Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti)

by K. C. Lalwani | 1973 | 185,989 words

The English translation of the Bhagavati-sutra which is the fifth Jaina Agama (canonical literature). It is a large encyclopedic work in the form of a dialogue where Mahavira replies to various question. The present form of the Sutra dates to the fifth century A.D. Abhayadeva Suri wrote a vritti (commentary) on the Bhagavati in A.D. 1071. In his J...

Introduction to book 2

(Ten chapters of Book Two comprise of the following:)

1. Respirations, Dialogue with Skandaka,
, Worlds, Sense organs,
Heretics, Language, Celestial beings,
Camaracañcā, Spheres of Time, Astikāyas

These are being considered.

2. In that period, at that time, there was a city named Rājagṛha. Description (as before). Śramaṇa Bhagavān Mahāvīra arrived there. People moved out. The Lord tendered his spiritual discourse. The people dispersed.

In that period, at that time, the senior-most disciple (Indrabhūti Gautama)...till paid homage and obeisance and made the following submission:

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