Kalpa-sutra (Lives of the Jinas)

by Hermann Jacobi | 1884 | 24,941 words | ISBN-10: 8120801237 | ISBN-13: 9788120801233

The English translation of the Kalpa Sutra of Bhadrabahu, which represents one of the Cheda-sutras in Shvetambara Jainism. Traditionally dated to the 4th-century BCE, it contains the biographies of Mahavira and Parshvanatha, two of the twenty-four Tirthankaras. Alternative titles: Kalpa-sūtra (कल्प-सूत्र) or Kalpasūtra (कल्पसूत्र, kalpasutra)...

Epochs of the Intermediate Tirthakaras

Since the time that the Arhat Nami died, &c. (all down to) freed from all pains, 584,979 years have elapsed, this is the eightieth year[1]. (184) Since the death of Munisuvrata this is the year 1,184,980. Since Malli[2] this is the year 6,584,980. Ara died 10,000,000 years before Malli; Kunthua quarter of a Palyopama before Malli; Śānti three-quarters of a Palyopama; Dharma three Sāgaropamas before Malli; Ananta seven Sāgaropamas before Malli; Vimala sixteen Sāgaropamas before Malli; Vāsupūjya forty Sāgaropamas before Malli; Śreyāṃsa a hundred Sāgaropamas before Malli. Śītala died a krore of Sāgaropamas, less 42,003 years and eight and a half months, before the death of Vīra. Suvidhi, surnamed Puṣpadanta, died ten krores of Sāgaropamas before Śītala; Candraprabha a hundred krores of Sāgaropamas before Śītala; Supārśva a thousand krores of Sāgaropamas before Śītala; Padmaprabha ten thousand krores of Sāgaropamas before Śītala; Sumati one hundred thousand krores of Sāgaropamas before Śītala; Abhinandana one million krores of Sāgaropamas before Śītala; Sambhava two million krores of Sāgaropamas before Śītala; Ajita five million krores of Sāgaropamas before Śītala. (185-203)

Footnotes and references:

[1]:

The numbers are given in the same way as in § 183. I have abridged these tedious accounts. All Tīrthakaras except Mahāvīra have the title Arhat, which I have dropped in the sequel.

[2]:

Read Malli (for Mali) in the printed edition of the text.

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