The Quest For Truth: [01.17] Bhagvan Mahavira: Life And Philosophy - Valuable Principle: 4. Man And Capacity For Work

Published: 01.02.2007
Updated: 06.10.2008
  1. Man is the maker of his own joys and sorrows.
    He is the maker of his own destiny.
  2. The king is not God, he is not an incarnation of God.
    He is a man. Do not make him God, just call him an endowed man.
  3. Sacred texts are man's creations.
    First man then texts. No text is equal to God.
  4. The world is a combination of permanent matter and of interactive matter.
    It is not a creation of any supreme being.
  5. This world is a combination of six elements which are:

    1.

    Dharma

    Motion

    2.

    Adharma

    Rest

    3.

    Aakash

    Cosmos

    4.

    Kal

    Time

    5.

    Pudgal

    Substance

    6.

    Jiva

    Being


  6. Man evolves or degenerates because of his own deeds.

    In this treatise Mahavira has explained the elements of
    • being (jiva),
    • non-being (ajiva),
    • merit (punya),
    • sin (papa),
    • influx of karma(aashrav),
    • inhibition of karma (samvar)
    • cessation of karma (nirjara),
    • bondage (bandh),
    • salvation (moksha).
  7. Man is not a puppet in the hands of fate or karma.
    Fate does not make man, man himself decides his fate. He can change his destiny through hard work.
Sources
  • The Quest For Truth: In the context of Anekanta by Acharya Mahaprajna
  • Edited by Muni Dulahraj
  • Translated by Sudhamahi Regunathan
  • under the guidance of Revered Munishree Mahendra Kumar.
  • Published 2003 by Jain Vishva Bharati Institute (Deemed University), Ladnun, Rajasthan, India

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  1. Adharma
  2. Ajiva
  3. Bandh
  4. Dharma
  5. Jiva
  6. Kal
  7. Karma
  8. Mahavira
  9. Moksha
  10. Nirjara
  11. Papa
  12. Pudgal
  13. Punya
  14. Samvar
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