Jain Vidya (2): Panchapada - Vandana

Published: 03.01.2018
Updated: 29.01.2018

(Five -fold Obeisance)

1 - Namo Arhantanam -

Param arhataa sampanna, chaara ghanagati karma ka kshaya kara, anant gyana, anant darshana, anant charitra, anant shakti aur aath pratihaarya- in baaraha guno se sampanna, chauteesa atishaya, pentisa vachanaatishaya se yukta, dharma tirtha ke pravartaka, vartamana tirthankar Simandhar aadi arhaton ko vinamra bhava se panchanga pranati purvaka bhavabhini vandana.

My obeisance to fordmakers

Arhatas, who are highly enlightened, destroyed four destructive karmas, possessor of 12 qualities i.e. infinite knowledge, infinite faith, infinite conduct, infinite power and eight pratihaaryas, possessor of thirty four significant atishayas (specialities created by deities) possessor of thirty five super specialties related the speech, founder of religious ford, presently Shree Simandhara and to all other arhats-1 pay my obeisance with all modest feelings and five fold salutations (with bowing my head down to earth, folding both the hands, sitting on both the knees).

2 - Namo Siddhanam -

Param siddhi sampraapt, astha karma kshayakara, keval gyana, keval darshan, asamvedan, atmaramana, atal avagahara, amurti, agurulaghu aur nirantaraya -in aatha guno se sampanna, paramtama, parameshvara, janma-marana- jara- roga-shoka- dukha- daridrya rahita ananta siddho ko vinamra bhava se panchanga pranati purvak bhavabhini vandana.

My obeisance to liberated souls

Those who have attained ultimate salvation, possessor of eight perfect qualities like omniscience, omni- intuition, no sensation of pain and pleasure, engrossed in self realization, no change in form, have no physical existence, 'no gain no loss in the self and no obstruction, those who are devoid of birth, death, ageing, ailments, remorse, pain and miserable conditions- I pay my obeisance to infinite liberated beings with all modest feelings and offer five fold salutations.

3 - Namo Ayariyanam-

Pararn achaar kushal, dharmopadeshaka, dharma dhurandhara, bahushruta, medhavi, satya nishta, shraddha, dhriti- shakti- shanti- sampanna, astha- gani -sampada se sushobhita, dravya- Kshetra -Kala aur bhava ka gyata, chaturvidha dharma sangha ke shasta, tirthankara ke pratinidhi, jivana- naiyaa ke karnadhara vartaman acharya shri Mahashramanji aadi dharmacharyo ko panchanga pranati purvak bhavabhini vandana.

My obeisance to spiritual leaders

Well versed in conduct, spiritual preachers, central axis of spiritual world, well versed in scriptural knowledge, have/ardent faith in truth, possessed of devotion- patience- power and peace, adorned of eight ganisampadas (significant qualities prescribed for a spiritual guru), who is proficient in judging things, region, time and situation (and act accordingly) disciplinary authority of four fold religious sect and possessor of thirty six qualities, presently Acharya Shri Mahashramanji and all other religious leaders-1 pay my obeisance to spiritual leaders with all modest feelings and offer five fold salutations.

4 - Namo Uvajjhayaanam-

Param shrut svadhyayi, dhrama sangh me acharya dvaara niyukta, gyarah anga tatha barah upanga ke dharak, adhyayana aur adhyapana me kushal - in pacheessa guno se sushobhita upadhyaayon ko vinamra bhava se panchanga pranati purvak bhavabhini vandana.

My obeisance to spiritual teachers

Proficient in scriptural studies, appointed by acharya in religious sects, possessor the clear knowledge of 11 angas and 12 upangas, experts in studying and teaching scriptures- possessor of these twenty-five significant qualities-1 pay my obeisance to all spiritual teachers with all modest feelings and offer fivefold salutations.

5 - Namo loe savva saahunam-

Adhyatma sadhana me sanlagna, paancha mahavrata, panchendriya nigraha, chara kashaya, viveka, bhava satya, karana satya, yoga satya, kshama, vairagya, mana-vachana- kaya samaharanata, gyana- darshana- charitra sampannataa, vedana or mrtiyu ke prati sahishnuta - in sattaaeesa guno se sushobhita, parishahajayee praasuka eshaniya bhoji, arhat aur acharya ki agya ke aradhaka, tapodhana sadhu sadhviyon ko vinamra bhava se panchanga pranati purvak bhavabhini vandana.

My obeisance to all the ascetics of this the world-

Engrossed in spiritual practices, follower of five great vows, disciplines five sense organs and four passions, wise, truthful in thoughts, intentions and actions, forgiver, detached, inhibit of mind, speech and physical actions, possessor of knowledge, faith and conduct, equanimous in pain and death - adorned with these 27 significant qualities, those conquers of all adverse conditions, survives on alms received as per the codes of monkhood, follows the discipline of arhat and acharyas, possessor of (treasure of) penance or spiritual austerities - I pay my obeisance to spiritual monks and nuns with all modest feelings and offer fivefold salutations.

Question

  1. Enlist twelve qualities a fordmakers.
  2. What do you understand by liberated souls?
  3. At present who is our spiritual leader?
  4. What are qualities an ascetic must possess?
Sources
Title: Jain Vidya (2)
Editor: Muni Sumermal (Sudarshan)
Translation: Dr. Samani Shashi Pragya
Publisher: Samana Sanskriti Sankaya, Jain Vishwa Bharati, Ladnun
20th Edition: 2013
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  1. Acharya
  2. Acharya Shri Mahashramanji
  3. Acharyas
  4. Adhyatma
  5. Agurulaghu
  6. Anant
  7. Ananta
  8. Anga
  9. Angas
  10. Arhat
  11. Bhava
  12. Charitra
  13. Darshan
  14. Darshana
  15. Dharma
  16. Discipline
  17. Gani
  18. Guru
  19. Gyana
  20. Karma
  21. Karmas
  22. Kashaya
  23. Keval Darshan
  24. Kshama
  25. Kshetra
  26. Nigraha
  27. Panchendriya
  28. Sadhana
  29. Sadhu
  30. Sangh
  31. Sangha
  32. Satya
  33. Shraddha
  34. Siddhi
  35. Tirtha
  36. Tirthankar
  37. Tirthankara
  38. Upangas
  39. Vandana
  40. Viveka
  41. Yoga
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