Ichchami bhante! Devsiyam aalocheum! Tatth-
Dansan- vaya- saamaaiye-sachchitta- raaybhatte ya |
Vambhaarambh- pariggah-anuman-mudditth-desvirde ya ||
Panchuvar-sahiyaaim-satt vi vasnaaim jo viyajjei |
Sammatt-visuddhmayee so dansan- saavo bhaniyo ||1||
O Lord ! I wish to criticize faults committed by me during the day-
Names of eleven Pratimayen and their characteristics
|(1) Darshan||(2) Vrata|
|(3) Samayik||(4) Prosdhopvaas|
|(5) Sachitt tyagya||(6) Ratribhukti tyagya i.e. continence by day|
|(7) Brahmchariya Pratima i.e. Celibacy/Absolute continence||(8) Aarambh tyagya|
|(9) Parigraha tyagya||(10) Anumati tyagya|
|(11) Uddist tyagya|
The one who is indifferent to the world, body and sensual enjoyments and is a holder of right belief, who has got the refuge of the lotus feet of Panch Parmeshthi and is a follower of true path, is a holder/observer of Darshan Pratima. That Shravak forsakes five fruits of fichus genus class such as, fig etc. Udamber fruits and seven addictions and also renounces eating at night of all the four kinds of food.
Panch ya anuvvayaaim gunavvayaaim havanti tah tinnin |
Sikkhaavayaaim chattaari jaan vidiyammi thanammi ||2||
The one, who observes five minor vows, three virtue–increasing vows (Gun vrata) and four Instructional vows (Shiksha vrata) without three stings (Shalya) and without any transgression, is a holder of Vrata Pratima. Performing two times Samayika (Equanimity) and worshipping Lord Jinendra in due form is essential in this Pratima.
Jinvayan-dhamma-cheyiya-parametthi-jinaalayaanam nicchan pi |
Jam vandanam tiyaalam keerai saamaaiyam tam khu ||3||
To recite prayer of eulogy of Jinvani, Jindhrama, Jina idols, Panch Parmeshthi (Five Divinities) and of natural & men made temples of Jinendra daily in due form in morning noon and evening for at least two Ghari (48 Minutes) is called Samayika Pratima.
Uttam- majjha- Jahannam tiviham posah-vihaan-muddittham |
Sagsattiye maasammi chausu pavvesu kaayavvam ||4||
To observe complete fast on the 8th & 14th days of each lunar fortnight without hiding one’s strength and engaging in religious meditation is the characteristic of Prosdhopvas Pratima. The meaning of Proshadh is to take food only once in a day. In excellent Proshadh Pratima one time pure food is to be taken on seventh & 9th days of each lunar month and fast on the 8th day in lowest Proshadh Pratima one time food is to be taken on 8th day of the lunar month and there are many kinds of Proshadh in medium Proshadh.
Jam vajjijadi haridam tay-patt-pavaal-kand-phal-veeyam |
Apppasugam ch salilam sachchitt- nivvattimam thanam ||5||
Not to eat raw items like untreated fruits, flowers, seeds, leaves, etc. Eat them only after breaking or cutting them into pieces and mixing salt, etc. or eat after boiling or sterilizing them. Water should also be boiled and made sterilized before drinking. This observance is called Sachitt Tyagya Pratima.
Man-vayam-kaay-kadkaaridaanumodehim mehunam navdhaa |
Divsammi jo vivajjadi gunmmi so saavao chhattho ||6||
The Shravak who renounces copulation by day, by mind, speech ,body and by self-performed, getting done by others and approval there of by these nine kinds, is called holder of Diva Bhukti tyagi Pratima, or according to Ratana karand Shravakachar-Ratri bhukti tyaag Pratima: The Shravak who renounces all the four kinds of food, viz., Grain, edible materials, licking materials and drinkable substances, he is a Shravak, the holder of sixth Ratri bhukti tyagya Pratima.<ref>Although eating at night of all kinds of food are renounced in the first Pratima, even then the fault due to arranging food to son, grand son, other family members was being appended by self performed or approval thereof is now removed.</ref>
Although night-eating of all kinds of food are renounced in the first Pratima, even then the fault due to arranging food to son, grand son, other family members was being appended by self performed or approval thereof is now removed.
Puvvutt-navvihaanam ni (vi) mehunam savvadaa vivvajanto |
Itthikahaadi-nivittee sattam-gunvambhchaari so ||7||
The Shravaka, who absolutely renouncing cohabitation by above nine types and also becomes abstinent from passionate tales, etc., is a holder of seventh Pratima.
am Kim pi gihaarambham bahu thovam vaa saya vivajjedi |
Aarambh-nivittamadee so attham-saavao bhanio ||8||
The renunciation of all beginnings (Aarambh) pertaining to occupational activities of agriculture, trade and service, etc., involving violence is called observance of Aarambh tyag Pratima. The holder of this Pratima can do beginnings of giving donation, worshipping Lord Jinendra, etc. religious works. They can perform religious accomplishment while living in the house and also by leaving the residential house.
Mottun vatthmittam pariggaham jo vivajjade sesam |
Tatth vi muchcham na kardi viyaan so saavao navmo ||9||
The Shravak who keeps only clothes and abandons all other belongings and also does not have attachment with accepted clothes, known as Parigraha tyaag, the holder of ninth Pratima.
Puttho vaaputtho vaa niyagehim parehim saggih-kajje |
Anu-mannam jo na kunadi viyaan so saavao dasmo ||10||
The Shravaka, who does not give his assent or approval of the matters asked by family members/near & dear relatives or by other persons or even not asked by them related to house-hold or any mundane activity, should be known as the holder of Anumati tyaag Pratima, the tenth Pratima.
Navkodeesu visuddham bhikkhaa-yarnen bhunjade bhunjam |
Jaayan-rahiyam joggam eyaaras saavao so du ||11||
The observer Shravaka of this Pratima renouncing home and accepting initiation from Guru, lives in the congregation of Jain Muni and performs austerity and takes absolute Navkoti pure food (Multiplying mind, speech and body by self performed, getting performed by others and approval thereof becomes absolute pure by Navkoti) by mendicancy, does not take food on invitation and assumes one fragment cloth, is called holder of Uddist Pratima.
Eyaarasammi thaane ukkikattho saavao have duviho |
Vattheyadharo padhmo koveenpariggaho video ||12||
Tav-vay-niyamaa-vaasay-locham kaaredi pichch ginhedi |
Anuvehaa-dhammjhaanam karpatte eyathaanammi ||13||
There are two kinds of holder of this Pratima, Kshullaka & Ailaka. Kshullaka keep one lion-cloth and one white fragment sheet of cloth, (i.e. Duppatta). There is no rule of Keshlonch (i.e., plucking hair by hand) for them, they can get their hair shaved, they purify the places and other articles with Pichhika, and they take food once in a day by mendicancy<ref>On the basis of Vasunandi Shravakachaar</ref> or go for taking food after coming out of Guru. Ailaka keep only one lion- cloth and as a rule pluck their hair by hand (i.e., do Keshlonch) and take food only in their hand-bowl. 0nly this much difference is their in both of them ||12-13 ||.
Itth me jo koi devsio ayichaaro tass bhante! Padikkamaami padikkamanttass me sammatmaranam samaahimaranam pandiymaranam veeriymaranam dukkhakkhao kammakkhao bohilaaho sugyigamanam samaahimaranam jingunsampatti hou majjham |<ref>Quoted from Shraavak Pratikraman</ref></poem>
Any fault of infraction/violation in religious rules of conduct and complete violation in observance of accepted vows are appended in the day-night, O Lord! I repent for all of them and remove all transgressions etc. faults appended in them. Thus I removed transgression etc. faults and purified them. I, the purifier of faults may meet death with right belief, holy death (i.e. Sallekhna), Pandit Maran (holy death occurring from 6th to 11th Gunasthan), death with spiritual strength. My grief may destroy, my Karama may destroy, I may gain perfect knowledge of trio-gems (Ratantriya), may go in the best life-course and may get property of Lord Jinendra’s virtues.
Thus the fourth chapter of Shri Gautam Gandhar Vani completes.