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Four Anuyogas
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Appendix - Summary of Swetambar Jain Agams

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Jain Agam Literature

By Pravin K. Shah

Jain Study Center of North Carolina
 

Four Anuyogas

1. Pratham‑anuyoga (Dharma‑kath‑anuyoga) - Religious Stories

This anuyoga consists of the following texts, which contain religious stories, art, literature, history, poetry, and like literature.

Padma‑puran   

Ravisen

650 AD

Harivamsa‑puran

Jinsen II

783 AD

Adi‑puran     

Jinsen II

783 AD

Uttar‑puran   

Gunabhadra

879 AD

  2. Charn‑anuyoga  - Conduct

This anuyoga consists of the following texts, which contain principles of observances, conduct, behavior, and like literature.  

Mulachar

Vattaura

600 A.D.

Trivarnachar

Vattaura

600 A.D.

Ratna‑karanda‑shravak‑achar

Samantabhadra

600 A.D.

3. Karan‑anuyoga (Ganit‑anuyog) - Mathematics

This anuyoga expounded the texts, which had mathematical viewpoints.  It consists of the following texts, which contain geography, mathematics, astronomy, astrology, and like literature.  

Surya‑prajnapti

Unknown

 

Chandra‑prajnapti

Unknown

 

Jaya‑dhaval‑tika

Virsen/Jinsen

780 AD

Gommat‑sar

Nemichandra Siddhant

1000 AD

4. Dravy‑anuyog - Philosophy

This anuyoga consists of the following texts, which contain philosophical doctrine, theories, metaphysics, Tattvajnan, and like literature.  

Niyamasar

Kunda‑kunda

100 AD

Panchastikaya

Kunda‑kunda

100 AD

Pravachanasar

Kunda‑kunda

100 AD

Samaya‑sara

Kunda‑kunda

100 AD

Tattvartha‑sutra

Umaswami

200 AD

Commentary on Tattvartha‑sutra

Samantabhadra

600 AD

Commentary on Tattvartha‑sutra

Pujyapad

700 AD

Commentary on Tattvartha‑sutra

Akalank

750 AD

Commentary on Tattvartha‑sutra

Vidyanand

800 AD

Aptamimamsa

Samantabhadra

600 AD

Commentary on Aptmimamsa

Akalank

750 AD

Commentary on Aptmimamsa

Vidyanand

800 AD