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Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

Re: Jain concepts

Syad-avaktavyah: "may be, it cannot be described" (from a perspective).
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

Re: Jain concepts

Syad-asti-nasti-avaktavyah: "may be, it is, it is not and it cannot be described" (from a perspective)
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

Re: Jain concepts

Syad-nasti-avaktavyah: "may be, it is not and it cannot be described" (from a perspective)
by DNS
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

Re: Jain concepts

"The sadhaka (one who practices spiritual discipline) speaks words that are measured and beneficial to all living beings." ~ Lord Mahavira (Kartikeyanupreksa, 334)
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

Re: Jain concepts

Syad-asti-avaktavyah: "may be, it is and it cannot be described" (from a perspective)
by DNS
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

Re: Jain concepts

Syad-asti-nasti: "may be, it is and it is not" (from a perspective)
by DNS
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

Re: Jain concepts

Syad-nasti: "may be, it is not" (from a perspective)
by DNS
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

Re: Jain concepts

Syad-asti: "may be, it is" (from a perspective)
by DNS
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

Re: Jain concepts

Syadvada The word syadvada is formed of 'syat' (may be) and 'vada' (doctrine). Syadvada is a way of describing/studying a particular concept by taking into account the seven-fold predication - known as Sapta-bhangi Naya. Following are the perspectives or point of views being used to understand truth...
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

Re: Jain concepts

Elephant and the Blind Men A group of blind men were asked to visualize an elephant by touching it. The blind person who touched the legs of the elephant felt it was like a pillar. The one who touched its ears found it like a fan, while the other who touched its belly was reminded of a wall. One of ...
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

Re: Jain concepts

Anekantavada and Syadvada The word non-absolutism best describes the concept of anekantavada. It is one of the effective ways of understanding the truth. Here, you accept seemingly conflicting views as correct in their respective contexts. The concept of anekantavada can be understood in a better ma...
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

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"Just as fire is not quenched by fuel and the ocean by thousands of rivers, similarly no living being is satisfied even with all the wealth of all the three worlds." ~ Lord Mahavira (Bhagvati Aradhana, 1143)
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

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1 Kalachakra (Time Cycle): 20,000 trillion sagaropama.
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
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Sagaropama: 10,000 trillion palyopama
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
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Palyopama: This unit of time is also referred to as pit measured years. Here is how a palyopama can be calculated: fill an 8 x 8 x 8 miles pit with particles that are the size of the smallest portion of hair of a seven-day old. The particles should be taken out of the pit one at a time, every 100 ye...
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

Re: Jain concepts

The Sirsapahelika is a term used in reference with the highest measurable number i.e. 10^194.
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

Re: Jain concepts

This order is reversed at the beginning of the Utsarpini, and so on. The total time span of the first 4 phases (of the descending phase) and last 4 phases (of the ascending phase) is too long to be measured with units of time available to us today.
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

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Dukhama-Dukhama (Extreme Unhappiness)
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

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Dukhama (Unhappiness)
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 143
Views: 606

Re: Jain concepts

Dukhama-Sukhama (Sorrow with Little Happiness)