Tattvartha Sutra ► 04 Urdhvalok - Jain Concept Of Cosmology ► 04.01-02

Posted: 18.04.2017

04.01 Devāshchaturnikāyāh

Audio:

Sanskrit:

देवाश्चतुर्निकायाः ।

Hindi:

देव चार निकायवाले है।

 

 

04.02 Trutiyah Pitaleshyah

Audio:

Sanskrit:

तृतिय: पीतलेश्यः ।

Hindi:

तीसरा निकाय पीतलेश्यावाला है।

 

 


04.01-02

English:

Cosmic beings are of four types; those belonging to the third type have yellow aura.

There are four types of cosmic beings. They are known as Bhavanapati, Vyantar, Jyotishka and Vaimanik. They have different aura.ranging from black to white. But the Jyotishka beings have only yellowish. All of them, except perhaps those of the second type, lead a happy and luxurious life. Because of the austerities, restraints, etc. observed in the previous lives, they are imbibed with much physical strength and are equipped with various accomplishments inclusive of the capability to move in any part of the universe.

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Title: Tattvartha Sutra
Translation:
Manu Doshi
Commentary:
Manu Doshi
Publisher:
Federation of Jain Associations in North America & Shrut Ratnakar
Edition:
2007
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