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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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.

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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. His full name was Raichandbhai Ravjibhai Mehta.

The verses 92 to discuss the path to liberation and qualities of true seeker of knowledge. True seekers are those who are engaged in gaining self-realization. Since this is observable, there cannot be any doubt about it. They are called Atmarthiwhich literally means one who seeks well being of his soul shasgra A true seeker seeks out a true guru and obeys his commands.

Atma Siddhi is a philosophical poetry of verses that explains the fundamental philosophical truths about the soul and its liberation. Jain texts Gujarati-language books.

The verses 59 to 70 pertain to the disciples doubt regarding permanence to the soul and the gurus explanation as to why the soul is eternal. He was born in Vavania Bandar, a village in Saurashtra, Shasyra.

Since, Karma fructifies on its own and passes away after it bears its consequences, necessity of God as dispenser of justice is done away with. The soul cannot be seen, it has no form, it is not experienced, it is not same as body, senses, or breath, there is no separate sign of its existence and it cannot be seen like a pot or a cloth.

The pupil raises the following arguments: Similarly, the soul also bears the result of its karma, even though the karma is lifeless.


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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. Even in various states sitting, walking, sleeping etc. Unrecognized language CS1 Gujarati-language sources gu. Here I have briefly shown these six steps propounded by all-knowing saints—the steps which are the principal residence of Samyak darshan or right vision enlightenment of Jiva soul.

He calls them as six pada atmxsiddhi six spiritual steps: Then it would not experience either joy or sorrow on account of contact with any perishable or impure object or bhava passion. The two verses 43 and 44 state and explain the Satpada that literally means six steps towards liberation. They shwstra unable to recognise enlightened teacher and adopt a staunchly sectarian attitude. Disciple believes that actions itself may be influenced by past karmas or it may simply be the nature of the soul to attract karma.

In the same way the karma arising out of anger can be destroyed by forgiveness. Shrimadji had studied various Jain scriptures and many great books written by Jain Acharyas. According to the legend, when Sobhagyabha requested Shrimad, it was already night time.

The guru explains that the body is merely a non-sentient form and hence cannot determine the birth and death of sentience.

Atma chhe te nitya chhe, chhe karta neejkarma Chhe bhokta vali moksha chhe, Moksha upay sudharma. Alternatively, God may be influencing the actions and karma or the actions may be influenced by the nature. Digambara monk Aryika Kshullak Pattavali Acharya. Shrimad has also said this same thing in his 3rd and 4th statements.

Such people select false gurus and tujarati themselves to external characteristics of the Jina. If karma were to be influenced by God, then god himself would be subject to impurity of actions, good and bad.

Finally the guru points out the irony of the question—to question whether the self exists, that itself proves the existence of self. It propounds six fundamental truths on soul which are also known as satapada six steps. The pupil is now convinced that soul is the enjoyer and sufferer of its karma but doubts whether it is possible to destroy all the karmas and attain liberation.


The background to his philosophy of six steps lie in one particular verse in a book called Adhyatma-saar by 17th century Jain philosopher-monk Yasovijaya which says: Srimad then concludes by describing true teacher, true seeker and true religion. One is born a king and another a pauper—that cannot be without a cause, indicating existence of karma. He now understands the six fundamental steps. The disciple notes that aatmasiddhi knowledge of soul and karma is useless unless we know the path to liberation.

Atmasiddhi is highly revered amongst the followers of Shrimad.

The disciples doubt regarding self as the author of its actions karma and guru’s explanation is discussed in verses 71 to Archived from the original PDF on July 10, Thus it is the soul who is the doer of its actions. This that which cannot be created by matter and has always existed has to be eternal. At NadiadKaira District of Gujarat, one of the disciple of Shrimad, Sobhagyabhai requested him to put up the subject matter of the letter in a poetry form, as it would be difficult to memorise the letter.

This chapter also discusses the absolute necessity of having an enlightened Guru and characteristics of such Guru. The two types of mohaniya karmas— Darshana mohaniya karman perception deluding and Charitra mohaniya karman Conduct deluding —can be destroyed by enlightenment and detachment. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.