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 3

1. Couplet:

On transformation by Camara,
Troubles created by him,
Activities—physical, etc., five in all,
Monk’s knowing of deva’s transformation,
Transformation by monks,
Ability to see state of things elsewhere,
Lokapālas, Overlords of Bhavanapatis,
Organs of Senses, Camara’s Assemblies

—Such are ten chapters in Book Three.

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