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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One is born a king and another a pauper—that cannot be without a cause, indicating existence gujzrati karma. This darkness can be destroyed by light of knowledge.
Thus it is the soul who is the doer of its actions. This that which cannot be hsastra by matter and has always existed has to be eternal. They are unable to recognise enlightened teacher and adopt a staunchly sectarian attitude. In Part II, the disciple expresses doubt on each of the six steps, which are atmasidfhi by the enlightened teacher. They sometimes gather knowledge but do not act on it. The two verses 43 and 44 state and explain the Satpada that literally means six steps towards liberation.
He then goes on to discuss the characteristics of the false believer and the true seeker of self.
Knowledge of self is liberation. Srimad notes that some people indulge simply in mindless rituals while others are only pedantic without any action—both believing theirs as the only true path. These six steps are totally true or correct, beyond all possible doubt, and this is atmasuddhi by the very high person, Bhagawan Mahavira.
Atma Siddhi is a philosophical poetry of verses that explains the fundamental philosophical truths about the soul and its liberation. In the last part, the disciple is enlightened and shows his devotion to his guru. Part of a series on. Which is translated as: Similarly, the soul also bears the result of its karma, even though the karma is lifeless.
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Unrecognized language CS1 Gujarati-language sources gu. Views Read Edit View history. They are worthy of being proved most effective and helpful to a soul very near to its liberation in his natural thinking and reflection.
Alternatively, God shaztra be influencing the actions and karma or the actions may be influenced by the nature. Atmasiddhi is highly revered amongst the followers of Shrimad.
Hence it is difficult to believe that soul is eternal and permanent. This cannot happen if soul and body are the same. Furthermore, since change occurs continuously and nothing is permanent—this also applies to the soul. Lalluji Maharaj appreciates this letter as follows: Jain texts Gujarati-language books.
Shrimad has also said this same thing in his 3rd and 4th statements. The disciple is convinced on the soul as the doer of its karma but doubts that soul bears the consequence of its actions as the karma is a lifeless and unintelligent entity and hence cannot guharati consciousness.
The pupil is now convinced that soul is the enjoyer and sufferer of its karma but doubts whether it is possible to destroy atmawiddhi the karmas atmaskddhi attain liberation. The guru explains that the body is merely a non-sentient form and hence cannot determine the birth and death of sentience.
Although it is in poetry form, it is also known as Atma-siddhi Shastra as it enjoys a near-canonical status amongst the followers of Shrimad.
Diwali Mahavir Jayanti Paryushana Samvatsari. It has removed our doubts, confirmed our faith in the fundamentals of Jainism and those of all religions in general, namely the nature and development of soul. The verses 79 to 86 discuss the disciple’s doubt on whether the soul itself is the enjoyer and sufferer of the consequences sahstra the gurus clarification on the same.
In the same way the karma arising out of anger can be destroyed by forgiveness.
Digambara monk Aryika Kshullak Pattavali Acharya. Hence liberation is impossible. Hence, Atma Siddhi is translated as self attainment or self realization. He can very easily see that these six steps are the highest decisions of the human Soul. This letter has helped us to fujarati all our stray ideas and wandering thoughts. If the Jiva realises that its real nature is free from this dream state, then in a moment it wakes up and achieves Samyak darshan sgastra right vision shashra perception and attaining right vision, it can quickly obtain liberation as its own real nature.
The verses 87 to 91 discuss the capacity of soul to attain liberation. Then, he propounds the six fundamental gujartai of the soul and in the second part clarifies each fundamental truth. Disciple believes that actions itself may be influenced by past karmas or it may simply be the nature of the soul to attract karma. The eyes and other senses are tools and collectively the soul obtains knowledge from the senses.
Verses 34 to 42 discuss the attributes of a true seeker of self. Disciple also notes other views that God dispenses karma and regulates the world. The knowledge of the birth and death of the body can only be experienced by the soul if it is separate from the body.
Fourteen Purvas The Prior Knowledge — considered totally lost. It is explained in the verse Retrieved from ” https: If karma were to be influenced by God, then god himself would be subject to impurity of actions, good and bad.