The Enigma Of The Universe : Time-Units In Jain Philosophy

Published: 19.03.2015
Updated: 02.07.2015
The units of time in the Jain philosophy have been classified in three kinds:

1. Saṃkhyāta (numerable or countable) time-units. The units of time from ‘samaya’ to Śīrṣaprahelikā are saṃkhyāta time units.

2. Asaṃkhyāta (innumerable or uncountable) time-units.The units of time like palyopama, sāgaropama etc. are considered asaṃkhyāta time-units.

3. Ananta (infinite) time units. The units of time like pudgalaparāvartana are ananta time units.
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Title: The Enigma Of The Universe

Publisher: JVB University Ladnun

English Edition: 2010

HN4U Online Edition: 2014

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