There lived a gardener named Arjun in Rajgrih like a
home of all treasures. Skandashri was his dear and beautiful wife.
Arjun gardener's clan deity named Mudgar Pani Semi-gold having a hammer in
his hand was living near by Arjun gardener's gate of the garden.
Arjun gardener was worshipping that semi-god-yaksha very respect fally
with the flowers of his garden. He was pleasing by fragrance of flowers
also all the people.
Once upon a time his wife-
Skandashri after srving alunch to him was approaching with flowers to
wards the temple of that semi-god-yaksha.
Six men mad
with lust and intoxication were chattering in the temple of yaksha with
words. They happened to see her.
Oh ! what a beautiful
wife of Arjun gardener is ! chatch her saying thus they caught her ?
Then they possessed by passions took her to the temple and before Yaksha
god they all inturn frequently seduced her and raped her very often.
Meanwhile Arjun Mali came for prayers to the temple on seeing him
Skandashri said to the
licentious men as follows.
My husband is approaching
now, so will you now leave and let me go ? On hearing her such
words the (lusty) lew men thought that really she likes an intercourse.
Oh timid lady ! We are not a afraid of this poor Arjun gardener. Saying
thus they immediately
tied him up.
They tied Arjun Mali before Yaksha and the
lewd men began rivatry before him and began to
fix her with intercourse very often.
Oh seeing the lewd
persons fixing his wife before him began to think that he was worshipping
with flowers Yaksha deva regularly.
Today in the
presence of Yaksha deva I am humiliated so it is the fact that Yaksha deva
does not reside in this temple.
If really Yaksha deva be
in this temple he would not have ignored me enduring agony like an orphan
during the crucial period.
Knowing that Arjun the
gardener thinks thus Yaksha deva soon entared his body and broke the
He having a thousand K.G. hammer killed his wife
and those six licentious men.
That Arjun mali was
killing everyday one woman and six men wandering outside the city.
On hearing this fact the citizens did not move out of the city until Arjun
mali has not killed down one lady and six men.
a time Lord Mahavir wandering passed through this city but out of fear
mali nobody came out to receive and respect Lord.
hearing about the advent of Lord Mahavir Sudarshan the chief of the city
pleased and he began to think thus.
People out of fear
from Arjun mali do not come out to receive and respect even Lord Mahavir
who ike the sun evolves the heart lotuses of all. It is in deed very
The chief of gods cannot kill the meditator
of Lord Mahavir - the Protector of the three worlds,why then these people
hesitate with fear to receive and bowl. Lord Mahavir ?
Suudarshan the chief master deciding what may come I will go to meet and
greet Lord Mahavir with devotion came our.
too seeing the chief master - Sudarshan rushed towards him bearing a heavy
hammer easily as if a flower ball.
I Sudarshan Master
for self Protection take shelter of Lord Mahavir who preached Jainism,
Arihant, Siddh and Sadhus who also followed and preached Jainism.
Further more if I am freed from the clutch of Arjun Mali I shall accept
four typed food else I will give it up.
taking a vow of fasting he stood in a state of a statue chanting Navkar
Then Arjun Mali immediately rushed towards the
master Sudarshan but because of the power of the truth (religion) he could
not do any harmful to him.
Then mighty Arjun Mali began
to roam nearing Sudarshan the chief master bus he could not
attack him like a rabbit against a lion.
Yaksha got tired of roaming ceaselessly. As an owl being blind in the day
time ean not te sun in the same way that Yaksha also could not find the
master Sudersan because his blemished eye sight.
Yaksha taking his mace - gada deserted Arjun Mali. Religion is mightier
than a city.
After having been left by Yaksha Arjun mali
fell down and within no moment he rose twisting
his limbs like awakened from the sleep.
Arjun Mali did
not remember anything like the events during the dreams. He exclaimed with
wonder What did I do ? Where am I ? What is my positions ? etc.
Then Arjun mali asked the chief master - Sudershan standing in a state of
statue about his structure Sudershan knowing that the nuisance has been
over became free from the state of statue i.e. Kayotsarga.
Sudershan Master told Arjun mali the whole story on hearing which he
repented much and
began to think.
Oh ! I am a fool who out of ignorance
committed a nefarious deed leading to the hell. Thinking thus he again
asked the master.
Oh dear Sudershan ! Why have you come
out ? He replied,"I have come here to bow to Lord
On hearing the words of Sudershan master Arjun
Mali said,"Oh wise Sudershan ! I also come with you to meet and greet Lord
Then Sudershan master being pleased and eager
to see his Lord came with Arjun to Lord
Both of them bowed at the Lotus feet of
Lord Vardhaman Mahavir swami and heard the
spiritual discourse healing the worldly woes.
sermons Arjun the gardener bowed to omniscient Lord and asked,"Lord ! I am
! How can I be Purified ?'
In reply to Arjun's question
Lord and "If you are desirous of self purification,observe the hard
penance through continence samyam Vrat.'
As the fire
removes the dust from gold, the swan singles out water from milk, in the
same way the penance as story the dust of the deeds attached to the soul.
As the clouds are dispersed with a wind stroke in the same way the most
nefarious deeds are destroyed by austere penance.
hearing Lord's words Arjun Mali got initiated through Lord Mahavir and
began to wander
in the city Rajagriha to destroy the misdeeds.
observing the penance Of "Chhatha' and thus became the ocean of
fraternity. He observed all the vows of the ascetism perfectly.
He is the same person who killed our relative. Today wicked and a cheat
having been besmeared with his missdeeds has changed his dressed and worn
the saintly dress. By hearing the harsh words and facing a stone throw
that saintly soul did not get dejected on the contrary he began to think
If the people are satisfied with my slander it
should be regarded as their grace upon me
because salvation seekers give up their wealth also for public
Thinking thus Arjun mali endured the
criticism for six months and destroyed all misdeeds and attained the
eternal knowledge and truth.
After attaining the eternal
truth and knowledge Arjun Mali monk for long period preached to the
desirous and blessed souls and obtained salvation. Thus other kind saints
also should endure the public slander.