Following a request from Shree Saubhagbhai of Sayla, Shrimad Rajchandra composed the great Atma Sidhi Shastra in the town of Nadiad, Gujarat. The

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Part of a series on. His full name was Raichandbhai Ravjibhai Mehta.

Archived from atmasiddni original PDF on July 10, Srimad then concludes by describing true teacher, true seeker and true religion. He now understands the six fundamental steps.

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He calls them as six pada or six spiritual steps: It begins with this verse: It is the enjoyer of its actionslocated in the world of rebirth or emancipated liberated and has the intrinsic movement upwards. If the Jiva realises that its real nature is free from this dream state, then in a moment it wakes up and achieves Samyak darshan or right vision or perception and attaining right vision, it can quickly obtain liberation as its own real nature.

This darkness can be destroyed by light of knowledge. Samyak darsana originates either intuitively by nature, that is, in the automatic course of affairs or through attainment that is, through external means like instruction etc. The guru explains that the body is merely a non-sentient form and hence cannot determine the birth and death of sentience. He then goes on to discuss the characteristics of the false believer and the true seeker of self.

If karma were to be influenced by God, then god himself would be subject to impurity of actions, good and bad. This chapter begins with admission of ignorance by the disciple while venerating the Guru. The verses 79 to 86 discuss the disciple’s doubt on whether the soul itself is the enjoyer and sufferer of the consequences and the gurus clarification on the same.


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Gandhi records in his autobiography that he was very impressed with him who answered his questions related to spirituality with patience and conviction. Then it would not experience either joy or sorrow on account of contact with any perishable or impure object or bhava passion. The disciple then concludes that he was satisfied with the replies to his first five doubts and he would feel fortunate if guru dispels his last doubt on the true path of liberation.

Gujarati Wikisource has original text related to this article: Then, he propounds the six fundamental truths of the soul and in the second part clarifies each fundamental truth. Diwali Mahavir Jayanti Paryushana Samvatsari. Srimad first discusses the correct and the false religious approach.

Disciple believes that actions itself may be influenced by past karmas or it may simply be the nature of the soul to attract karma. It is explained in the verse These six steps are totally true or correct, beyond all possible doubt, and this is indicated by the very high person, Bhagawan Mahavira. In Part II, the disciple expresses doubt on each of the six steps, which are answered by the enlightened teacher.

Verses 34 to 42 discuss the attributes of a true seeker of self. The good and bad karmas since infinity is nothing but good and bad modes of the soul, which when uprooted results in liberation.


In reply, Shrimad wrote the famous letter also known as chha padno patra datedpropounding six fundamental truths, and inspired Lalluji Maharaj not to fear death. Hence, Atma Siddhi is translated as self attainment or self realization. The verses 59 to 70 pertain to the disciples doubt regarding permanence to the soul and the gurus explanation xtmasiddhi to why the soul is eternal.

He can very easily see that these six steps are the highest decisions of the human Soul. The pupil raises the following arguments: Similarly, the soul also bears the result of its karma, even though the karma is lifeless.

Thus it is the soul who is the doer of its actions. Ethics Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. The disciples doubt regarding self as the author of its actions karma and guru’s explanation is discussed in verses 71 to They are called Atmarthiwhich literally means one who seeks well being of his soul [13] A true seeker seeks out a true guru and obeys his commands. If these steps are well followed then they can easily give birth to a fine discrimination discriminative knowledge on what is right and wrong in the human Soul.

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By propounding the six fundamental truths or steps, Shrimadji basically summarized what ancient Jain philosophers had been saying in various texts.