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जैनधर्म के प्रारंभिक ज्ञान हेतु शिक्षण

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जैनधर्म के प्रारंभिक ज्ञान हेतु शिक्षण
Teaching For The Basic Knowledge of Jainism
द्वारा— प्रज्ञाश्रमणी आर्यिकारत्न चन्दनामती

6-05-2018

धर्मप्रेमी बंधुओं! पूज्य गणिनीप्रमुख आर्यिकाशिरोमणि श्री ज्ञानमती माताजी द्वारा सन् १९७४ में बालक-बालिकाओं के लिए जैनधर्म की प्राथमिक शिक्षा हेतु लिखी गई बाल विकास पुस्तक सभी के लिए बहुत ही उपयोगी है। इस बाल विकास के ४ भाग हैं, इन चारों भागों का अध्ययन करके जैनधर्म के मूलभूत सिद्धान्तों को पूर्णरूप से समझा जा सकता है। बालकों के साथ-साथ बड़ों के लिए भी जैनधर्म का इतना ज्ञान होना तो अतीव आवश्यक है इसीलिए यहाँ मैं बाल विकास भाग-१ की पुस्तक के माध्यम से आप सभी को शिक्षण प्रदान करना चाहती हूँ। पाठ का अंगे्रेजी अनुवाद स्व. श्री जिनेन्द्र प्रसाद जैन-ठेकेदार, दिल्ली द्वारा किया गया था। पुन: 'Important Facts About The lesson' के माध्यम से मैंने जैनधर्म के इस प्रारंभिक ज्ञान को आज के बाल एवं युवा वर्ग तक पहुँचाने का प्रयास किया है। अनादिनिधन णमोकार महामंत्र से इस पुस्तक का शुभारंभ हुआ है। यह मंत्र मातृका मंत्र, अपराजित मंत्र आदि नामों से भी जाना जाता है। सर्वप्रथम इसका शुद्ध उच्चारण आवश्यक है, पुन: यह माता के समान सदैव आपकी रक्षा करेगा और प्रत्येक संकट के समय इस मंत्र के स्मरण व जाप्य से आपकी विजय होगी। प्रतिदिन प्रात:काल सोकर उठते ही इसे ९ बार पढ़ें और रात्रि में सोते समय ९ बार पढ़ें। आपका पूरा दिन मंगलमय होगा और रात्रि में अच्छे-अच्छे सपने आयेंगे।

पाठ १-णमोकार मंत्र

णमो अरिहंताणं अर्हंतों को नमस्कार हो।
णमो सिद्धाणं सिद्धों को नमस्कार हो।
णमो आइरियाणं आचार्यों को नमस्कार हो।
णमो उवज्झायाणं उपाध्यायों को नमस्कार हो।
णमो लोए सव्वसाहूणं लोक में सर्व साधुओं को नमस्कार हो।

इस मन्त्र में अर्हंत, सिद्ध, आचार्य, उपाध्याय और साधु इन पाँच परमेष्ठियों को नमस्कार किया गया है।

इसमें ३५ अक्षर होते हैं और अट्ठावन मात्राएँ होती हैं। णमोकार मंत्र का सुन्दर चालीसा भी है, आप उसे पढ़कर ज्ञान का लाभ प्राप्त कीजिए। हो जयवंत अनादिमंत्रं, णमोकार अपराजित मंत्रंं।

Now you will listen the contents in Enlgish.

NAMOKAR MANTRA

NAMO ARIHANTANAM
NAMO SIDDHANAM
NAMO AYARIYANAM
NAMO UVAJJHAYANAM

NAMO LOE SAVVASAHUNAM


1. Namo Arihantanam means-Bow to the Semi-Salvated Souls (Arhants). Do you understand the meaning of Semi-Salvated Souls. Now, I explain you that Arihant Bhagwan destroyed four Karmas only out of eight and they will surely attain liberation, but at present they are neither worldly nor liberated, so they are called as Eashatsansari or Eashanmukta that is Semi Salvated.
2. Namo Siddhanam means-Bow to the Liberated Souls (Siddhas). They have destroyed all the eight karmas.
3. Namo Ayariyanam means-Bow to the Preceptors (Acharyas).
4. Namo Uvajjhayanam means-Bow to the Spiritual Teachers ( Upadhyayas).
5. Namo Loye Savva Sahunam means-Bow to all the Saints (Sadhus) of the World.
In this holy verse we have bowed our head to the Semi-Salvated Souls, Liberated Souls, Preceptors, Spiritual Teachers and Saints. We should worship all these five Supreme Spiritual Guides (Panch Permeshthees).
This Mantra is having 35 letters and 58 Matras. The chalisa of Namokar Mantra is also available, you should recite that also.
Religious Gentlemen!
Now I want to tell you same important facts about this lesson.
Poojya Ganini Pramukh Aryika Shri Gyanmati Mataji wrote Bal Vikas Books in 1974.
These books are very useful for everyone for knowing the fundamentals of Jainism.
There are four parts of Bal Vikas. I want to teach all of you from the book of Bal Vikas part-1.
This book begins with Namokar Mantra, which I recited just now it is eternal and is the mother of all of the Mantras.
Firstly, you should understand its correct pronunciation then it will save you like a Mother and you will get victory in all adverse conditions by reciting this Mantra.
You should recite it nine times every morning, when you wake up and also in the night, when you go to the bed. Thus, the whole day of you will be very fruitful and auspicious. You will also see good dreams in the night.
I will teach you the second lesson tommorow, So wait to listen to an interesting story tommorow.

7-05-2018

पाठ २-णमोकार मंत्र का माहात्म्य

जीवंधर कुमार ने मरते हुए कुत्ते को णमोकार मंत्र सुनाया जिसके प्रभाव से वह मरकर देवगति में सुदर्शन यक्षेन्द्र हो गया। उसने वहाँ से आकर जीवंधर कुमार को नमस्कार किया और स्तुति की।

एसो पंचणमोयारो, सव्व पावप्पणासणो।
मंगलाणं च सव्वेिंस, पढमं हवइ मंगलं।।


अर्थ-यह पंच नमस्कार मंत्र सब पापों का नाश करने वाला है और सब मंगलों में पहला मंगल है।

शिष्य-गुरूजी! क्या हम लोग पांचों परमेष्ठी में से किसी का पद प्राप्त कर सकते हैं?

अध्यापक-हाँ! आप लोग मनुष्य पर्याय से पाँचों परमेष्ठी के पद प्राप्त कर सकते हैं। देखो! दिगम्बर मुनियों के संघ में आचार्य, उपाध्याय और साधु ये तीनों परमेष्ठी रहते हैं। ये ही मुनि आगे अर्हंत, सिद्ध भी बन सकते हैं। पद्मरुचि ने बैल को णमोकार मंत्र सुनाया, वह आगे सुग्रीव हुआ।

Now you listen this lesson in Enlgish, the name of this lesson is-

Greatness of Namokar Mantra


In this lesson Shri Gyanmati Mataji has told that once upon a time prince Jivandhar recited Namokar Mantra to a dying dog and due to its effect the dog became a heavenly deity called Sudarshan Yakshendra .

From there he came down to Jivandhar and greeted him with much respect. He recited a verse about Namokar Mantra-


AISO PANCH NAMOYARO,
SAVVA PAVAPPANASANO.
MANGALANAM CHA SAVVESIM,

PADHAMAM HAVAI MANGALAM.


The meaning of this verse is that reciting of the Namokar Mantra destroys all evil-effects and this mantra is supreme in auspiciousness.
A Disciple asked a question that-Can we attain any one out of these five supreme posts of Panch Parmeshtis ?
Then Teacher gives answer-Yes, you can attain all the five posts from the human life.
We can see that the last three souls are present even today in a group of Jain Saints called Sangh and they practice the scriptures to become Semi-Salvated and Liberated Souls.
Religious Brothers, Sisters & lovely Kids!
Now I tell you some Important Facts about this lesson.
This is the second lesson of Bal Vikas Part-1, which tells us about the ‘Greatness of
Namokar Mantra’. By its description, you knew that a dying dog became a deity just by listening to this Mahamantra, although the dog was not understanding its meaning. Similarly, one other famous story is about Padmaruchi Seth, who recited this holy verse to a dying bull, which became the son of the king of the same city in the next birth and ultimately became ‘Sugreev’ and the jeev of Padmaruchi Seth became ‘Shri Ram Chandra’. Both had the fast-friendship till getting salvation.
Dying snake-couple became Dharnendra-Padmavati by listening to this Mahamantra. Such other true stories are also present in Jain Scriptures. Even today Namokar Mahamantra is recited to a child of 40 days to make him/her a Jain. At the time of death also, it is recited to householders and even to Sadhus.
So we should recite this Mantra in heart during all the activities of life as sitting-standing-walking and so on. It will also help the children during their examination, so start its recitation from today only.

8-05-2018

पाठ ४-चौबीस तीर्थंकर

तीर्थंकर चौबीस होते हैं। उनके ऋषभनाथ से लेकर श्री महावीर पर्यंत नाम हैं। उनकी पहचान के लिये प्रत्येक के अलग-अलग ये चिन्ह बताये गये हैं।

तीर्थंकर चिन्ह तीर्थंकर चिन्ह तीर्थंकर चिन्ह तीर्थंकर चिन्ह
१. ऋषभनाथ बैल ७. सुपार्श्वनाथ साथिया १३. विमलनाथ शूकर १९. मल्लिनाथ कलश
२. अजितनाथ हाथी ८. चन्द्रप्रभ चन्द्रमा १४. अनन्तनाथ सेही २०. मुनिसुव्रतनाथ कछुवा
३. संभवनाथ घोड़ा ९. पुष्पदंतनाथ मगर १५. धर्मनाथ वज्रदंड २१. नमिनाथ नीलकमल
४. अभिनंदननाथ बंदर १०. शीतलनाथ कल्पवृक्ष १६. शांतिनाथ हिरण २२. नेमिनाथ शंख
५. सुमतिनाथ चकवा ११. श्रेयांसनाथ गेंडा १७. कुन्थुनाथ बकरा २३. पार्श्वनाथ सर्प
६. पद्मप्रभ कमल १२. वासुपूज्य भैंसा १८. अरनाथ मछली २४. महावीर सिंह

Now I tell you some Important Facts About This Lesson- Lovely Kids! all of you will read the fourth lesson "24 Teerthankars" in Bal Vikas Part-1. In this fourth lesson Poojya Ganini Pramukh Shri Gyanmati Mataji has told the names and symbols of twenty four Teerthankars. Probably, you must be knowing these twenty four names. Yet you should now remember their symbols also, so that you can recognize the Idol of a particular Teerthankar. After remembering these, you should go to any Jain Mandir and write down in your diary the names of the Teerthankar-Idols present in that Mandir. Here, Firstly I tell you about the first Teerthankar Lord Rishabhdev, one hundred eight feet high single stone Idol of whom is consecrated on Rishabhgiri Mangitungi here. You will be surprised to know that this Idol has been constructed by cutting the huge Mountain. Lord Rishabhdev was born at Ayodhya crores of years back, He was the first king of this earth, on the name his first some Bharat Chakravarti our country is called as Bhaarat Varsh. He propagated the way of living humanlife. He took Digambar Jain Deeksha at Prayag Teerth and got Kevalgyan there only after the Penance of one thousand years. He preached the religion of Munis & House holders for the first time. After a long time he attained Salvation from Kailash Parvat. In his Teerthankar tradition Bhagwan Mahavir became the 24th or the Last Teerthankar, whose brief life-sketch has been given in this lesson, you can read it your self. Now, I want to tell you about Teerthankar Lord Mahaveer. Who was He ? How He got the rank of Teerthankar ? Firstly you should know that at present, all of us are living in the era of Lord Mahaveer. Because after Him, no Teerthankar has born on this earth. In future, when fourth era will come again in the Bharat Kshetra, twenty four Teerthankars will be born here at Ayodhya Nagari. Teerthankar Mahaveer was born at Kundalpur of Bihar State. His father’s name was King Siddharth and the name of His mother was Queen Trishla. Mahaveer was born on Chaitra Shukla Trayodashi. He did not marry and took the vow of celibacy for whole life. He took Jaineshwari Deeksha at thirty years of age and attained Kevalgyan after twelve years of penance, at the age of 42. His first divine preaching was originated on the Vipulachal Mountain of Rajgrahi in Bihar State. For thirty years, Bhagwan Mahaveer preached the whole universe sitting in Samavasaran. After that, He attained Salvation/Nirvandham from Jalmandir of Pavapuri Teerth in Bihar Sate. Lovely Children! You have known about the brief introduction of Lord Mahaveer. AT last you should also remember that Lord Mahaveer was not the founder of Jainism because He was the twenty fourth Teerthankar. Infact, in this era Jainism was first propagated by Lord Rishabhdev, the first Teerthankar. Being a Jain, you should always remain vegetarian because 'Live and Let Live' is the main preaching of all the Teerthankars.

पाठ ५-जीव-अजीव

मैं जीव हूँ। मुझमें जानने (ज्ञान) और देखने (दर्शन) की शक्ति है तथा मैं जीता था, जीता हूँ और जीऊँगा इसलिये जीव हूँ। मनुष्य, तिर्यंच, पशु-पक्षी, कीड़े-मकोड़े, वृक्ष आदि सभी जीव हैं। खिलौना अजीव है। उसमें जानने और देखने की शक्ति नहीं है। यह सुख और दु:ख का अनुभव नहीं कर सकता, इसलिये अजीव है। घड़ी, मोटर, टेलीविजन, मकान आदि अजीव हैं।

Living being and non Living being

I am a living being. I am able to know and see. I was living, I am living and I will live, therefore I am a living being. Human, animals(beasts), birds, worms, trees etc. all are living beings. Toy is lifeless. It does not have the senses to know and see. It cannot feel happiness or sorrow, therefore it is lifeless (Non living being) . Watch, car, television and buildings etc. all are lifeless. Now I tell you some Important Facts about this lesson Religious Brothers, Sisters and Lovely Children! You have got the knowledge of four lessons of Bal Vikas Part-1. Now you will read the fifth lesson-"Living Being And Non Living Being”. In this lesson, the pictures have also been given by Poojya Ganini Shri Gyanmati Mataji. You should know the special issue that Jains believe that each living being is an integration of soul and body. Soul is an eternal non-material entity, which upon death takes rebirth and continues the cycle of life and death until liberation. Liberation is achieved only after the soul frees itself of all Karmic influences of present and past lives. You and we all are living beings, so all of us should always do auspicious activities, should eat vegetarian diet, should use herbal products. You should not use any leather products because leather is produced by killing the animals. You should also not use non-vegetarian soaps, toothpastes and cosmetic items. One thing you should know that even when you are a vegetarian yet some children take cakes or pastries in birthday parties of their friends, so be careful that to be a strict vegetarian you should never take cakes, pastries and biscuits etc. having egg. Because egg is also the baby of the hen and consuming it means non vegeterian diet. Also remember that no egg is vegetarian.

Today I want to present a new subject for all of you, that is related with this lesson. So listen, this new subject is-

Use of Filtered water

The use of filtered water has been described in Asht Moolguns of a Shravak. Bhavyatman! various little living-beings are present in only one drop of unfiltered water. The use of filtered water is the peculiar characteristic of the 'Principle of Non-violence' or Compassion for all the living-beings of Jainism. As you know that not taking meals at night and using filtered water are the symbols of Jain community throughout the world. I want to tell you a true story about it- Once late Dr. Kailash Chand Jain, Delhi, dedicated devotee of Poojya Gyanmati Mataji, went abroad to attend an official meeting. All the English counter-parts knew that Dr. Jain used to drink only filtered water. One day what happened that he took up the glass of water and touched it with the lips. At the same moment the English official stoped him and asked- Mr. Jain! will you drink unfiltered water ? Dr. Jain was surprised to know the effect of following Jain-Norms. Infact, that day Dr. K.C. Jain forgot this practice due to concentration in the work but even then the Englishman stopped him from breaking his rule. So, you should also think that when you practice a particular vow, you are recognized by that. Infact, drinking filtered water is not an old-fashioned tradition, but it is full of kindness for small creatures along with the sound health. I hope that you will sincerely try to drink filtered water after reading about this. Remember, the water should be filtered by double cloth and after it the 'Jivani' should be done in the proper way, so that the creatures on the cloth again reach their reservoir. The water filtered by filtering devices may be good for health but the Jain principle of Compassion for all the living-beings is not followed here, as all the poor creatures die in the process of filtration.

पाठ ६-जीव के भेद

जीव के दो भेद हैं-संसारी और मुक्त। मैं संसारी जीव हूँ। अनादि काल से संसार में ही घूमकर जन्म-मरण के दु:ख उठा रहा हूँ। मेरे साथ आठों कर्म लगे हुए हैं, इसलिये मैं संसारी हूँ। मनुष्य, देव, नारकी और तिर्यंच ये सब संसारी जीव हैं। जिन्होंने आठों कर्मों का नाश कर दिया है, जो संसार के दु:खों से, जन्म-मरण के चक्कर से छूट गये हैं, जो लौटकर संसार में कभी नहीं आवेंगे, वे मुक्त जीव या सिद्ध परमात्मा कहलाते हैं।

शिष्य-क्या हम भी सिद्ध बन सकते हैं?

अध्यापक-हाँ! अवश्य बन सकते हैं। सिद्ध बनने का उपाय समझने के लिये ही तो हम और आप जैन धर्म पढ़ते हैं।

Now You will listen the contents in English-Kinds of Living beings (Souls) There are two kinds of living beings (souls)- 1) Worldly souls 2) Liberated souls I am a worldly being, all of you are also worldly beings, cycling the universe and suffering the miseries of deaths and births. I am bound by all eight Karmas, therefore I am a worldly being. Human, Divines (Deities), Hellish beings (Narkis) and animals, all are worldly souls. Those who have destroyed all the eight Karmas, will not take birth in the world again. They are free from the miseries of deaths and births and are called Liberated Souls or Siddha Parmatma. Knowing this you can think that Can we become Liberated Soul (Siddha)? The answer of this thought is, Yes, surely we can get the post of liberated soul. Infact to understand the way to become Siddha, we study the scriptures of Jain Dharma. Now, I want to tell you some Important Facts about this lesson Religious Brothers, Sisters and lovely Children! now we will discuss the sixth lesson of Bal Vikas Part-1. The name of this lesson is-Kinds of Living Beings. All of you have got the knowledge of five lessons of Bal Vikas Part-1, Namokar Mantra, Greatness of Namokar Mantra, The bad fruition of the dishonour of Namokar Mantra, Twenty four Teerthankars and Jeeva-Ajeev-Living being & Non-living being. Now You will listen the contents in English-Kinds of Living beings (Souls) There are two kinds of living beings (souls)- 1) Worldly souls 2) Liberated souls I am a worldly being, all of you are also worldly beings, cycling the universe and suffering the miseries of deaths and births. I am bound by all eight Karmas, therefore I am a worldly being. Human, Divines (Deities), Hellish beings (Narkis) and animals, all are worldly souls. Those who have destroyed all the eight Karmas, will not take birth in the world again. They are free from the miseries of deaths and births and are called Liberated Souls or Siddha Parmatma. Knowing this you can think that Can we become Liberated Soul (Siddha)? The answer of this thought is, Yes, surely we can get the post of liberated soul. Infact to understand the way to become Siddha, we study the scriptures of Jain Dharma. Now, I want to tell you some Important Facts about this lesson Religious Brothers, Sisters and lovely Children! now we will discuss the sixth lesson of Bal Vikas Part-1. The name of this lesson is-Kinds of Living Beings. All of you have got the knowledge of five lessons of Bal Vikas Part-1, Namokar Mantra, Greatness of Namokar Mantra, The bad fruition of the dishonour of Namokar Mantra, Twenty four Teerthankars and Jeeva-Ajeev-Living being & Non-living being. The name of the sixth lesson is “Kinds of Living-beings.” Here you must know one important fact that Arihant Bhagwan has destroyed four Ghatiya Karmas but still they are not fully liberated but it is also true that in sometime He will surely become the Siddha Parmeshthi, so they are neither worldly nor Liberated. They are called as Eashatsansari or Eashanmukta (Semi-Salvated). You and we are worldly souls from eternal. When we will destroy all the eight Karmas, we will get liberation and will become Siddha Parmatma. After getting that post, we will never take birth in the world. But at present all of us are worldly souls, so we should do auspicious activities and should lead a virtuous life. At last I want to tell you that throughout the day you eat variety of foods. Food governs not only your physical health, but also your mental well-being and your social interactions. In Jain way of life, diet minimizes harm to living beings. Jains believe that all living beings have souls, unlike other traditions, who believe that only humans have souls. Hence, killing of any living creature may it be a plant or a human-being, is violence. However, Jains categorize living beings by the number of senses they possess (from one to five senses). The level of violence that is committed when any creature is harmed, depends on the senses it possesses. For example, plants and bacteria are one-sensed beings and cows, pigs or humans are five sensed beings. Eating meat is many orders of magnitude more violent than a plant based diet. Now I am ending this lesson and inspire you for progressing your human life on the path of morality.

पाठ ७-इन्द्रिय का लक्षण

संसारी जीव की पहचान के चिन्ह को इन्द्रिय कहते हैं। इन्द्रिय के पाँच भेद हैं-स्पर्शन, रसना, घ्राण, चक्षु और कर्ण। जिससे छू जाने पर हल्का, भारी, ठंडा, गरम, खरवा, चिकना, कड़ा, नरम आदि का ज्ञान होता है, उसे स्पर्शन इन्द्रिय कहते हैं। जिससे खट्टा, मीठा, कडुआ, चटपटा व कषायला रस जाना जाता है, उसे रसना इन्द्रिय कहते हैं। जिससे सुगन्ध और दुर्गन्ध का ज्ञान होता है, उसे घ्राण इन्द्रिय कहते हैं। जिससे काला, पीला, नीला, लाल, सपेâद रंग जाना जाता है, उसे चक्षु इन्द्रिय कहते हैं। जिससे मनुष्य, पशु, पक्षी, बादल, बाजे आदि की आवाज जानी जाती है, उसे कर्ण या श्रोत्र इन्द्रिय कहते हैं। शिष्य-हमारे कितनी इन्द्रियाँ हैं? गुरूजी-हमारे और आपके पाँचों इन्द्रियाँ हैं, क्योंकि हम लोग छूकर वस्तुओं को जानते हैं, चखकर रसों का, सूँघकर फलों का, देखकर चित्रों का और सुनकर शब्दों का ज्ञान कर लेते हैं।

Now you read this lesson in English also named-

Characteristics of senses (Indriyas)

A worldly being is recognized by the senses he/she has. There are five kinds of sense organs (Indriyas) : 1 . Body (Sparshan) 2. Tongue (Rasna) 3. Nose (Ghran) 4. Eyes (Chakshu) and 5. Ears (Karna). By touching which, qualities like light, heavy , cold, hot etc. are known is called Body (Sparshan Indriya). Tongue (Rasna Indriya) has the quality of taste like sweet or sour. Nose (Ghran Indriya) has the quality of smelling like good or bad. Eyes (Chakshu Indriya) have the quality of seeing like black, yellow, blue, red, white colour etc. Ears (Karna Indriya) have the quality of hearing the sound of human, animals, birds & music etc. Knowing these qualities of senses you think that how many senses do we have? The answer of this question is we and all of you have all the five senses because we recognize the things by touching, by tasting (juice etc.), by smelling (flowers, fruits etc.) , by looking (picture-games etc.) and by hearing (Music, sound etc.). Now you know some Important Facts about this lesson You are reading the lesson about five senses (Indriyas). What is the meaing of Indriya ? and how many kinds are of Indriyas-senses ? In this lesson Poojya Ganini Pramukh Shri Gyanmati Mataji has told about all these questions.

पाठ ८-सच्चे देव, शास्त्र और गुरु

जो वीतरागी, सर्वज्ञ और हितोपदेशी हैं तथा अर्हंत, तीर्थंकर, जिनेन्द्र आदि नामों से जाने जाते हैं, वे सच्चे देव कहलाते हैं। जो सर्वज्ञ देव का कहा हुआ है और उन्हीं के वचनों के आधार पर आचार्यों द्वारा कहा गया है, वही सच्चा शास्त्र है, उसे जिनवाणी भी कहते हैं। जो विषयों की आशा से रहित हैं, सम्पूर्ण आरम्भ और परिग्रह से रहित हैं, नग्न दिगम्बर मुनि हैं, वे सच्चे गुरू हैं, उन्हें ही साधु, आचार्य, सद्गुरू और तपस्वी कहते हैं। मैं प्रतिदिन जिनमन्दिर में जाकर जिनेन्द्रदेव की प्रतिमा का दर्शन करता हूँ एवं मुनियों को नमोस्तु भी करता हूँ, अब सच्चे शास्त्रों का स्वाध्याय भी करूँगा। नोट - रत्नकरण्डश्रावकाचार एवं आप्तमीमांसा आदि ग्रंथों में सच्चे देव को आप्त के नाम से बताया है और उनकी अनेक प्रकार से परीक्षा आदि करके उन्हें सच्चे आप्त-भगवान के रूप में स्वीकार किया है। सर्वज्ञता-वीतरागता और हितोपदेशिता ये तीन गुण सच्चे भगवान में होना आवश्यक है।

Now you will listen the contents in English-

Qualities of Real God, Scriptures and Spiritual Teachers True God: he who is free from all attachment & malice (Veetragi), has infinite knowledge (Sarvagya), gentle in speech (Hitopdeshi) and known as Arhant, Tirthankar or Jinendra. TRUE SCRIPTURE: Which is preached by the Semi-Salvated Soul, written & taught by the spiritual teachers (preceptors) is the true scripture. It is pure and completely free from contradictions. It is also called JINVANI. TRUE SPIRITUAL TEACHERS: Those who are free from all sensual desires, fully possessionless and nude, are the True Spiritual Teachers. They are also known as PRECEPTORS, SADHUS, SADGURU, TAPASVI etc . You take the vow that I daily go to a Jain temple and have the darshan of the holy idol of Jinendra Dev. I also bow my head to respected Munis and Aryikas and now I promise to read the true scriptures also. Now you should know some Important Facts about this lesson You are reading the eighth lesson of Bal Vikas Part-1 “Qualities of Real God, Scriptures and Spiritual Teachers.” Who are real Gods? Which are real scriptures ? And what is the quality of real spiritual teachers? In this eighth lesson of Bal Vikas, Poojya Ganini Pramukh Shri Gyanmati Mataji has told about all of them. At last, the reades should promise to do swadhyaya daily. In this concern you have to know that as per the need of today, Poojya Mataji has written several small Jain-Novels like-Pratigya, Pariksha, Sanskar, Jeevandan, Aate ka Murga, Bhakti, Bharat ka Bhaarat, Jain Mahabhaarat, Sati Anjana and so on because the young generation has no time to read the exhaustive scriptures. Similarly 'Jain Bharati' granth of her, is also a unique treasure for knowing the four Anuyogas in nutshell. Hindi, English, Gujrati & Marathi versions of 'Jain-Bharati' are available.

पाठ ९-देव भक्ति का सुफल

एक मेंढक भगवान की भक्ति में गद्गद होकर कमल पंखुड़ी को मुख में दबाकर दर्शन के लिये चल पड़ा। मार्ग में राजा श्रेणिक के हाथी के पैर के नीचे दब गया और शुभ भावों से मरकर स्वर्ग में देव हो गया। वहाँ से तत्क्षण ही भगवान के समवसरण में दर्शन करने आ गया। राजा श्रेणिक ने उस देव के मुकुट में मेंढक का चिन्ह देखकर श्री गौतम स्वामी से उसका परिचय पूछा। वहाँ सभी लोग देव-दर्शन की भावना के फल को सुनकर बहुत ही प्रसन्न हुए। देखो बालकों! भगवान के दर्शन की भावना से भी कितना पुण्य बन्ध होता है। कभी भी खाली हाथ से भगवान और गुरू का दर्शन नहीं करना चाहिए। चावल, लौंग, सुपारी, फल आदि चढ़ाकर ही दर्शन करना चाहिये। This lesson is in English also Reward for the devotion to True god In this lesson an interesting story is- Once upon a time a frog took a petal of lotus in its mouth; with great pleasure it started its journey for the darshan of Lord Mahaveer. In the way it was trodden (died) under the foot of the elephant of King Shrenik. It died with holy thought and was born in heaven as deity. From there he at once came down for worship in the Samavsharan of Lord Mahavir Swami. Seeing the mark of frog in his crown, King Shrenik asked about him from Gautam Gandhar. All the persons were very much pleased to know the importance and reward for having the thoughts of Devdarshan. Here you should know that Even the thought to have the darshan of Jinendra Dev gives you a lot of Punya. Never go to a temple or a Spiritual Teacher with empty hands. You should carry with you rice, nuts, almonds or fruits and place them in front of them on altar while doing darshan. Now I am telling some Important Facts about this lesson Now I am teaching you the ninth lesson of this book “Reward for the devotion to Real God". In both lessons eighth & ninth, you have known about real God, real Scriptures and real Spiritual Teachers. You have also known about the great advantage of the Darshan of Jinendradev. ndra and should also read Primary Jain Books. You should feel yourself very fortunate, when you get the darshan of some Digambar Munis, Aryikas and Sadhus. By the Darshan of Jinendra Bhagwan, by reading the primary Jain Scriptures and by the Darshan and listening to the preachings of Jain Saints, you will get the knowledge of the real aim of the Human life and you will always make progress in your life. Today, I want to tell you about Hastinapur Teerth because this Pilgrimage is a very beautiful centre of Jainism from ancient Era. Crores of years ago three Teerthankars were born here-Lord Shantinath, Lord Kunthunath and Lord Arahnath. All of them took Jaineshwari Deeksha and attained Divine Knowledge (Kevalgyan) here only. Today also there is a very pious atmosphere at Hastinapur. The supreme Jain Sadhvi Poojya Ganini Pramukh Shri Gyanmati Mataji has developed this Teerth in a very unique way. A divine creation of Jain Geography-Jambudweep has been created here by her inspiration. Many other Temples have also been constructed there in the large campus of Jambudweep. I inspire you to go to that heavenly place personally at least once. माता-पिता की सेवा

-आर्यिका चन्दनामती तर्ज-मधुबन के मंदिरों में......... माता-पिता की सेवा कर्तव्य मानना है। भारतीय संस्कृति को सर्वस्व मानना है।।टेक.।। यहाँ के श्रवण ने कंधे पे माँ पिता बिठाये। इतिहास इसलिए तो है नाम उसके गाये।। इस राम की धरा को ही स्वर्ग मानना है। भारतीय संस्कृति को सर्वस्व मानना है।।१।। कितने ही लाड़ करके माँ पालती है हमको। गीले में सोके सूखे में है सुलाती हमको।। जीवन में माँ की ममता को मूल मानना है। भारतीय संस्कृति को सर्वस्व मानना है।।२।। ऊँची पढ़ाई ज्यादा पैसे का रूप है यह। इंसानियत में आती हैवानियत ही है यह।। करनी का फल स्वयं को मिलता ये मानना है। भारतीय संस्कृति को सर्वस्व मानना है।।३।।

पाठ १०-देव प्रतिमा के अपमान का कुफल

रानी कनकोदरी ने पट्टरानी पद के अभिमान से अपनी सौत के ऊपर क्रोध करके उसके चैत्यालय से जिन प्रतिमा को मँगाकर बाहर डलवा दिया, पुन: संयमश्री आर्यिका के समझाने से वापस प्रतिमा को चैत्यालय में विराजमान करके बहुत प्रकार से पूजा की और प्रायश्चित किया। वही रानी अगले भव में अंजना हो गई। वहाँ उस पाप का उदय आ जाने से बाईस वर्ष तक उसे (अंजना को) पति के वियोग का दु:ख सहना पड़ा। प्रिय बालक-बालिकाओं! तुम्हें जिनेन्द्र भगवान की प्रतिमा का मन-वचन-काय से कभी अपमान नहीं करना चाहिये।

Punishment for insulting the idol of a god (true divine) once upon a time Queen Kankodari,who was proud of being the Emperoress got angry with her step queen. She got a Jain idol brought from the temple of her step queen and threw it out in the open. On the advice of Aryika Sanyam Shree the queen got back the idol from outside and again consecrated it in the temple. The queen thereafter worshipped the idol in many ways and observed punishment vows. The queen in her next birth became Anjana, the wife of Pawan. Because of her act of sin, she was separated from her husband for 22 years and suffered a lot of miseries. Dear children! You should never insult a Jain idol by heart, words or deeds. Importent Facts about the lesson Religious Brothers, Sisters and lovely Children! You have understood the devotion of a frog that It was born in heaven as a deity by the holy thought of Darshan of Lord Mahaveera’s Samavasharan. Now, we will discuss the tenth lesson. The name of this lesson is-"Punishment For Insulting The Idol of Jinendra Bhagwan". In this lesson, Poojya Gyanmati Mataji has told an interesting story of Jain Grantha. so as real Jinendras. So you should never insult those idols but you should always respect, worship and honour them. Jain Scriptures always tell that by the honour and worship of Jain Idols, one can get each and everything in life. Although Jinendra Bhagwan is always without any attachment or malice i.e. He is veetragi, even then devotion to Him or His Idol produces so much Punya that all our aims are accomplished. So you should always have the Darshan of Jin Idol with full respect, honour and devotion. You should also know that the tradition of making Idol and Jin-Temples is going on in the world from the times immemorial. It has been said in Jain Granthas that the Punya of making a Jain Pratima is the greatest in the world. All the auspicious activities assembled together cannot match the height of the Punya obtained by the consecration of a Jin-Pratima. And this is the reason why, even today, grand Jain Temples and Jain Idols are being constructed and great Panch Kalyanaks are being organized for their Pran Pratishtha. As recently on the inspiration of Poojya Ganini Pramukh Shri Gyanmati Mataji single stone 108 ft. high Idol of the first Teerthankar Bhagwan Rishabhdev was constructed out of the Mangitungi mountain after the dedicated hard work of 20 years and grand Panchkalyanak Pratishtha was organized in Feb. 2016 at Mangitungi (Distt. Nasik) Maharashtra. So by the lesson of today you should understand that you will never dishonour the Jin-Pratima and should always have full devotion to Lord Jinendra and his Idol.

पाठ ११-गुरु भक्ति का सुफल

मौर्य सम्राट ‘चन्द्रगुप्त मुनिराज’ श्रुतकेवली श्री भद्रबाहु की समाधि के पश्चात् स्थापित गुरूचरण की भक्ति करते हुए बारह वर्षों तक वन में रहे, जिसके प्रभाव से देवों ने वन में ही नगर बसाकर उनको आहार दान दिया। जब संघ वापस आया तब उनमें से एक मुनि आहार के बाद कमंडलु भूल आये, सो मध्यान्ह में लेने गये, तब वहाँ वन में कमंडलु पेड़ पर लटकता हुआ देखा। इस घटना से यह मालूम हुआ कि चन्द्रगुप्त मुनिराज की गुरू-भक्ति से प्रसन्न होकर देवों ने आहार कराया था। उस समय चन्द्रगुप्त ने प्रायश्चित किया क्योंकि जैन मुनि देवों के हाथ से आहार नहीं लेते हैं। प्रिय बालकों! जब गुरू-भक्ति से मुक्ति तक मिल सकती है तब देवता भक्ति करने लगें, यह कोई बड़ी बात नहीं है।

Reward for Devotion to the Spiritual Saints After the holy death (Samadhi) of Shrutkevli Shri Bhadra Bahu, his disciple Maurya Emperor Chandragupt, as a Jain saint lived and worshipped the consecrated feet of his Spiritual Teacher for twelve years in the jungle, with the result that the deities established a city there and served food to the saint. When the group of saints came back, one of the Munis forgot his Kamandal there, after taking the food. In the afternoon he returned to fetch it. He saw that the Kamandal was hanging on a branch of a tree. On seeing this he realized that the deities were pleased with the devotion of Muni Chandragupt towards his precept and so they had served them food. Jain Munis do not accept meals from the hands of deities, therefore, Muni Chandragupt repented and observed punishment vows. Dear Children! it is not strange that even the divine gods worship those who worship their Spiritual Teachers because it is the cause of even salvation. Important Facts about the lesson Religious Brothers, Sisters and Lovely kids! The name of the eleventh lesson is-"Reward for Devotion to the Spiritual Saints", where the devotion of a disciple and the fruition of Guru Bhakti have been elucidated. Poojya Gyanmati Mataji has told here a real story of Jain Scriptures. This story is two thousand years ancient. Samrat Chandragupt Maurya was a powerful king of Ujjain. Once upon a time he was initiated by Shrut Kevali Bhadrabahu, after sometime of this initiation, a very bad time came in North India in the condition of Akaal, when the rainy season had not come and earth was completely dried. Then Acharya Bhadrabahu along with his Muni Sangh decided to go the South India. After going there Muni Shri Chandragupta served his Preceptor Shri Bhadrabahu Maharaj with lot of devotion. After the holy death (Samadhi) of Bhadrabahu Maharaj, Chandragupta Muniraj consecrated his feet and continued his devotion for his Guru. Seeing his devotion the deities arranged for his Aahar (meals) by creating a divine city around. Chandragupta could not know about it. As you know, when other Muni Sangh came there and told him the reality then Chandragupta Muniraj after knowing the real fact, took the Prayashchitta (the punishment vows) because he had taken the Aahar by deities unknowingly. As a matter of fact, Digambar Munis can not accept the Aahar from deities because deities can not take Sanyam or restraint. This story tells us that by the true devotion to the Preceptor or Guru, even deities of heaven are ready to help you. So one should have the true reverence to own Guru or Preceptor.

मुक्तक सुसंस्कारों की बगिया में सुगंधित पुष्प खिलते हैं। वे होते भाग्यशाली हैं जिन्हें संस्कार मिलते हैं।। पशू भी गुरु के सम्बोधन से नेक इंसान बनते हैं। तो क्यों संस्कार से इंसान नहिं भगवान बनते हैं।। गर्भ से ही तभी संस्कार मंत्रों से किये जाते। उन्हीं संस्कारों से हम शांतिसागर ज्ञानमति पाते।। अरे देखो कि पत्थर में भी जब प्रतिमा प्रगट होती। वे मंत्रों से हो संस्कारित पूज्य भगवन् कहलाते।। जरा सोचो कि पत्थर भी जब भगवान बन सकता। तो मानव क्यों न संस्कारित हो भगवान बन सकता।। अरे हर जीव आत्मा में इक भगवान बैठा है। उसे ही प्रगट करने को गुरु उपदेश सच्चा है।।

पाठ १२-गुरु-निन्दा का कुफल

एक बार चतुर्विध संघ (मुनि, आर्यिका, श्रावक, श्राविका) सम्मेद शिखर जाते हुए ‘अंतिक’ नामक ग्राम से निकला। उस समय नग्न मुनियों को देखकर सब लोग हँसने लगे और निन्दा करने लगे। एक कुम्भकार ने सबको हँसी करने से मना किया और संघ की स्तुति की। कदाचित् गाँव में आग लगकर साठ हजार लोग सब एक साथ मरकर मुनियों की हँसी करने के फलस्वरूप कौड़ी पर्याय (दो इन्द्रिय) में उत्पन्न हो गये पुन: मरकर गिजाई हो गये। बहुत भवों तक एक साथ दु:ख भोगते-भोगते कदाचित् सगर चक्रवर्ती के साठ हजार पुत्र हो गये। देखो बालकों! किसी की भी हँसी और निन्दा करना पाप है फिर मुनियों की निन्दा करना तो महापाप है।

Punishment for humiliating Jain Saints

Once a group of saints (Chaturvidh Sangh) comprising of Muni, Aryika, Shravak, Shravika was passing through a village called ‘Antik’. They were going to Sammed Shikharji. On seeing the nude (naked) saints, all people of the village began to laugh and humiliated them. One Potter even asked them not to do so and he himself prayed and worshipped the Sangh. After sometime a big fire broke out in the village .Sixty thousand persons were burnt alive and died together . For insulting the saints, all of them were born in the category of shell (with 2 Indriyas). There after they were reborn as gijai. After many many births & deaths they all were born as the sons of Sagar Chakravarti.

So children! from this we learn that to laugh & insult others is a sin, all the more when you do so to saints, it is the greatest sin.

Important Facts about the lesson

You will learn Today the twelveth lesson of Balvikas Part-1. The name of this lesson is-“Punishment for Humiliating Jain Saints”. In this lesson Poojya Ganini Gyanmati Mataji has told that Guru-Real Preceptor is our real protector, so we should never insult him, but should always honour him.

kas, Kshullaks and Kshullikas live, that is called Chaturvidh Sangh. At present also, such Chaturvidh Sanghs are available in India. All of you get Darshan of them and listen their Pravachans also time to time. It is also said for these Gurus- You are mother and you are too father. You are too friend and you are the brother. You are money and knowledge too you are. O Swami! I feel everything you are. It means Gurus are our Parents, Gurus are our Gods, Gurus are our real brothers, sisters and dear friends also. They are our open college, knowledge, health and wealth. At least you should know that all divine powers live in the heart of real Gurus or Preceptors, so they are very much honourable personalities. Today also, we worship them, we do honour them and serve them. One gets punishment by insulting Jain Saints-Gurus or Munis and gets happiness in life by honouring and worshipping them. तर्ज—आओ बच्चों तुम्हें...... आओ बच्चों! तुम्हें बतायें, परिचय प्रभु महावीर का। हर बच्चे में छिपा हुआ है, तेज प्रभू महावीर सा।। जय जय वीर प्रभो, बोलो जय महावीर प्रभो.।।टेक.।। कुण्डलपुर में पितु सिद्धारथ, माँ त्रिशला से जन्म लिया। अपने शौर्य पराक्रम से, महावीर नाम को धन्य किया।। वीर बहादुर बनना हो तो, नाम जपो श्रीवीर का। हर बच्चे में छिपा हुआ है, तेज प्रभू महावीर सा।। जय जय वीर प्रभो, बोलो जय महावीर प्रभो-२।।१।। प्यारे बच्चों! तुम्हें देश में, महावीर युग लाना है। कभी न अण्डा केक पेस्ट्री, चाकलेट नहिं खाना है।। दीप जलाओ जन्मदिनों पर, भोजन खाओ खीर का। हर बच्चे में छिपा हुआ है, तेज प्रभू महावीर सा।। जय जय वीर प्रभो, बोलो जय महावीर प्रभो-२।।२।। गणिनी माता ज्ञानमती का, सम्बोधन है तुम सबको। शाकाहारी बनो बनाओ, तुम बच्चों! हर बालक को।। बच्चा बच्चा करे ‘‘चन्दना’’, नमन सदा महावीर का। हर बच्चे में छिपा हुआ है, तेज प्रभू महावीर सा।। जय जय वीर प्रभो, बोलो जय महावीर प्रभो-२।।३।।

पाठ १३-तीन लोक

लोक के तीन भेद हैं-ऊध्र्वलोक, मध्यलोक और अधोलोक। अधोलोक में सात नरक हैं। मध्यलोक में असंख्यातों द्वीप समुद्र हैं। इन सबके बीच में पहला जम्बूद्वीप है। ऊध्र्वलोक में सोलह स्वर्ग, नव ग्रैवेयक, नव अनुदिश और पाँच अनुत्तर हैं। उनके ऊपर सिद्ध शिला है। सिद्ध शिला से ऊपर लोक के अग्रभाग में सिद्ध भगवान विराजमान हैं। प्रश्न-इस पुरुषाकार लोकाकाश में मध्यलोक कहाँ है? उत्तर-इसमें कटि के समान मध्य का मध्यलोक है। प्रश्न-इसमें त्रसजीव कहाँ रहते हैं? उत्तर-नीचे से लेकर ऊध्र्वलोक तक लगभग १३ राजु लम्बी, एक राजु चौड़ी और एक राजु मोटी त्रसनाली है। इसी में त्रसजीव रहते हैं। प्रश्न-तीनों लोकों में हम कहाँ हैं? उत्तर-मध्यलोक में बीचों-बीच के जम्बूद्वीप में भरतक्षेत्र है। उसके आर्यखण्ड में हम और आप सभी लोग रहते हैं। सारी दुनिया इसी में है। Three Universe Universe is divided in three parts- 1. Upper part is called Urdhva Lok. It consists of sixteen Heavens, nine Graveyaks, nine Anudish & five Anuttars. On the top is Siddhashila (the salvation point). 2. Middle part is called Madhya Lok. It consists of numerous islands & oceans. The first island is Jamboodweep in the middle of all. 3. Lower part is called Adho Lok. It consists of seven hells. On the upper side of Siddhashila, Liberated souls are present at the end of the Universe. The entire Universe is in the form of a standing person with his hands placed on both side of the waist & both the feet apart (that is, separated). The middle Madhya Lok is present at the waist portion. The space just in the middle of the entire Universe from bottom to top is ‘Trasnali’, which is thirteen Raju in length, one Raju in both width and thickness. All living beings (Tras jeev) are found in this space. “In which part out of the three are we living?” ANS.- We all live in the ARYA KHAND of Bharat Kshetra, which is again a part of Jamboodweep of Madhya Lok. The entire present world is in Arya Khand. Important Facts about the lesson Now we will discuss the thirteenth lesson of Bal Vikas Part-1. The name of this lesson is-"Three Universe." In this lesson Poojya Ganini Shri Gyanmati Mataji has told about three parts of Universe or World. As you know that the symbol of our Jainism is the structure of Three Universe i.e. Teen Lok, in which all of us, all of you and all the creatures of the world are wandering from eternal, the cause of this wandering is only the ignorance and the wrong belief that is called Mithyatva. At present we have got the humanlife, so we should use this in getting good character. You will feel very happy knowing the fact that three Universe structure has been constructed at Jambudweep-Hastinapur by the inspiration of Poojya Ganini Gyanmati Mataji. Seven hells have been shown there in Adholok. When you will see those, you will think that I will never do sinful activities. But when you will go in the Middle lok by the lift, you will see very nice scenes of Temples and five Merus etc. and after that when you will go to the upper universe or Urdhva lok, you will see very wonderful scenes there, and will feel the heavenly enjoyment. In sixteen heavens, golden palaces of Indras have been constructed. Jinendra Mandirs are also present on the upper side of those sixteen Heavens. Nine Graiveyak abodes, nine Anudish abodes and five Anuttar abodes have also been constructed with very beautiful Temples. On the top of the three Universe, Siddhashila is situated as like half moon. About four hundred fifty idols have been consecrated in these Temples of Teen Lok Rachna. All of you can go upto Siddhashila here. So you come to this Teerth to have the gracious view of this structure at least once. Here you will have the Darshan and blessings of Poojya Ganini Shri Gyanmati Mataji also in near future. The Pleasures of the Salvated Soul The pleasures of enjoyment-landers (Bhogbhumij) are infinite times the pleasures of Chakravartees. The pleasures of Dharnendra are infinite times more than the pleasures of enjoyment-landers. The pleasures of Lord of deities (Indras) are infinite times more than them. The Ahamindras (deities of Graiveyakas, Anudishas and Anuttara abodes) have infinite times pleasures than the Indras. Add collectively the infinite times pleasures of present, past and future of all the above categories. Even the pleasure of a moment of the salvated-beings is infinite times more than the above collective pleasures. This is mere a statement only. This is because the pleasures of others are associated with perturbance while those of the salvated ones are unperturbed. Thus, it should be understood that the pleasures of Salvated-Souls can not be expressed through language.

पाठ १४-देवदर्शन विधि

मंदिर के दरवाजे में प्रवेश करते ही बोलें-ॐ जय जय जय, नि:सही नि:सही नि:सही। नमोस्तु नमोस्तु नमोस्तु।

भगवान के सामने खड़े होकर दोनों हाथ जोड़कर बोलें-


णमो अरिहंताणं, णमो सिद्धाणं, णमो आइरियाणं।

णमो उवज्झायाणं, णमो लोए सव्वसाहूणं।।

भगवान की तीन प्रदक्षिणा देवें। बँधी मुट्ठी से अँगूठा भीतर करके चावल के पुँज चढ़ावें।

भगवान के सामने अरिहंत, सिद्ध, आचार्य, उपाध्याय, साधु ऐसे पाँचों पद बोलते हुए क्रम से बीच में, ऊपर, दाहिनी तरफ, नीचे और बार्इं तरफ ऐसे पाँच पुँज चढ़ावें।


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सरस्वती के सामने प्रथमं करणं चरणं द्रव्यं नम: ऐसे बोलकर क्रम से चार पुँज लाइन से चढ़ावें। -    1   2   3   4

गुरू के सामने सम्यग्दर्शन, सम्यग्ज्ञान, सम्यक्चारित्र ऐसे बोलकर क्रम से तीन पुँज लाइन से चढ़ावें। -    1   2   3

पुन: हाथ जोड़कर निम्न स्तोत्र बोलें-


हे भगवन्! नेत्रद्वय मेरे, सफल हुये हैं आज अहो।
तव चरणांबुज का दर्शन कर, जन्म सफल है आज अहो।।
हे त्रिभुवन के नाथ! आपके, दर्शन से मालूम होता।
यह संसार जलधि चुल्लू जल, सम हो गया अहो ऐसा।।१।।
अर्हत्सिद्धाचार्य औ, पाठक साधु महान्।

पंच परम गुरू को नमूँ, भवभव में सुखदान।।२।।

पुन: विधिवत् पृथ्वी तल पर मस्तक टेककर नमस्कार करें।

अर्थ-हे भगवन्! आपके चरण कमलों का दर्शन करके आज मेरे दोनों नेत्र सफल हो गये हैं और मेरा जन्म भी सफल हो गया है। हे तीन लोक के नाथ! आपके दर्शन करने से ऐसा मालूम होता है कि जो मेरा संसार-समुद्र अपार था सो आज चुल्लू भर पानी के समान थोड़ा रह गया है।

अर्हंत, सिद्ध, आचार्य, उपाध्याय, साधु ये पंच परम गुरू भव-भव में सुख देने वाले हैं। मैं इनको नमस्कार करता हूँ।

गंधोदक लेने का मंत्र-

निर्मल से निर्मल अति, अघ नाशक सुखसीर।
वंदूं जिन अभिषेक कृत, यह गंधोदक नीर।।

Method of Dev Darshan

While entering the gate of the temple, one should utter in loud voice: -

‘OM JAI JAI JAI, NIHSAHI NIHSAHI NIHSAHI’ ‘NAMOSTU NAMOSTU NAMOSTU’

After standing before the idol of True Divine, you should pronounce with folded hands-

“NAMO ARIHANTANAM , NAMO SIDDHANAM , NAMO AYERIYANAM , NAMO UVAJJHAYANAM , NAMO LOE SAVVA SAHUNAM.”

Thereafter you should circle the altar with idol three times & place the rice with your right hand keeping the thumb inside of the fist, in front of the idol as follows:-

First in the centre, secondly on the top, thirdly on the right of the centre, fourthly just below the centre & finally to the left of the centre, while pronouncing ARHANT, SIDDH, ACHARYA, UPADHYAYA, SARVASADHU respectively. Thus placing the rice five times-


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In front of the scriptures, uttering Prathmam, Karnam, Charnam and Dravyam Namh, place the rice four times serially as-    1   2   3   4

In front of the saints, uttering “SAMYAK DARSHAN, SAMYAKGYAN, SAMYAK CHARITRA” place the rice three times -    1   2   3

Thereafter fold your hands & pray the following:-


HEY BHAGWAN NAITRADWYA MERE,
SAFAL HUYE HAY AAJ AHO.
TAV CHARNAMBUJ KAA DARSHAN KAR,
JANMA SAFAL HAY AAJ AHO.
HEY TRIBHUVAN KE NATH! AAP KEY,
DARSHAN SE MALUM HOTA.
YAH SANSAR JALADHI CHULLU JAL,
SAM HO GAYA AHO AISA.(1)
ARHATSIDDHACHARYA AU PATHAK SADHU MAHAN,

PANCH PARAM GURU KO NAMU BHAV BHAV MEIN SUKHDAN (2)

Thereafter you should place your forehead on the floor and bow with respect.

Meaning of the verse:- Oh Lord ! my both eyes are fruitful after seeing your feet today and even my life is successful. Oh Lord of the three Universe! after looking at you it is presumed that my endless span of worldy life which was like an ocean, has become smaller like a handful of water.

I bow to ARHANT, SIDDH, ACHARYA, UPADHYAYA & SADHU, who provide happiness and peace in our lives one after the other.

Mantra to take Gandhodak (The holy water of the anointment of Bhagwan)-


NIRMAL SE NIRMAL ATI, AGH NASHAK SUKHSEER.

VANDU JIN ABHISHEK KRIT, YAH GANDHODAK NEER.