Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

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

May the teaching of victorious Kunthu Svāmin, which resembles the current of a river for destroying the stones of dense delusion, prevail. I narrate (herewith) the purifying biography of Kunthu, master of the three worlds, which resembles Mt. Manthana in stirring the ocean of worldly existence.

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