> When the snake of “Mithyatava” (false-belief) stings our soul then the interest in Mother-Jmvam (i.e. the speech/ words of Tirthankaras) is lost, just as a snake-bitten person does not feel bitter taste of the leaf of the Neem tree.
> Some “Mantras’’ (incantations) have been originated through reverence of gods who are devoid of Samyaktava. Such incantations are capable of treating snake-bites. There was a Jain person who was an expert in treating poison cases by Mantras other than Jain-Mantras.
When Shanti Sagar Ji Maharaj prohibited worship of those gods and goddesses who are attached to worldly desires except Jinendra Dev, a problem arose that if this expert in Mantras is prohibited to use “Mantras” of Mithyatava-gods attached to worldly desires then public welfare and life-saving acts of people would stop.
Maharaj Shri seriously thought over this problem, called that Jain person, an expert in Mantras, and convinced him that there were unimaginable powers in Jain-Mantras.
Achharya Shri gave him a Mantra and taught him the method of its use. Achharya Shri told him that in case the Jain Mantra did not work properly within two months then prohibition of mithyatva (false belief) would not be binding upon him but he would have to renounce mithyatva for two months.
Just then a person came running to that Jain-brother and requested him to save his snake-bitten bull. The Ma/ifras-practitioner went there recollecting “Panch-Parmeshthi” and began to cast out snake-bitten bull by using Jain-incantation taught by Achharya Shri.
The Mantra-practitioner was pleasantly wonderstruck to see that the bull was instantly cured of the poison. That Mcmfra-practitio- ner came again to Achharya Shri and meekly told, “Maharaj Shri there is much effect/power in Jain-incantation.
The poison of that bull was immediately removed. I solemnly resolve to renounce Mithyatava for the whole life.” There is a lucid description of incantation knowledge in the tenth text of twelve-fold “Jinvani”.
> No one can be “Shrut-Kevali” (an omniscient in scriptures) without being well-versed in incantation knowledge.
> Bhadra-Bahu, the omniscient in scriptures was a perfect master of incantation knowledge.
There is a description in chapter 28 of “Mahapuran” that Bharat Chakarvarti overpowered Magadh gods by spelling Mantras (incantation)
Now this art of public welfare is fading.