An Introduction To Jainism ► [13] 3. & 4. Puṇya and Pāpa

Posted: 08.12.2008

Puṇya and pāpa are like wholesome and unwholesome food. When the quantity of wholesome food decreases and the quantity of unwholesome food increases, unhealthiness augments and healthiness deteriorates, and vice-versa.In absence of both wholesome and unwholesome food the life comes to end. Likewise, when puṇya decreases and pāpa increases, happiness decreases and sorrow increases, and vice-versa.

A person attains emancipation when he is relieved from both puṇya and pāpa.

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