Tattvartha Sutra: 04.08-10

Published: 22.04.2017

04.08 Kayapraveechārā Ā Aishānat

Audio:
Sanskrit:

कायप्रवीचारा आ-ऐशानात् ।

Hindi:

ऐशान कल्प तक के देव कायप्रवीचार होते हैं अर्थात् शरीर से विषयसुख भोगते है।

 

 

04.09 Sheshāh Sparsharoopshabdmanahpraveechārā Dwayordwayoh

Audio:
Sanskrit:

शेषाः स्पर्शरूपशब्दमनःप्रवीचारा द्वयोर्द्वयो: ।

Hindi:

शेष देव दो-दो कल्पों में क्रमशः स्पर्श, रूप, शब्द और संकल्प द्वारा विषयसुख भोगते है।

 

04.10 Pare'praveechārāh

Audio:
Sanskrit:

परेऽप्रवीचाराः ।

Hindi:

अन्य सब देव प्रविचार से रहित अर्थात् वैषयिक सुखभोग से मुक्त होते है।


04.08-10

English:
Those up to Aishān abode avail sex physically. Each two of the remaining abodes avail it by touch, sight, sound and fancying, respectively. The rest are above sex inclination.

TThese sutras deal with the sexual inclination of cosmic beings. Bhavanapati, Vyantar and Jyotishka beings and those belonging to the first two levels of Vaimānik type enjoy sex like human beings. That inclination goes on declining at the higher levels. Those belonging to the third and fourth levels satisfy their inclination simply by touching the heavenly nymphs, those belonging to the fifth and sixth levels do it by looking at well-dressed and adorned nymphs and those belonging to the seventh and eighth levels do it merely by hearing their sound.

Those from ninth to twelfth levels do not need such gesture. They have very subtle sex instinct, which is satisfied merely by fancying about the nymphs.

Existence of the celestial nymphs is admitted up to the second level only, because the males beyond that level do not need to indulge in physical sex. When sex inclination arises among the males at those levels,, the nymphs go to them up to the eighth level in order to provide gratification by touch, sight or sound and then come back to their own level.

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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