Tirthankara Bhagawan Mahavira ► 04. Twenty-Padas The Elements Of Vimsatisthanaka Absolutely Necessary To Attain Tirthamkara Namakarma-Pada

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Tirthankara Bhagawan Mahavira 04

04. Twenty-Padas The Elements Of Vimsatisthanaka Absolutely Necessary To Attain Tirthamkara Namakarma-Pada

Jains believe in soul, salvation, the other world, good deeds, sins, action and religion. They admit that good deeds lead to happiness and sins to misery. So every soul should store Punya by performing good deeds. Those who desire to become supreme-being Paramatma should devote themselves to scared deeds and devotional worship of Vimsati-sthanaka. A would be Thirthamkara attain sufficient Punya to be Paramatma by worshipping some of these twenty elements less of more with deep devotion in the third birth prior to his last birth. Assuredly a soul cannot become a Tirthamikara without this worship.

These elements-padas are

  1. Arihanta Pada
  2. Siddha Pada
  3. Pravacana Pada
  4. Acarya Pada
  5. Sthavira Pada
  6. Upadhyaya Pada
  7. Sadhu Pada
  8. Jnana Pada
  9. Darsana Pada
  10. Vinaya Pada
  11. Carita Pada
  12. Brahmacarya Pada
  13. Kriya Pada
  14. Tapa Pada
  15. Goyama Pada
  16. Jina Pada
  17. Samyama Pada
  18. Abhinava Jnana Pada
  19. Sruta Pada
  20. Tirtha Pada.

There is a difference of opinion about the names and order of the Padas. Diagrams of these Padas are made in different ways. Particular diagrams are not easy and possible.

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Title: Tirthankara Bhagawan Mahavira
Artist: Gokuldas Kapadia
Publishers: Jain Sanskruti Kala Kendra & Shri Parshwa Padmavati Trust, Bombay

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