and can be cut into pieces, can be pierced, can be burnt, and they can be pricked.

 

How many types of gross immobile (Sthavar) Jivas are there?

Five

 

What are the five types of gross immobile Jivas?

Earth-body gross jives

Water-body gross jives

Fire-body gross jives

Air-body gross jivas

Plant-body gross jives

 

What are the gross water-body Jivas?

Jiva whose body is made of water

 

What are the gross fire-body Jivas?

Jiva whose body is made up of fire only

 

What are the gross air-body Jivas?

Jiva whose bodies is made of air

 

How many divisions of gross plant-body are there?

Two

 

What are the two divisions of gross plant-body Jivas?

Ordinary (Sadharan) plant body

Individual (Pratyek) plant body Jivas

 

Is the Sadharan plant-body a Nigod Jiva? Yes 

What are the broad divisions of Nigoda Jivas? Vyavahar group and

non-vyavahar group

 

How many Nigoda Jivas can live in the space equivalent to that of a needle point?

Innumerable Nigoda Jiva

 

What are the Beindriya Jivas?

Jivas that have senses of touch and taste are called the Two-senseed (Beindriya) Jivas.

 

What are the Chaurindriya Jivas?

Jivas that have sense of touch, taste, smell, and sight are called chaurindriya jivas.

 

What are the five-sensed organs?

Skin

Tongue

Nose

Eyes

Ears