Pandit Jaychand Chhabra occupies
an important place in the spiritual-minded geniuses of Jaipur. He
was born in a village Fagi on the Diggi-Malpura road, thirty miles
away from Jaipur. His father was Motiramji Chhabra.
At the early age of eleven he was
drawn towards spiritual studies. After some days he came to Jaipur,
where he got the company of Pandit Todarmalji and others. He
attained spiritual knowledge in the Terapan.th group of Jaipur.
His son, Pandit Nandlal, was also
a great scholar. Pandit Jaichandji has himself showered praises on
His works are mostly commentaries,
which are called Vachnikas. He has also some original works to his
credit. Following are some of his important works :
1. Tattvarthasutra Vachanika 2.
3. Prameya Ratanmala Vachanika 4.
Dravya Sangraba Vachanika
5. Samaysar Vachanika 6. Ashta
7. Gyanarnava Vachanika 8. Dhanya
Kumar Charit Vachanika
9. Kartikeyanupreksha Vachanika
10. Pad Sangraha.
The present 'Twelve Wishful
Reflections' is his own work.
1. Transitoriness :
From the extra-sensory point of view, the whole universe is
constant, but from the manifestation point of view nothing is
constant. As such, relegating the manifestation point of view to the
background, spiritual experience alone is worth striving for from
the psychic point of view.
2. Forlornness :
There are only two shelters in the world. From the spiritual point
of view our own pure soul is our refuge and, from external point of
view, the five Parmesties are our refuge. This creature, due to
delusion, regards other objects as his refuge.
3. Worldly Existence: From
the spiritual point of view, delusions, attachments and aversions
constitute the world. On account of these inclinations, living
beings wander about in the four phases of life.
4. Oneness :
From the spiritual point of view our soul is only consciousness.
Karma being indifferent cause of different manifestations, soul
assumes different alternates. Complete liberation is attained after
getting rid of these inclinations.
5. Separateness :
Every substance develops in its own existence. None is the creator
or the destroyer of the other. When a living being reflects like
this, he does not develop attachment for worldly objects and beings.
6. Impurity :
Our soul is perfectly pure. The body, however, is very impure.
As such the learned preceptors have ordained us to look into
ourselves and not to indulge in any sort of attachment for this
7. Influx : Spiritually our
soul is all consciousness. Impure modifications of the soul are
influx feelings, which are to be annihilated.
8. Stoppage of Influx :
To be deeply engrossed in our spiritual existence alone is real
stoppage of influx. It is associated with careful functioning of the
senses, mental, vocal and bodily restraints and abstinence, with the
help of which sins are washed off.
9. Shedding of Bondage :
Our knowing soul alone is our object of attainment, by reliance
whereof, all the old impurities of merits and demerits are
annihilated and the soul attains its inherent nature.
10. Universe :
Considering over the functions of the six substances of this
universe, we should merge ourselves with our soul. Understanding the
spiritual as well as the material aspects of living, we should
destroy inclinations towards wrong faith.
11. Knowledge and Perceptional
Sentience : Consciousness is the attribute of the soul.
It is not at all difficult to achieve. It is from the material
external point of view that it has been called uncommon or difficult
12. Religion : Our
soul is a mass of consciousness and perceptional sentience. Its ten
forms of compassion, forgiveness etc., and the three gems of Right
Faith, Right Knowledge and Right Conduct are all indivisible parts
of our soul.
Dr. H.C. Bharill