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Ācārya Pūjyapāda’s Samādhitantram : Supreme Meditation: Supreme Meditation

By Jain, Vijay, K.

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Title: Ācārya Pūjyapāda’s Samādhitantram : Supreme Meditation: Supreme Meditation  
Author: Jain, Vijay, K.
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Religion, Jainism, Ethics
Collections: Authors Community, Religion
Historic
Publication Date:
2017
Publisher: Vikalp Printers
Member Page: Vijay K. Jain

Description
The book emphasizes that the body and the soul are utterly different; we tend to pay attention to the body at the expense of the soul.

Summary
Ācārya Pūjyapāda’s (circa 5th century CE) Samādhitantram is a spiritual work consisting of 105 verses outlining the path to liberation for the inspired soul. Living beings have three kinds of soul – the extroverted-soul (bahirātmā), the introverted-soul (antarātmā), and the pure-soul (paramātmā). The one who mistakes the body and the like for the soul is the extroverted-soul (bahirātmā). The extroverted-soul spends his entire life in delusion and suffers throughout. The one who entertains no delusion about psychic dispositions – imperfections like attachment and aversion, and soul-nature – is the introverted-soul (antarātmā). The knowledgeable introverted-soul disconnects the body, including the senses, from the soul. The one who is utterly pure and rid of all karmic dirt is the pure-soul (paramātmā). Samādhitantram expounds the method of realizing the pure-soul, the light of supreme knowledge, and infinite bliss. Realization of the pure-soul is contingent upon discriminatory knowledge of the soul and the non-soul, and meditating incessantly on the pure-soul, rejecting everything that is non-soul. Samādhitantram answers the vexed question, ‘Who am I?’ in forceful and outrightly logical manner, in plain words. No one, the ascetic or the householder, can afford not to realize the Truth contained in the treatise, comprehend it through and through, and change his conduct accordingly.

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The one who entertains delusion that the body and the like are but the soul is the extroverted-soul (bahirātmā), the one who entertains no delusion about mental states – imperfections like attachment and aversion, and the soul-nature – is the introverted-soul (antarātmā), and the one who is utterly pure and rid of all karmic dirt is the pure-soul (paramātmā). Page 15

Table of Contents
PREFACE ----- (VIII) ACKNOWLEDGMENT ----- (XXXIX) VIJAY K. JAIN – BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE ----- (XLII) Ācārya Pūjyapāda’s Samādhitaôtram – Supreme Meditation ----- 1-171 INDEX OF VERSES ----- 173 INDEX OF SCRIPTURAL EXCERPTS ----- 178 INDEX OF SANSKRIT TERMS ----- 184 GUIDE TO TRANSLITERATION ----- 192

 

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