Samayasara - by Acharya Kundakunda: Ācārya Kundkunda's Promise

taṃ eyattavihattaṃ dāehaṃ appaṇo savihaveṇa.
jadi dāejja pamāṇaṃ cukkejja chalaṃ ṇa ghettavvaṃ..
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Ācārya Kunkunda says:

(Dāehaṃ) I promise to expound and reveal (taṃ) the aforementioned (eyattavihattaṃ) trinity jñāna, darśana, cāritra unified [to become] the transcendental (appaṇo) self, (savihaveṇa) shining in its own full glory: (jadi) if (dāejja pamāṇaṃ) I succeed in revealing [as promised] accept it as valid knowledge (chukkejja) on the contrary if I slip (chalaṃ ṇa ghettavvaṃ) do not manipulate and misconstrue my views.

Annotations:

As stated in the previous verse the subject of uncontaminated pure self is very rare to come across. Hence, Ācārya Kundakunda undertakes to expound the transcendentally pure and perfect innate nature of the self where even the aforementioned trinity of characteristics viz., right knowledge, right world-view and right conduct are unified and the self is revealed in its full splendor and glory.

He further declares that if I succeed in convincing you, accept my exposition as valid knowledge (pramāṇa). Contrarily, if, inspite of my honest efforts. I slip and fail to convince you, at least do not misconstrue my statements and put a perverted meaning to them.

Sources

Samayasara - by Acharya Kundakunda Publishers:
Jain Vishva Bharati University First Edition: 2009

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