9 Tattvas

Published: 15.08.2012
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Nine Tattvas

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Nine Tattvas

The nine tattvas, or principles, are the single most important subject of Jain philosophy. It deals with the karma theory of Jainism, which provides the basis for the path of liberation. Without the proper knowledge of this subject, a person can not progress spiritually. The true faith and understanding of this subject brings about right faith (samyak-darshana), right knowledge (samyak-jnana), and right conduct in an individual.

Jiva

Soul or living being (Consciousness)

Ajiva

Non-living substances

Asrava

Cause of the influx of karma

Bandh

Bondage of karma

Punya

Virtue

Papa

Sin

Samvara

Arrest of the influx of karma

Nirjara

Exhaustion of the accumulated karma

Moksha

Total liberation from karma

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  1. Ajiva
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  3. Bandh
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  14. Soul
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