Jain Biology: Tables

Published: 15.10.2009
Updated: 02.07.2015

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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 [*] Sixth saṃhanana
16. Sub-humans (five-sensed)- born through agglutination 4-1,2,4,5 Innumerableth part of 1 aṅgula [*] 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 [**]
16. 3-Bodily, Vocal, Mental Both-Sākāra
Anākāra
  Anaramuhūrta [**]
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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  1. Akarmabhūmi
  2. Aṅgula
  3. Body
  4. Brain
  5. Cyavana
  6. Gati
  7. Karmabhūmi
  8. Leśyā
  9. Palyopama
  10. Psychic Colours
  11. Purva
  12. Pṛthaktva
  13. Space
  14. Yoga
  15. Āgati
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