Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes Kunthu’s congregation which is the tenth 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.

Part 10: Kunthu’s congregation

Then the Teacher of the World, never deserted by them, wandered elsewhere from that place for the benefit of souls capable of emancipation. Sixty thousand monks, the same number plus six hundred nuns, six hundred and seventy who knew the fourteen pūrvas, twenty-five hundred who had clairvoyant knowledge, thirty-three hundred and forty who had mind-reading knowledge, thirty-two hundred omniscients, forty-nine hundred who possessed the art of transformation, two thousand disputants, one lac and nine hundred and twenty laymen, and three lacs and eighty-one thousand laywomen composed the Lord’s retinue as he wandered from the time of his omniscience.

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