Dravya

Dravya Dravya (द्रव्य) means substance or entity. According to the Jain philosophy, the universe is made up of six eternal substances: sentient beings or souls (jīva), non-sentient substance or matter (pudgala), principle of motion (dharma), the principle of rest (adharma), space (ākāśa) and time (kāla). The latter five are united as...

Jain Cosmology

Jain Cosmology Jain cosmology is the description of the shape and functioning of the Universe (loka) and its constituents (such as living beings, matter, space, time etc.) according to Jainism. Jain cosmology considers the universe, as an uncreated entity, existing since infinity, having neither beginning nor end. Jain texts describe...

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Life Is A Fast Moving Pictures

Life Is A Fast Moving Pictures Were The Times Of Death Of Those Who Die in A Disaster Destined To Be Simultaneous? The appointed time of death is the end of the predetermined life-span of a living creature. This inevitable end—inevitable because every creature that has a beginning must have...

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Waqt (Time)

Waqt (Time) In the language of Islamic Sufism, waqt (time) denotes the time when the Divine gifts pour on a traveler to the Truth in accordance with one’s nearness to Him. These gifts invade the inner world with their Divine quality according to one’s capacity to receive them in the...

Why Did He Not Create Universe Sooner?

Why Did He Not Create Universe Sooner? What does mean by ‘sooner’? If one wishes to say ‘sooner’ in the period of eternity before the creation of time, then the word ‘sooner’ has no meaning. Any span of time, whether 100 billion or 1000 billion years, has no meaning in...

Classification of Saṃsāri Jīvas (transmigrating souls) in Jainism

Vitalism In Jainism

Vitalism in Jainism Vitalism is at the core of Jain philosophy which separates Jiva (soul or life) from Ajiva (non-soul). According to Jain cosmology, whole universe is made up of six simple substances and is therefore eternal. These six substances (dravya) are:- Jiva Time Space Dharma (medium of motion) Adharma Matter (Pudgala) Jiva or soul is distinguished from the rest...

Jahiliyyah

Jahiliyyah Jahiliyyah ( ‏جَاهِلِيَّة‎‎ ǧāhiliyyah or jāhilīyah “ignorance”) is an Islamic concept of the period of time and state of affairs in Arabia before the advent of Islam.[1] It is often translated as the “Age of Ignorance”.[1] The term jahiliyyah is derived from the verbal root jahala “to be ignorant or stupid, to act stupidly”.[2] In modern times various Islamic thinkers have used...

How Do Appointed Times Of Death Work?

How Do Appointed Times Of Death Work? Do the appointed times of death of people who die en masse in natural disasters come to all of them at the same time? . . . And He knows all that is on land and in the sea; and not a leaf...

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Addiction to Comfort

Quotes about Addiction to Comfort Just as stagnant water stinks and putrefies upon losing its fluidity, the source of its life, so do those lazy people who abandon themselves to comfort and ease inevitably begin to rot and become losers. Desire for comfort is the first alarm and sign of...

Ways to train our own spirit

The ways one can make one’s spirit more active and less confined within time and space To make the realm to its activity more spacious for the spirit, one has the innate capacity to be able to do that and this can be possible by a firm religious belief and...

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