Samayasara - by Acharya Kundakunda: Clarification Of Some Technical Terms Used In The Scriptures

saṃsaddhirādhasiddhaṃ sādhidamārādhidaṃ ca eyaṭṭhaṃ.
avagudarādho jo khalu cedā so hodi avarādho..

jo puṇa ṇirāvarādho cedā ṇissaṃkido du so hodi.
ārāhaṇāi ṇiccaṅ vaṭṭadi ahamidi viyāṇaṃto..

(Saṃsiddhi-rādha-siddhaṃ ca) [The terms] (Saṃsiddhi) achievement, Rādha (devotion to self), Siddha (Consummation of fulfillment), Sādhitaṃ (attainment) and Ārādhitaṃ (adoration), (eyatthaṃ) are synonymous; (jo khalu ceyā) that soul which is indeed (avagayarādho) without adoration/devotion to Pure Self is, [without doubt], a spiritual crime/guilt.

(Puṇa jo cedā) And the soul (ṇiravarādho) which is free from guilt (so du ṇissaṃkido hodi) is also free from doubt, fear and anxiety; (uhamidi viyāṇaṃto) the soul, realizing that "I am [myself the Pure self in the form of pure consciousness]" (ārāhaṇāi ṇiccaṃ vaṭtadi) is always occupied in the devotion to the Pure Self [i.e., it never abandons adoring itself and thus remains ever guiltless and fearless].


In these two verses, the author, further, corroborates what has been stated in the preceding verses. Whether in the real life or spiritual life, guiltlessness and fearlessness are concomitant. In the spiritual sense, the guilt is defined as "lack of devotion/adoration to Pure Supreme Self. Realizing this spiritual truth, the aspirant soul/ego is ever engaged in adoration of the Pure Self. In this way, it remains guiltless, fearless and ultimately attains/achieves its goal viz., self-realization (siddhi) which is thus synonymous with adoration/devotion.


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

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