Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes Death of Balabhadra which is the twenty-fifth part of chapter II of the English translation of the Vasupujya-caritra, contained within the “Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra”: a massive Jain narrative relgious text composed by Hemacandra in the 12th century. Vasupujya in jainism is one of the 63 illustrious beings or worthy persons.

Part 25: Death of Balabhadra

Balabhadra, who lived for a crore—less one-fourth—of years, existed alone with difficulty, confused by love for his brother. Disgusted with existence by recalling the words of Holy Vasupūjya and especially by the death of his brother, Vijaya took the vow at the lotus-feet of Vijaya Sūri, died at the proper time, and attained emancipation.

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