Jai Mahavir ji
Fundamental Features of Jainism.
Indestructibility And Liberty of matter
upadhyaya Munishri Kamakumar Nandi
Jainism has presented rational explanation of religion to the Indian culture. It saturated the religion with the nature of the object by removing it from performance of customs and rites.
Religion is the root “Kalp-Taru” (the tree of fulfillment of
desire). The main gate to salvation and the ship makes us cross the
ocean of world. “Vattu sahavo dhammo” Religion is the characteristic
of substance. This has been incorporated with philosophy while defining
religion. The ultimate goal of ideology is the ending of the suffering
and attainment of salvation. The deliverance from pain is the
renunciation and self-control; According to Jain holy scriptures there
are seven substances. Respect and faith in seven substances is known as
right belief. Realization of seven substances is known as right
knowledge and their actual following is called the right conduct and
character. The knowledge of the seven substances is called renunciation
and detachment Jainism holds that without ideology, religion is nothing
but an ordinary moral rule and does not have any special significance
and without religion, ideology is simply wordy warfare. The Jain
philosophy added to the Indian culture that the fundamental difference
between respect for religion and the ideology principle is that the
ideological view point is the many-folded theory of relativity. While
the religious respect is the rigid application analyzed through the
viewpoint, conducted and character lead to the attainment and
fulfillment of life by mingling with knowledge. In the rendering of word
and deed into uniformity, Jainism has given ample emphasis, and only
then enlightenment of the Indians ‘conduct became admirable and
In this respect, it has been well said: -
come to an end through religion. The effect of wrong circulation of the
planets is over; the enemies become defeated; where there is religion,
there is always peace and victory. So religion must be practiced and
Analysis of the principle of creation of universe
philosophy has not looked upon God as the creator, supporter and
devastator of the universe. It helps open the universe as the group of the endless, infinite,
independent and fundamental objects and according to nature, moment or
change goes on taking place. The system of the creation of the universe,
planning and management, occurs on account of its own nature,. This
cycle of change is devoid of the beginning and the end. There is
juncture of uncountable and contradictory forces, and that is why change
takes place in these objects at every movement. The universe is well
arranged and well controlled in itself by means of its mutual cause and
action. Science has also supported this principle later on. There is a
strong proof of this fact in order to support this viewpoint, in the
Indian culture and relativity has been emphasized.
Equalitarianism is the basis of social set-up and beginning of the
uplift of all what is known as socialism and communalism in political
language came to be known as Aparigrah (Non-possession) and so, as the
Jain ideology supported the basis of the quality strongly by calling
affinity and attachment as well as awakening of the feeling of mercy and
in every human being, in the Indian mind. In addition to the hoarding of
wealth and riches, this principle acted as an encouraging principle and
sentiment. The Jain ideology holds it as the main, moral mistake to
think and look upon God as the controller of the universe and to
establish the privilege and purity of a single person at his command,
so also to create selfishness. The door to equalitarianism and uplift of
all has opened through renunciation and non-possession. The principle of
non-possession alone can put an end to lack of generosity, and narrow
mindedness. This possession sheltered and supported materialism and
In the Jain ideology,
equalitariansm has been called supreme
The Jain teacher says that the joy and happiness that wise people
think about feeling of equality regarding the matters follows the
sentiment of infinite knowledge and this is what he holds firmly.
Jainism is the religion that declares that non-communalism alone can maintain mutual goodwill, advancement and prosperity prevail on all sides. The virtues become covered with unnecessary tension and factions. Man becomes enchained by too much of exaggeration to the adoration of his own gods and goddesses under the impression of narrow mindedness.
What is definition of religion? He shows pity on all the creatures. He who gives up the false statements and follows the path of truth is the real follower of religion, or the characteristic of substance is called religion.
the above-mentioned religion is beneficial.
Whoever follows this definition of religion He alone is mundane soul (religious), whether he is a Brahmin, a shudra or any one because no mundane soul has ever got a glittering gem on his head like the serpent.
I have no favoritism towards Lord Mahaveer, nor do I entertain any ill will towards Kapil etc. I accept and own, hidden by my logical statement.
The supporters of the Indian culture who look upon God as the creator would become fatalistic, indolent after handling over the reins of rise and fall to God Himself if Jain philosophy had not presented to principle of action (Karma Siddant) on the forum.
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