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...

Part 2 - Time taken by infatuated-restrained, etc.

Q. 82. Bhante! Of one who is an infatuated-restrained, who is fixed in restraint with infatuation, what is the duration of such restraint with infatuation?

A. 82. Maṇḍitaputra! For a single soul, the minimum is one time-unit, and the maximum is more than a pūrva-koṭi (a very very long period). For many souls, all-time.

Q. 83. Bhante! Of one who is non-infatuated-restrained, who is fixed in restraint without infatuation, what is the duration of his restraint with non-infatuation?

A. 83. Manditaputra! As for a single soul, the minimum is less than 48 minutes and the maximum is less than a pūrva-koṭi. For many souls, all time.

Bhante! So they are. Glory be to the Lord!

So saying, Bhagavān Maṇḍitaputra paid homage and obeisance to Śramaṇa Bhagavān Mahāvīra, and having paid his homage and obeisance, he withdrew to his seat.

Bhante!—So saying Bhagavān Gautama paid his homage and obeisance to Sramaṇa Bhagavān Mahāvira, and having done so, he made the following submission:

Notes (based on commentary of Abhayadeva Sūri):

(There is no commentary available for this section).

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