Bhagavan Mahavira Life and Philosophy : [07.10] Asrava And Bandha

Published: 11.09.2005
Updated: 06.10.2008

Chapter 7

The Relevance Of The Jaina Religion To Modern Problems

Asrava (Cause Of The Influx Of Karma) And Bandha (Bondage Of Karma)


nce Indrabhuti Gautama asked Bhagavan Mahavira:

“Lord, is there any mutual relationship between the animate and the inanimate?”

Bhagavan Mahavira replied,

"No substance is either entirely similar or entirely dissimilar to other substances. The animate and the inanimate substances possess many a common characteristic. That is why they interact. The animate consume the inanimate, i.e. the inanimate is consumed by the animate. The exertion of the animate (soul) is the agent of this interaction. It (soul) exerts itself to attract the inanimate (matter) and associates it with itself. This attempt to attract the pudgala is called asrava (the cause of the influx of karma) and its bondage with soul is called bandha.”

Sources
Title: Bhagavan Mahavira Life and Philosophy
Translated & Edited: Muni Mahendra Kumar
Language:

English

Edition 1995
Publisher: Jain Vishva Bharati, Ladnun, India

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