works contain a detailed description and analysis of the
various philosophical doctrines, discussions knowledge of
doctrines, and theories. There are discussions of these
works contain information about mathematics, geography,
astronomy, astrology etc.
works comprise a lot of information about the principles
of conduct and observance, the method of living, and the
way of life in this world.
class comprises works relating to stories, information,
fables, art, literature, history, sculpture, fiction, poetry
is no subject on which Jain Acharyas, Jain Sadhus and Jain
scholars have not written. Their works include history,
life-sciences, the science of matter, grammer, literature,
prosody, art, aesthetics, dramas, music, songs, astrology,
sculpture, ayurved, physiology, psychology, politics, dictionaries,
and encyclopaedias, poetry, stories etc. Just AS THE jain
literature is available in Sanskrit, Prakrit, Ardhamagadhi,
so also it is available in the form of published works in
such regional languages as Vraj, Tamil, Kannad, Rajasthani,
Gujarati, Maithili etc.
A representative Jain work.
Shri Tatvartaha Sutra.
you desire to find in the same (grangha) work practical,
critical and intellectual discussions and expositions of
all the Jain Siddhantas (theories), you can find them in
Shri Taatvarthadhigama Sutra or Shri Tatvartha Sutra.
concise and comprehensive work written by Sri Bhagwan Umaswati
(born 3rd century of the Vikram Era) in Samskrit, in the
form of Sutras or aphorisms, has been accepted and esteemed
equally by all the Jain schools of thought. In this magnificent
work, we get not only a profound and incisive analysis of
the philosophical doctrines of Jainism but also simple,
easy explanations, with commentaries, of the principles
of practical life and the spiritual endeavours for everyday
life. This grantha divided into 10 chapters contains about
344 aphorisms. This grantha contains commentaries for the
most part. Please have a glimpse of the Tatavartha Sutra.
35 The path of salvation; a discussion of theories; Nikshep;
knowledge, Naya etc.
52 A discussion of thoughts; righteousness, life, senses,
mind, awareness etc., (a detailed discussion of these things)
18 A detailed description of Hell and its torments. A description
of islands, seas, mountains, men, earth, etc. A
description of the Jain geography.
53 Heavenly beings, heaven - life - span - Leshya etc. -
a description of these things.
44 A detailed description of Astikay. Time, Anu and Paramanu
(the atoms and minute atoms) and Pudgals and the science
26 A detailed study of the subject of the bondage of Karma.
34 A discussion of the thoughts and vows of the life of
26 Bondage, Asrav, Nirjara etc., explained fully.
49 A discussion of the principle of Samvar. A discussion
relating to Dharma dhyan (a contemplation of Dharma).
7 A description of Moksha and Shukladhyan or the sublime
-- 1. SRI NANDISUTRA
-- 2. SRI ANUYOGDWAR SUTRA
-- 3. SRI DASVAIKALIK SUTRA
-- 4. SRI UTHRADHYAN SUTRA
-- 5. SRI AOGNIRYUKTI SUTRA
-- 6. SRI AAVASYAK SUTRA
-- 7. SRI NISHITHCHEDH SUTRA
-- 8. SRI VYAWAHARKALPA SUTRA
-- 9. SRI DASASHRUTSKHAND SUTRA
-- 10. SRI PANCHKALPACHEDH SUTRA
-- 11. SRI JITPANCHKALPACHEDH SUTRA
-- 12. SRI MAHANISHITHCHEDH SUTRA
-- 13. SRI CHATU: SHARANPRAKIRNAK SUTRA
-- 14. SRI AATURPRATYAKHAN SUTRA
-- 15. SRI BHAKTAPARIGYA SUTRA
-- 16. SRI SANSTARAKPRAKIRNAK SUTRA
-- 17. SRI TANDULVAITHALIK SUTRA
-- 18. SRI CHANDRAVADHYAKPRAKIRNAK SUTRA
-- 19. SRI DEVANDRASTAVPRAKIRNAK SUTRA
-- 20. SRI MARANSAMADHI SUTRA
-- 21. SRI MAHAPRATYAKHAN SUTRA
-- 22. SRI GANIVIDYAPRAKIRNAK SUTRA
-- 23. SRI ACHARANG SUTRA
-- 24. SRI SUTRAKRUTANG SUTRA
-- 25. SRI STHANANG SUTRA
-- 26. SRI SAMVAYANG SUTRA
-- 27. SRI BAHGAVATHI SUTRA
-- 28. SRI GNATANG SUTRA
-- 29. SRI UPASHAKDASANG SUTRA
-- 30. SRI ANTHKRUDDASANG SUTRA
-- 31. SRI ANUTROPPATHIK SUTRA
-- 32. SRI PRASHNAVYAKRAN SUTRA
-- 33. SRI VIPAKANG SUTRA
-- 34. SRI UPPATHIK SUTRA
-- 35. SRI RAJPRASHNIYA SUTRA
-- 36. SRI JAVABHIGAM SUTRA
-- 37. SRI PRAGYAPANOPANG SUTRA
-- 38. SRI SURYAPRAGYAPTI SUTRA
-- 39. SRI JAMBUDWEEPPRAGYAPTI SUTRA
-- 40. SRI CHANDRAPRAGYAPTI SUTRA
-- 41. SRI KALPAVATSHAK SUTRA
-- 42. SRI NIRYAVALI SUTRA
-- 43. SRI PUSHPACHULIKA SUTRA
-- 44. SRI VAHIDASOPANG SUTRA
-- 45. SRI PUSPIKOPANG SUTRA