Dravya Samgraha of Nemichandra Siddhanta Chakravartti

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1989 - Indische Philosophie - 262 pages
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Dravya-Samgraha is a Sanskritized title of a Prakrit work Drava-Samgaha or Compendium of Substances containing 58 gathas or verses.3:07 PM 9/13/01 The first part extending from verses 1 to 27 deals with the six substances recognized in the Jaina canon including the five Astikayas; the second part comprising verses 28-39 deals with the seven tattvas or reals and nine padarthas or categories; and the third part consisting of verses 40-57 describes the way to attain liberation. The last verse of the work mentions Muni Nemichandra as the author of these verses. He is better known as Nemichandra Siddhanta Chakravartin or The master of the totality of the sacred writings and is known to have flourished at the close of the 10th or the beginning of 11th century C.E. The famous General Chamunda Raya has mentioned him as his teacher. The present work includes English translation of Dravya-Samgraha and the text of `Brahmadeva`s Sanskrit commentary Dravya-Samgraha-vrtti.
 

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Contents

PREFACE
ix
A Guide to Transliteration
xviii
Inscription at the foot of the image of Vahuvali
xxix
Nemichandra Siddhantachakravarttt explaining
xxxviii
LIST OF CHARTS
xlv
TEXT AND TRANSLATION 1123
1
The characteristics of Jlva
8
Jlva according to Suddha Naya
20
The two kinds of AkaSa
56
Points of time
62
Why Pudgala is Kaya?
68
The subdivisions of Bhavasrava
74
Bhavabandha and Dravyabandha
80
Varieties of Bhavasamvara
86
The two kinds of Nirjara
93
Notes on Important References
231

The fruits of Karmaswhether enjoyed by Jlva
27
Jlvas having not having and being without mind
33
Mukta Jlvas
42
The modifications of Pudgala
50

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