Samayasara - by Acharya Kundakunda: Explanation For The Perverted Belief To Regard Non-Self To Be Self

vavahārabhāsideṇa du paradavvaṃ mama bhaṇaṃti vididatthā.
jāṇaṃti ṇicchayeṇa du ṇa ya iha paramāṇumettamavi..
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jaha ko vi ṇaro jaṃpadi amhāṇaṃ gāmavisayaṇayararaṭṭhaṃ.
ṇa ya hoṃti tāṇi tassa du bhaṇadi ya moheṇa so appā..
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emeva micchadiṭṭhῑ ṇāṇῑ nissaṃsayaṃ havadi eso.
jo paradavvaṃ mama idi jāṇaṃto appayaṃ kuṇadi..
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tamhā ṇa me tti ṇaccā doṇhaṃ edāṇa kattivavassāo.
paradavve jāṇaṃto jāṇejjā diṭṭhirahidāṇaṃ..
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[The non-enlightened ones] (vavahārabhāsideṇa du paradavvaṃ mama bhaṇaṃti) assert, from the empirical aspect, "the alien substance (body etc.) belongs to me [i.e., the self];" (ya vididatthā du jāṇaṃti) however, the wise sages who know the ultimate reality also [and, therefore, the nature and distinction between the self and the non-self] (ṇicchayeṇa iha paramāṇu mettaṃ avi ṇa) know from the transcendetal aspect, "not a single atom of non-self, really, belongs to me [i.e., the self]."

(Jaha) Just as, (ko vi ṇaro jampadi [—]) if a person states that (amhāṇaṃ gāma-visaya-ṇayaraṭṭhaṃ) a (particular) village, town, city or nation belongs to him, [his statement is understood according to the conventional meaning] (du) [but in reality] (tāṇi tassa ṇa ya hoṃti) none of these belong to/possessed by him, (ya) and (so appā moheṇa bhaṇadi) statements of that soul are the result of his infatuation for these objects.

(Emeva) Similarly, (jo ṇāṇῑ 'paradavvaṃ mama' idi jāṇaṃto) a [so called] enlightened person, [through self-delusion], believing non-self [alien objects] to be possessed by him (appayaṃ kuṇadi) identifies himself with them, (eso nissaṃsayaṃ micchadiṭṭhi havadi) such person, undoubtedly, has false or perverted belief and [is, in reality unenlightened)].

(Tamhā) For this reason, (ṇa me tti ṇacca) having known that these alien substances [i.e., non-self] do not belong to the self, (edāṇa doṇhaṃ paradavve kattivavasāo jāṇaṃto jāṇnejjā adiṭṭhi-rahidāṇaṃ) [and] knowing the [false] vyavasāya [conviction] of creativity (of self) in alien substances [i.e., non-self] of both—the common people and the so called ascetics [or so called enlightened person], [you] understand that [this vyavasāya (conviction) is] of those who are possessed of perverted belief.

Sources

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

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