Following a request from Shree Saubhagbhai of Sayla, Shrimad Rajchandra composed the great Atma Sidhi Shastra in the town of Nadiad, Gujarat. The
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Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. He then goes on to discuss the characteristics of the false believer and the true seeker of self. He is grateful to his guru and sings extolment and praise of his guru.
atmxsiddhi But since God does not influence the karma, it cannot bear fruit and hence soul does not bear its consequences. True seekers are those who are engaged in gaining self-realization.
If these steps are well followed then they can easily give birth to a fine discrimination discriminative knowledge on what is right and wrong in the human Soul. The soul cannot be seen, it has no form, it is not experienced, it is not same as body, senses, or breath, there is no separate sign of its existence and it cannot be seen like a pot or a cloth.
The disciple feels that infinite time has passed since the soul is in bondage with karma, but it still keeps on acquiring new karmas. Atmasidhi propounds six fundamental truths on soul which are also known as satapada six steps. These six steps are totally true or correct, beyond all possible doubt, and this is indicated by the very high person, Bhagawan Mahavira.
The path of liberation lies in destroying craving, aversion and ignorance, which are knots of karmic bondage. In Part II, the disciple expresses doubt on each of the six steps, which are answered by the enlightened teacher. Hence liberation is impossible.
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The last chapter concludes by clarifying important Jain concepts. It will enjoy the pleasures of heavens by doing good deeds and suffer the hells due to its bad deeds; in either case the acquisition of karma good and bad continues.
He then instructed Ambalal to make out four copies of the manuscript and give one copy each to his disciples; Sobhagyabhai, Ambalal himself, Lalluji Maharaj and Zaveri Maneklal Ghelabhai. It is shasyra in the verse It is the enjoyer of its actionslocated in the world of rebirth or emancipated liberated and has the intrinsic movement upwards. If karma were gujrati be influenced by God, then god himself would be subject to afmasiddhi of actions, good and bad. He calls them as six pada or six spiritual steps: If the Jiva realises that its real nature is free from this dream state, then in a moment gujartai wakes up and achieves Samyak darshan or right vision or perception and attaining right vision, it can quickly obtain liberation as its own real nature.
The good and bad karmas since infinity is nothing but good and bad modes of the soul, which when uprooted results in liberation.
In reply, Shrimad wrote the famous letter also known as chha padno patra datedpropounding six fundamental truths, and inspired Lalluji Maharaj not to fear death. Hence the pupil concludes the soul does not exist and so there is no question shatsra bondage or liberation. This direction of six steps is shown by all knowing great saints with a view to help a Jiva to shake-off its ego, developed by its suffering in its beginningless deluded state, and its strong feeling of mine and thine and so to be completely free from it.
In the last part, the disciple is enlightened and shows his devotion to his guru.
It begins with this verse: His full name was Raichandbhai Ravjibhai Mehta. Furthermore, since change occurs continuously and nothing is permanent—this also atamsiddhi to the soul.
Similarly, the soul also bears the result of its karma, even though the karma is lifeless. One is born a king and another a pauper—that cannot be without a cause, indicating existence of karma. The knowing capacity exists on account of presence of the soul. Guru points out that the since the knower knows the object like pots and pans, this knower is soul itself. He can very easily see that these six steps are the highest decisions of the human Soul.
Jain texts Gujarati-language books. Digambara monk Aryika Kshullak Pattavali Acharya.
Gujarati Wikisource has original text related to this article: The pupil notes that there are so many religious paths and creed that it is difficult to understand which path leads to salvation.