Aryika Swarnmati (Sanghasth)
Jain Vangmaya (literature) is in the form of Dwadshang or twelve Angas or Organs (parts), which can not be written in the form of Scriptures due to their vast expansion and so in Digambar Jain Tradition, no Dwadshang is available today. Presently available four Anuyogas of Digambar Jain tradition are only a small portion of this Dwadshang as the water of the Ganges river is filled in a small vessel.
When Teerthankar Bhagwan is seated in Samavsharan after becoming Omniscient (Kevalgyani), His Divyadhwani is produced containing much more than all the Dwadshang in it. The Chief Disciple or Gandhar Swami understands and co-ordinates it in the form of Dwadshang in own mind and then passes it to others vocally.
One important fact is that the knowledge of Dwadshang i.e. 11 Angas & 14 Purvas can be assimilated or accepted by only Digambar Munis. Aryikas can have the knowledge of 11 Angas only and not of 14 Purvas, while Shravakas including Ailak & Kshullakji are not entitled to have the knowledge of Dwadshang.
Let’s understand why Dwadshang can-not be written in the form of scriptures-
The day (Kartik Krishna Amavasya), on which Bhagwan Mahaveer Swami got liberated, in the evening of the same day, His Chief Disciple Gautam Gandhar got enlightenment (Kevalgyan). Kevali Bhagwan Gautam Swami lived for 12 years.
The day, on which Gautam Swami got liberated, on the same day, the second Gandhar of Bhagwan Mahaveer Swami-Shri Sudharmacharya attained Omniscience (Kevalgyan). He also lived for 12 years. On the day of His salvation, Jambuswami became the Omniscient, who lived for 38 years, thus after Bhagwan Mahaveer Anubaddha (serially linked without any gap of time) Kevalis remained for 12+12+38=62 years.
After it, 5 Shrutkevalis occurred in the time period of 100 years form Nandi Acharya to Bhadrabahu Acharya. Later of it, Dwadshang Shrut did-not remain in the form of 11 Angas and 14 Purvas. What remained is as follows-
11 Acharyas had the knowledge of 11 Angas and 10 Purvas in the time-period of 183 years.
After it, 5 Acharyas had the knowledge of 11 Angas (without the knowledge of Purvas) in the time-period of 220 years.
Later of it, 4 Acharyas had the knowledge of only one Anga-Aacharang in the period of 118 years i.e. the knowledge of 10 Angas & 14 Purvas became extinct.
Thus, the total time from Gautam Swami to Aacharangdhari Acharyas was 62+100+183+220+118=683 years.
After it, Shri Dharsenacharya had the knowledge of the some part of the 2nd Purva. He rendered this knowledge to Shri Pushpdant-Bhootbali Muniraj, who wrote down Shatkhandagam Granth based on the knowledge received from Shri Dharsenacharya.
Similarly, Shri Gundhar Acharya wrote Kashayaprabhrit Granth based on his knowledge of the some part of the 5th Purva.
Thus, a very minute part of the Dwadshang was firstly written in the forms of Kashayaprabhrit and Shatkhandagam Granthas. Prior to this, all the knowledge was passed to the disciples vocally only.
The intention here, is to clear the fact that in Digambar Jain tradition, 11 Angas & 14 Purvas can-not be written down in the form of Scriptures. Nobody should make the efforts for this, because the knowledge, present today, is only a very smaller part of the total knowledge and if we prepare the scriptures with the names of Aacharang, Sutrakritang etc., it will be the misleading practice only.
One important fact should also be understood that one medium pad (line) of Dwadshang contains 1634 crore 83 lakh and 7888 alphabets, while there are a total of 112 crore 83 lakh 58 thousand five such padas in Dwadshang.
Another fact is that if it was possible to write down the Dwadshang, why our ancient Acharyas as Shrutkevali Bhadrabahu Swami, Shri Pushpdant-Bhootbali Acharya, Shri Kund-Kund Swami & Shri Uma Swami Acharya etc. did-not do it, we have to sincerely think.
Thus, it is clear that it is out of the capacity of the present human-mind to write down such a vast Dwadshang, so we should rather make our life fruitful by the deep-studies of the presently available ancient scriptures.