Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary)

by Vijay K. Jain | 2018 | 130,587 words | ISBN-10: 8193272625 | ISBN-13: 9788193272626

This is Pravacanasara 1.86 (quote) of the English translation of the Tattvartha Sutra which represents the essentials of Jainism and Jain dharma and deals with the basics on Karma, Cosmology, Ethics, Celestial beings and Liberation. The Tattvarthasutra is authorative among both Digambara and Shvetambara.

Pravacanasāra 1.86 (quote)

Ācārya Kundakunda’s Pravacanasāra:

जिणसत्थादो अटे पच्चक्खादीहिं बुज्झदो णियमा ।
खीयदि मोहोवचयो तम्हा सत्थं समधिदव्वं ॥ १.८६ ॥

jiṇasatthādo aṭe paccakkhādīhiṃ bujjhado ṇiyamā |
khīyadi mohovacayo tamhā satthaṃ samadhidavvaṃ || 1.86 ||

सामान्यार्थ - प्रत्यक्ष तथा परोक्ष प्रमाण-ज्ञान के द्वारा वीतराग सर्वज्ञ प्रणीत आगम से पदार्थों को जानने वाले पुरुष के नियम से मोह का समूह अर्थात् विपरीतज्ञान व विपरीतश्रद्धान नाश को प्राप्त होता है इसलिये जिनागम का अच्छी तरह (सम्यक्) अध्ययन (अभ्यास) करना चाहिये।

The man who acquires, through the study of the Scripture expounded by the Omniscient Lord, valid knowledge (pramāṇa)–direct (pratyakṣa) and other–of the reality of substances destroys, as a rule, the heap of delusion (moha). It is instructed, therefore, to study the Scripture meticulously.

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