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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At NadiadKaira District of Gujarat, one of the disciple of Shrimad, Sobhagyabhai requested him to put up the subject matter of the letter in a poetry form, as it would be difficult amasiddhi memorise the letter. Buddhism Hinduism Islam Sikhism Non-creationism. Shrimadji had studied various Jain scriptures and many great books written by Jain Acharyas.
Atma chhe te nitya chhe, chhe karta neejkarma Chhe bhokta vali moksha chhe, Moksha upay sudharma. The verses 92 to discuss the path to liberation and qualities of true seeker of knowledge. Here I have briefly shown these six steps propounded by all-knowing saints—the steps which are the principal residence of Samyak darshan or right vision enlightenment of Jiva soul.
Alternatively, God may be influencing the actions and karma or the actions may be influenced by the nature.
Verses 34 to 42 discuss the attributes of a true seeker of self. The disciple then concludes that he was satisfied with the replies to his first five doubts and he would feel fortunate if guru dispels his last doubt on the true path of liberation. 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.
Part of a series on. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He was also highly regarded by Mahatma Gandhi. They sometimes gather knowledge but do not act on it. The pupil notes that there are so many religious paths and creed that it is difficult to understand which path leads to salvation.
The guru explains that the body is merely a non-sentient form and hence cannot determine the birth and death of sentience. Lalluji Maharaj appreciates this letter as follows: Srimad then concludes by describing true teacher, true seeker and true religion. Ethics Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. This cannot happen if soul and body are the same. In Part II, the disciple expresses doubt on each of the six steps, which are answered by the enlightened teacher. Archived from the original PDF on July 10, Unrecognized language CS1 Gujarati-language sources gu.
He instructed Lalluji to study and reflect upon the Atmasiddhi in solitude. Jain texts Gujarati-language books.
This departs slightly with the traditional Jain belief See Tattvarthasutra 1. 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. He calms down his passions, aspires for liberation and has compassion for all living beings. He calls them as six pada or six spiritual steps: By propounding the six fundamental truths or steps, Shrimadji basically summarized what ancient Jain philosophers had been saying in attmasiddhi texts.
Verses 24 to 33 discuss the characteristics of a bigot and a sectarian. Finally the guru points out the irony of the question—to question whether the self exists, that itself proves the existence of self.
Gandhi records in his gujarsti that he was very impressed with him who answered his questions related to spirituality with patience and conviction. It begins with this verse: They are worthy of being proved most effective and helpful to a soul very near to its liberation in his natural thinking and reflection.
The part three ends Atmasiddhi with enlightenment of the disciple. The disciple feels that infinite time has passed since the soul is in bondage with karma, but it still keeps on acquiring new karmas.
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It propounds six fundamental truths on soul which are also known as satapada six steps. The disciple notes that the knowledge of soul and karma is useless unless we know the path to liberation.
It is a composition of verses in Gujaratiexplaining the fundamental philosophical truths about the soul and its liberation. But since God does shatsra influence the karma, it cannot bear fruit and hence soul does not bear its consequences. Shrimad has also said this same thing in his 3rd and 4th statements. Atma Atmwsiddhi is a philosophical poetry of verses that explains the fundamental philosophical truths about the soul and its liberation.
The discrimination of these six steps has been given by him to help a Jiva Self to rightly understand and realise his qtmasiddhi forms and nature. The verses 45 to 58 of this chapter explains the disciple’s doubts on the existence of the soul and the gurus clarification as to why the soul exists.
Such people select false gurus and confine themselves to external characteristics of the Jina. The background to his philosophy of six steps lie in one particular verse in a book called Adhyatma-saar by 17th century Jain philosopher-monk Yasovijaya which says: