Tattvartha Sutra: 01.07-08

Published: 13.03.2017
Updated: 17.03.2017

01.07 Nirdeshswamitvasādhanādhhikaranshtitividhā-natah

Audio:
Sanskrit:
निर्देशस्वामित्वसाधनाऽधिकरणस्थितिविधानत: ।
Hindi:
निर्देशस्वामित्वसाधनअधिकरणस्थिति और विधान से

 

01.08 Satsankhyākshetrasparshankālāntarbhāvālpa-bahutvaishcha

Audio:
Sanskrit:
सत्संख्याक्षेत्रस्पर्शनकालाऽन्तरभावाऽल्पबहुत्वैश्च ।
Hindi:
तथा सत्संख्याक्षेत्रस्पर्शनकालअन्तरभाव और अल्प-बहुत्व से सम्यग्दर्शन आदि विषयों का ज्ञान होता है।

01.07 & 01.08

English:
Truth can be judged by taking into consideration specification, ownership, means, instrumental factors, duration, types, existence, numbers, location, contact, time, distance, modes and quantities.

These sutras specify 14 factors, which are helpful in making out various aspects of the subject under reference. They are like windows through which one can get a clear idea of the subject. Of these 14, the following factors are more significant.

  1. Specification: This relates to the nature of the object. For instance, if we are considering the case of an apple, it can be said that the apple is red, yellow or green; it has a sweet taste; it is nourishing etc.
  2. Ownership: For instance, the apple garden is owned by so and so.
  3. Duration: This relates to the period during which it is available. For instance, it can be said that apples are available all the year round.
  4. Type; For instance, it can be said that there are many kinds of apples.
  5. Location: For instance, apples are available in all temperate zones.
  6. Time: For instance, apples remain edible for a couple of weeks after ripening.
Sources
Title: Tattvartha Sutra
Translation:
Manu Doshi
Commentary:
Manu Doshi
Publisher:
Federation of Jain Associations in North America & Shrut Ratnakar
Edition:
2007
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  1. Sanskrit
  2. ज्ञान
  3. सम्यग्दर्शन
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