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Types of Beings

No. of Bodies

Extension in Space (Height or Size)

Physical structure

 

 

 

Minimum

Maximum

 

1.

Subtle earth-bodied

3-1,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Sixth saṃhanana

2.

Gross earth-bodied

3-1,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Sixth saṃhanana

3.

Subtle water-bodied

3-1,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Sixth saṃhanana

4.

Gross water-bodied

3-1,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Sixth saṃhanana

5.

Subtle fire-bodied

3-1,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Sixth saṃhanana

6.

Gross fire-bodied

3-1,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Sixth saṃhanana

7.

Subtle air-bodied

3-1,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Sixth saṃhanana

8.

Gross air-bodied

3-1,2,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Sixth saṃhanana

9.

Subtle vegetation-bodied

3-1,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Sixth saṃhanana

10.

Gross vegetation-bodied

3-1,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

slightly more than 1000 yojanas

Sixth saṃhanana

11.

Two-sensed

3-1,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

12 yojanas

Sixth saṃhanana

12.

Three-sensed

3-1,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

3 gavyutis

Sixth saṃhanana

13.

Four-sensed

3-1,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

4 gavyutis

Sixth saṃhanana

14.

Infernals (five-sensed)

3-2,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula by birth

500 dhanuṣas. They (infernals)

Not possessed of saṃhanana

15.

Sub-humans (five-sensed)- born through agglutimation

3-1,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

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Sixth saṃhanana

16.

Sub-humans (five-sensed)- born through agglutination

4-1,2,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

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All the six types of saṃhanana

17.

Humans (five-sensed)- born through agglutination

3-1,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

Sixth saṃhanana

18.

Humans (five-sensed)- born through womb

5-1,2,3,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

3 gavyutis

All the six types of saṃhanana

19.

Gods

3-2,4,5

Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula

7 ratnis by birth, 100000 yojanas by post-birth between extension.

Not possessed of saṃhanana

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Types of Beings

Configuration

Passions

Unlearned Instincts

Psychic Colours

Sense-organs

Expansion of soul-units (beyond the body)

possessed of Brain

1.

masurchanda

All the four

All the four

3-1,2,3

1

3-1.2.3

Not possessed

2.

masurchanda

All the four

All the four

4- 1,2,3,4

1

3-1.2.3

Not possessed

3.

stibuka

All the four

All the four

3-1,2,3

1

3-1.2.3

Not possessed

4.

stibuka

All the four

All the four

4- 1,2,3,4

1

3-1.2.3

Not possessed

5.

sūcīkalāpa

All the four

All the four

3-1,2,3

1

3-1.2.3

Not possessed

6.

sūcīkalāpa

All the four

All the four

3-1,2,3

1

3-1.2.3

Not possessed

7.

patāka

All the four

All the four

3-1,2,3

1

3-1.2.3

Not possessed

8.

patāka

All the four

All the four

3-1,2,3

1

4- 1.2.3,4

Not possessed

9.

aniyata

All the four

All the four

3-1,2,3

1

3-1.2.3

Not possessed

10.

aniyata

All the four

All the four

4- 1,2,3,4

1

3-1.2.3

Not possessed

11.

huṇḍa

All the four

All the four

3-1,2,3

2

3-1.2.3

Not possessed

12.

huṇḍa

All the four

All the four

3-1,2,3

3

3-1.2.3

Not possessed

13.

huṇḍa

All the four

All the four

3-1,2,3

4

3-1.2.3

Not possessed

14.

huṇḍa by birth
huṇḍa by post birth protean extension

All the four

All the four

3-1,2,3

5

3-1.2.3

Both-possessed of brain, also not possessed.

15.

huṇḍa

All the four

All the four

3-1,2,3

5

3-1.2.3

Not possessed

16.

all the six configuration

All the four

All the four

3-1,2,3

5

5- 1.2.3,4,5

Possessed of brain

17.

huṇḍa

All the four

All the four

3-1,2,3

5

3-1.2.3

Not possessed

18.

all the six configuration

All the four, also free from passion

All the four, also free from unlearned instincts

All the six.
Also free from leśyā

5

7- 1.2.3,4,5,6,7

Possessed of brain and also neither possessed nor not possessed.

19.

samcaturasra by birth, various shapes by post-birth protean extension

All the four

All the four

All the six.

5

5- 1.2.3,4,5

Possessed of brain.

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Types of Beings

Sex passions

Number of Bio-potentials

World-view

Intuition of generic attributes

Cognition of specific attributes

1.

Dual

4+--1,2,3,4

1-Deluded

Non-ocular

2--1,2

2.

Dual

4+--1,2,3,4

1-Deluded

Non-ocular

2--1,2

3.

Dual

4+--1,2,3,4

1-Deluded

Non-ocular

2--1,2

4.

Dual

4+--1,2,3,4

1-Deluded

Non-ocular

2--1,2

5.

Dual

4+--1,2,3,4

1-Deluded

Non-ocular

2--1,2

6.

Dual

4+--1,2,3,4

1-Deluded

Non-ocular

2--1,2

7.

Dual

4+--1,2,3,4

1-Deluded

Non-ocular

2--1,2

8.

Dual

4+--1,2,3,4

1-Deluded

Non-ocular

2--1,2

9.

Dual

4+--1,2,3,4

1-Deluded

Non-ocular

2--1,2

10.

Dual

4+--1,2,3,4

1-Deluded

Non-ocular

2--1,2

11.

Dual

5+--1,2,3,4,5

2-Enlightened, Deluded

Non-ocular

2--1,2

12.

Dual

5+--1,2,3,4,5

2-Enlightened, Deluded

Non-ocular

2--1,2

13.

Dual

5+--1,2,3,4,5

2-Enlightened, Deluded

Ocular, non-ocular

2--1,2

14.

Dual

All the six +-

3-All the three

Ocular, non-ocular clairvoyant's

3+--1,2,3

15.

Dual

5+--1,2,3,4,5

2-Enlightened, Deluded

Ocular, non-ocular

2--1,2

16.

All the three

All the six +-

3-All the three

Ocular, non-ocular clairvoyant's

3+--1,2,3

17.

Dual

5+--1,2,3,4,5

1-Deluded

Non-ocular

2

18.

All the three, also free from sex passions

All the six +-

3-All the three

All the four

All the five

19.

Male and female

All the five +-(5 & 6 together)

3-All the three

Ocular, non-ocular clairvoyant's

3+--1,2,3

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Types of Beings

Physical Yoga

Yoga Activity

Ypayoga

Life-span (minimum)

Life-span (maximum)

1.

1-Bodily

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

Appropriation of material objects as food etc.

Anaramuhūrta

Anaramuhūrta

2.

1-Bodily

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

(Details already given)

Anaramuhūrta

22000 years

3.

1-Bodily

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

 

Anaramuhūrta

Anaramuhūrta

4.

1-Bodily

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

 

Anaramuhūrta

7000 years

5.

1-Bodily

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

 

Anaramuhūrta

Anaramuhūrta

6.

1-Bodily

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

 

Anaramuhūrta

72 hours

7.

1-Bodily

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

 

Anaramuhūrta

Anaramuhūrta

8.

1-Bodily

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

 

Anaramuhūrta

3000 years

9.

1-Bodily

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

 

Anaramuhūrta

Anaramuhūrta

10.

1-Bodily

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

 

Anaramuhūrta

10000 years

11.

2-Bodily, Vocal

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

 

Anaramuhūrta

12 years

12.

2-Bodily, Vocal

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

 

Anaramuhūrta

(49 x 24) hours

13.

2-Bodily, Vocal

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

 

Anaramuhūrta

6 months

14.

3-Bodily, Vocal, Mental

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

 

10000 years

33 sagaropamas

15.

2-Bodily, Vocal

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

 

Anaramuhūrta

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16.

3-Bodily, Vocal, Mental

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

 

Anaramuhūrta

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17.

1-Bodily

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

 

Anaramuhūrta

Anaramuhūrta

18.

3-Bodily, Vocal, Mental

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

 

Anaramuhūrta

 

19.

3-Bodily, Vocal, Mental

Both-Sākāra
Anākāra

 

10000 years

 

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Types of Beings

Cyavana (Departure)

Gati

Āgati

1.

Humans-They can take birth in the realm of humans except those which are born in akarmabhūmi, and antardvīpa have the life-span of innumerable years.

Sub-humans-They can take birth in the realm of sub-humans of one-sensed up to five-sensed except those which are the inhabitants of bhogabhūmi and have the life-span of innumerable years.

2-Sub-human, Human

2-Sub-human, Human

2.

"

2-Sub-human, Human

 

3.

"

2-Sub-human, Human

2-Sub-human, Human

4.

"

2-Sub-human, Human

 

5.

"

1-Sub-human

2-Sub-human, Human

6.

"

1-Sub-human

2-Sub-human, Human

7.

"

1-Sub-human

2-Sub-human, Human

8.

"

1-Sub-human

2-Sub-human, Human

9.

"

2-Sub-human, Human

2-Sub-human, Human

10.

"

2-Sub-human, Human

2-Sub-human, Human

11.

"

2-Sub-human, Human

2-Sub-human, Human

12.

"

2-Sub-human, Human

2-Sub-human, Human

13.

"

2-Sub-human, Human

2-Sub-human, Human

14.

Humans—They (infernals) can take birth in the realm of humans except those which are samurcchima (i.e., born of agglutination) and have the life-span of innumerable years.

Sub-humans-They (infernals) can take birth only in the realm of five-sensed sub-humans born of womb, egg etc. except those which have the life-span of innumerable years.

2-Sub-human, Human

2-Sub-human, Human

15.

Among the five-sensed sub-humans born of agglutination-

  1. The Acquatics can take birth in all the four realms-
    In infernals-only in the first hell viz., ratnaprabhā
    In sub-humans-all types of sub-humans (including those which have numerable years' life-span, quadrupeds, birds).
    In humans-in all Karmabhūmis, not in akarmabhūmis, antardvīpa, having life-span of numerable years as well as innumerable years.
    In gods up to Vdnamantara (Forest gods)-excluding the jyotiṣka (Luminous gods) and other higher gods.
  2. The Terrestrials are also to be described like the Acquatics.
  3. The Birds (or winged animals) are also to be described like the Acquatics.

4-All the four

2-Sub-human, Human

16.

Among the five-sensed sub-humans born of womb, egg etc-

  1. The Acquatics can take birth in all types of beings except those which are the gods above the eighth heaven.
  2. The Terrestrials can take birth in all types of living beings except those which belong to the infernáis from fifth up to the seventh hell and the gods above the eighth heaven.
  3. The Birds/Winged animals can take birth in all types of living beings except those which belong to the infernáis from fourth up to the seventh hell and the gods above the eighth heaven.

4-All the four

2-Sub-human, Human

17.

Humans-They (the humans born of agglutination) can................Karmabhūmi and those which are born of agglutinatio.

Sub-humans-Sub-humans of all types.

2-Sub-human, Human

2-Sub-human, Human

18.

All types of beings; or get emancipated.

5-All the four realms

4-All the four realms

19.

Humans- They (gods) can take birth in humans which are earth-bodied, water-bodied, vegetation-bodied, and five-sensed sub-humans born of womb, egg etc. and have life-span of numerable years.

2-Sub-human, Human

2-Sub-human, Human

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