Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

by Helen M. Johnson | 1931 | 742,503 words

This page describes Shreyamsa’s congregation which is the twenty-eighth part of chapter I of the English translation of the Shreyamsanatha-caritra, contained within the “Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra”: a massive Jain narrative relgious text composed by Hemacandra in the 12th century. Shreyamsanatha in jainism is one of the 63 illustrious beings or worthy persons.

Part 28: Śreyāṃsa’s congregation

Eighty-four thousand noble monks, one hundred and three thousand nuns, thirteen hundred of thosç knowing the fourteen pūrvas, six thousand each who had clairvoyant knowledge and mind-reading knowledge, sixty-five hundred who were omniscient, eleven thousand who had the art of transformation, five thousand disputants, two hundred and seventy-nine thousand laymen, four hundred and forty-eight thousand pure-minded laywomen constituted the Lord’s retinue as he wandered over the earth for twenty-one lacs of years less two months from the time of his omniscience.

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