Microcosmology: Atom In Jain Philosophy & Modern Science: [2.3.06] Atom In Jain Philosophy - Pudgala G.P. - 2. A Physical, Not Psychical Order Of Existence

Published: 27.09.2007
Updated: 02.07.2015

Pudgala - General Properties

What is devoid of consciousness is ajiva.

Pudgala is eternally ajiva; it is not capable of knowing; it is bereft of feeling; it is not psychicaL

It belongs to the physical order.

[Tat. Sut. Bha., Commentary, 5/1: Jivadanyo(a jiva iti paryudasah sat eva vastuno(a)bhimatah, vidhipradhanatvat, atastulyastitvesu bhavesu, caitanya-nisedhadvarena dharmadisvajiva ityanusasanam.]

  • Jain Vishva Barati Institute, Ladnun, India
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  • 3rd Edition 1995

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