Posted: 24.04.2018
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
A living being commonly has three bodies - a physical ( audarik ), fiery ( tejas ), and karma body. The physical body is visible but the other two are invisible. The karma body contains karma, as we now know, and is a kind of information body. The fiery body, comprised of fiery vargana, is supposed to be the electric or energy body. The fiery body has two important functions: (1) management of the body systems;...
Posted: 23.04.2018
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
Subsidence-cum-annihilation ( ksayopashama ) of psychical karma and the rise of biological karma make worldly activities possible. The soul enjoys favourable conditions on the subsidence-cum-annihilation of psychical karma and the rise of auspicious biological karma and faces adverse conditions on the rise of psychical karma and inauspicious biological karma. For any event in life, the proper combination of...
Posted: 22.04.2018
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
The bondage and rise of karma is a continuous process. Some activity of the mind, body, or speech generally takes place at every moment, which means that karma is active at every moment. The rise of karma takes place in two ways: 1. Rise of karma on the maturity of the duration of the bonded period ( udaya , or the rise). The soul experiences the fruits of the rise without any invitation. 2. Rise of karma...
Posted: 21.04.2018
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
The influx of karma is caused by the activities of the mind, body and speech and by the passions. Karma is broadly of two types: auspicious and inauspicious. Auspicious karma that produces feelings of pleasure and the like is called merit ( punya ). The good act of offering food to monks is meritorious; similarly, the offering of drink, shelter, bed, clothes, meritorious thought, words and physical activities,...
Posted: 20.04.2018
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
States of Karma Karmas experience the transformation of their state through the activities of beings. These transformations can be favourable or unfavourable, depending upon the efforts made. This is the principle by which a soul can make spiritual progress. There are ten states of karma: 1. Bandha (Bound Karma). This refers to karma in a bound state. Only impure souls have bound karma; pure souls are free of...
Posted: 19.04.2018
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
The following are the proportions into which the incoming varganas are divided at any instant and also the proportions of the total karmas present at any stage of the soul. Feeling-producing karma has the highest proportion among the karmas. The next highest is deluding karma. Next in order are intelligence-obscuring, awareness-obscuring and vitality-obscuring karma, which have about equal proportions...
Posted: 18.04.2018
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
The eight main types of karma are further divided into subtypes; the total number of subtypes is 148. The names written in bold are merit-inducing karmas. Each subtype also varies, allowing for variation in the degree of the manifestation of the property of the soul it obscures. Thus, the total number of karma types is indeed very large. Each type of karma presumably maintains its identity by having a distinct...
Posted: 17.04.2018
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
Jain philosophy describes eight main properties or attributes of the soul. Accordingly, there are eight main types of karma that obscure these natural properties. Intelligence (or the power of cognition)-obscuring ( Jnanavaraniya ) karma. A pure soul has infinite intelligence; karma obscures and limits the pure and perfect intelligence of the soul. Intelligence is conceptual consciousness and is determinate...
Posted: 16.04.2018
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
There are four properties of karma bonds. These properties describe the way in which the karma system works. 1. Numerical strength of the bond ( Pradesabandha ). A numerable, innumerable or infinite number of karma varganas may bond to each pradesa of the karma body and to each soul pradesa, depending on the strength of an action. If the strength of the action is low, a smaller number of karmas will bond with...
Posted: 15.04.2018
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
A living being is always engaged in some kind of activity, which may be undertaken by the body, speech, mind or some combination of the three. These actions and their accompanying passions induce vibrations in the soul ( bhava karma). The nature of this vibration depends on the type of action, and the magnitude of the vibration depends on the degree of passion. Two things happen due to vibrations in the soul...

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