GHATI KARMAS & AGHATI KARMAS


GHATI KARMAS

1) THE JANAVARAN KARMA

Students experience pain and sorrow when they take up books to study they feel so because they cannot remember what they read this happens on account of the effect of the Jnanavaran Karma in the background. In the second column, on account of the emergence of the Jnanavaran Karma, people cannot understand what they read. They think it is their misfortune. When this Karma is destroyed, people can understand anything with the help of authoritative books.

2) THE DARSHANAVARAN KARMA

On account of the emergence and the efficacy of Darshanavaran Karma, people become blind; and cannot even see a motorcar coming up. (In the fourth column) on account of the efficacy of Darshanavaran Karma, man develops the habit of sleeping so deeply that he will not be aware of a snake that may come near him.

3) THE MOHANIYA KARMA

On account of the emergence and the efficacy of Mohaniya Karma, man though he receives exhortations from a Sadhu, becomes a slave to the infatuation of false perception and deems violence and other sins, duties like a fisherman. Then, when he does not commit even violence, even then he is devoid of discipline and remains like a tree bound by Karmas, but if it is not bound by the Mohaniya Karma, the tree which does not commit sins openly attains salvation (From top to bottom). Though exhorted by Sadhus, man likes meat eating or enslaved by Moha, he commits sins and kills sheep; and blinded by false Shastras, sacrifices animals at yagnas. On account of the attachment and attractions of the five senses man becomes attached to various means of mundane happiness. Serially from top to bottom the jiva entertains anger. He grows proud like Ravana, the ten-headed one according to the non-Jains (but actually, he had one head, which was reflected by nine splendid diamonds. He is therefore said to be the ten-headed one). Students may adopt the deceptive method of copying in their examinations. Under the influence of this Karma, people become extremely avaricious. Enslaved by passion, they engage themselves in “Cock and hen” love affairs.

4) VEDANIYA KARMA

On account of the efficacy of Shatavedaniya Karma man experiences happiness on account of prosperity on account of the Ashatavedaniya Karma, he experiences pain by beating and driving animals and experiences sorrow on account of illness.

The soul and the Karma.


AGATHI KARMAS

1) THE AYUSHYA KARMA

On account of the Ayushyakarma, the Jiva attains life; it takes birth and has to experience existence upto the time of death. The child in the womb and dying after completing the span of his life, and giving up the body.

2) THE NAM KARMA

On account of the efficacy of the Tirthankar-nam Karma, the loftiest one of the Namkarma group, the Lord sits upon the triple stronghold of the Samawasaran and delivers his sermons. On account of the efficacy of the Suswarnamkarma, man sings sweetly. On account of the efficacy of the Yashnamkarma others honour and glorify him. On account of the deficiency of the Sharir Angopang Karma, one becomes lame. On account of the efficacy of the Shubhavarannam Karma one attains a beautiful appearance and on account of the Ashubhavnanamakarma one becomes ugly.

3) THE ANTRAY KARMA

On account of the efficacy of the Labhantaray karma, the suppliant or the beggar inspite of repeated entreaties for help receives on help because others refuse to help him. On account of the efficacy of the Danantaraykarma, a man does not have the mind or enthusiasm to render help to the needy, though he possesses all kinds of prosperity or wealth. (Above) The Bhogantaraykarma shows its efficacy. Though delicious food is ready one cannot eat it because one receives a telegram or news that one’s dear relative is suffering from some dreadful disease; and the food cannot be enjoyed. A merchant gets a large number of customers because his Labhantaraykarma has been destroyed. Another merchant, on account of the Labhantaraykarma gets no customers and sits in desperation with his hands on his head. In the same manner, the Viryantaraykarma of a labourer has disappeared; so he easily carries a heavy sack of grain; but a merchant on account of the Viryantaraykarma pants for breath when he lifts even a small bag.

4) THE GOTRA KARMA

On account of the efficacy of the superior Gotrakarma one is born in a noble family and enjoys prosperity and on account of inferior Gotrakarma one is born in a low family.

The original quality of the soul.

The Karma that covers the soul.
Kinds
The effect of the Karma.
ANANT JNAN
Jnanavaran
5
Ignorance, inability to understand, stupidity, inertia, incapable of being taught, illiteracy stammering, etc.

ANANT DARSHAN
Darsanavarana
9
Blindness, incapacity of the senses, intoxication with power or money, sleep, swooning, etc., may envelop the soul.

ANANT CHARITRA
Mohaniya
28
Attachment, hatred, envy, infatuation, longing, ecstasy, contempt, deep attachment, miserliness etc., -these defects envelop the soul.

ANANT VIRYA
Antaray
5
No desire to go on the right path; indolence, poverty; lack of strength; being worried by want; not being able to do auspicious actions.

AKSHAY SUKH
Vedaniya
2
Happiness; health; being free from diseases; and illhealth; sickness; disease, sorrow etc., also may be caused.

AKSHAY STHITI
Ayushya
4
This keeps the soul wandering in the vicious circle of birth, life and death.

AGURULAGHUTVA
Gotra
2
Being born in a good family and in a high status/ Being born in a low family or in a lower status.

ARUPITVA
Nam
103
Well- built body- Beauty and symmetry in body- or ugliness, notoriety- good fortune- misfortune- prosperity- adversity- honour- dishonor- played blindly by these two- one may attain also the status of Tirthankar by the influence of these factors.