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Bhavyatva (भव्यत्व) refers to “capacity for salvation” and represents one of the three types of pāriṇāmika (inherent nature of the soul), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 2.7. What is meant by capacity for salvation (bhavyatva)? It means the capacity of a living being to realize the right belief-knowledge and conduct fully.

There are three types of dispositions due to inherent nature of the soul namely; principle of life or consciousness (jīvatva), capacity/ potency for salvation (bhavyatva) and incapacity for salvation (abhavyatva). These three dispositions occur without the impact of kārmika activities like rising, subsidence etc. In other words these dispositions are the natural dispositions of the soul.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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