Sarvarthasiddhaka, Sarvārthasiddhaka, Sarvartha-siddhaka: 1 definition


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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 4: The celestial beings (deva)

Sarvārthasiddhaka (सर्वार्थसिद्धक) (or Sarvārthasiddhi, Sarvārthasiddha) is one of the five anuttaras: a subclasses of kalpātītas (born beyond heaven), itself a division of empyrean celestial beings (vaimānika) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 4.19. The living beings residing in the vimānas are called the empyrean gods (vaimānika) and represents one of the four classes of Devas.

What is the peculiarity of heavenly beings in Sarvārtha-siddhi? They attain liberation in their next birth as human beings. Why Sarvārtha-siddhi is so called? Since the heavenly beings born here have all their wishes satisfied already. What is the minimum life span of Sarvārtha-siddhi heavenly beings? The life span of these heavenly beings is thirty three ocean-measured-periods (sāgara) as both minimum and maximum. How many births are required for Ahmindra god from Sarvārtha-siddhi to achieve liberation? They achieve liberation in one birth as human beings only.

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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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