The word 'Kalpa' means 'behaviour'. Kalpa -Sutra includes in detail the life a sadhu should lead. It gives a lot of importance to the behaviour a person should lead if he wants to better the world or himself.


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 12 volumes.