It also includes life sketch of 24 Tirthankaras.. Jain
philosophy states that Self - Salvation is possible only
by following a code of conduct. One who is clear with his
deeds can precisely be clear with his thoughts where lies
the thunderous, but non - lasting power of materialism and
where remains the ever lasting eternal power soul. That
is why the universal master, commander of knowledge Paramatma
Shri Mahavir Swami has made the saints exemplary rather
than a preacher.
Earlier, only the deserving saints who possess a decent
amount of knowledge were authorized to go through the 'Kalpa-Sutra'.
It was only after 980 years since Nirwan of Bhagwan Mahavir
Swami that the Kalpa-Sutra was made open for the first time
among general public at Anandpur and thereafter made available
for one all.
The author of Kalpa-Sutra is Shri Bhadrabahuswamiji. Since
he possessed the knowledge of 14 purvas he was being known
as Srutkevali. Bhagvan Shri Mahavir Swami narrated three
golden words (religious words known as Tripadi) to his decendants
and they transformed them into Dhwadsanghi. All great saints
who possess the knowledge of Dhwadsangh are called Chandpurvadhar.
In order to make the word Dhwadsanghi more simple it is
the ocean of knowledge which is divided into twelve volumes
prepared by the decendants of Bhagwan Shri Mahavir Swami
after hearing three golden words from him called Tripadi.
Among the Bhwadsanghi the twelveth volume called 'Dhrastivad'
immerse in in all the 14 purvas.
Currently of these twelve volumes only first eleven volumes
are available and that too are incomplete. The 12th volume
called 'Dhrastivad' has totally vanished.
Kalpa-Sutra has been prepared by Shri Bhadrabahuswamiji
as 8th chapter of Das Shruth Skandh basically differentiated
from Pratiyakhan Pravad which falls to be one among those