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Sandeha dohavālī

Prākṛta

Prose

150

2

Caccarī

Apabhraṃśa

Prose

47

3

Utsūtra Padopaghāṭana kulaka

Prākṛta

Prose

30

4

Caityavandana kulaka

Prākṛta

Prose

28

5

Upadeśa dharma rasāyana

 

Prose

80

6

Upadeśa kulaka

Prākṛta

Prose

34

7

Kāla swarūpa kulaka

 

Prose

32

8

Gaṇadhara Sārddha Śataka

Prākṛta

Prose

150

9

Gaṇadhara saptatikā

Prākṛta

Prose

26

10

Sarvādhiṣṭhāyī stotra

Prākṛta

Prose

26

11

Guru pāratantrya stotra

Prākṛta

Prose

21

12

Vighna vināṣī stotra

Prākṛta

Prose

14

13

Śrutastava

Prākṛta

Prose

27

14

Ajita Śānti Stotra

Prākṛta

Prose

15

15

Pārśvanātha mantragarbhita stotra

Prākṛta

Prose

37

16

Mahā Prabhāvaka stotra

Prākṛta

Prose

3

17

Cakreśwarī stotra

Sanskrit

Verse

10

18

Sarvajina stuti

Sanskrit

Verse

4

19

Vīra stuti

Sanskrit

Verse

4

20

Yoginī stotra

Sanskrit

Verse

 

21

Avasthā kulaka

 

 

 

22

Viṃśikā

 

 

 

23

Pada vyavasthā

 

 

 

24

Śāntiparva vidhi

 

 

 

25

Vāḍ ī kulaka

 

 

 

26

Ārātrika vṛttāni

 

 

 

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Adhyātma gītāni

 

 

 

Writings of Jinadatta Sūri created a renaissance in the Jaina Society. As a result, the river of fame and popularity flowing towards Temple dweller tradition for centuries together abruptly changed its course and flowed towards Suvihita tradition.

The life of Jinadatta Sūri, the great mystic legendary man, champion of the cause of Kharataragaccha, was full of supernatural events. Even before the ceremony of piercing the ears (before 2 to 3 years of age) i.e. at a very tender age itself, he took five vows initiation (nonviolence, truth, non-stealing, celibacy and non-possession). He spent his entire life towards the accomplishment of his lofty ideal and goal "I will make everyone in the world a devout follower of Jain order and relish the nectar of Jain doctrine". Sublime ideals of this type, renunciation, meditation, self-restraint and celibacy blessed him with amazing powers like 'Icchā- śakti', the power to attain whatever one desires and 'Ātmaśakti' (immeasurable potential power of transcending) and people misconstrued them as mystic powers. Even the most prominent ācāryas of Temple dweller tradition who kindled hostility against Suvihita tradition, went to Jinadatta Sūri, along with their disciples saying, "We found our guru and also found Jinadatta Sūri with whom we are attached from births together". They became his disciples. This is not the magic of a mantra instead this is the magic charm of his noble conviction that 'Sabhī Jīva Karuṃ Jinaśāsana Rasī' (I will make all the beings drink the nectar of Jina order). His meritorious deeds made him immortal.

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Title: Jain Legend: Jain Dharma ka Maulika Itihasa (4)
Author:
Acharya Hasti Mala
Editors:
Shugan C. Jain
Publisher: Samyakjnana Pracaraka Mandala, Jaipur
Edition: 2011