There exist six fundamental entities in the universe, which are eternal but continuously undergo countless changes. During the changes nothing is lost or destroyed. Everything is recycled into another form.
The six universal substances are:
Non Living Substance Kal or Samay Time Non Living Substance Akasa Space Non Living Substance Adharma Medium of Rest Non Living Substance Dharma Medium of Motion Non Living Substance Pudgal Matter Living Substance Jiva Soul or Consciousness
The nine tattvas are the single most important subject of Jain philosophy. It deals with the theory of karma, which provides the basis for the path of liberation (moksha).
The Nine Principles (Tattvas) are:
Total liberation from karma Moksha Exhaustion of the accumulated karma Nirjara Stoppage of the influx of karma Samvava Sin Papa Virtue Punya Bondage of karma Bandha Cause of the influx of karma Asrava Non-living substances Ajiva Soul or living being (Consciousness) Jiva
Om is a religious symbol. In Jainism it means wholeness of Panch Parmeshthi. Om is Aum in Sanskrit. This Aum of Sanskrit is made up of five alphabets - a + a + ā + u + m = Aum 'a' stands for Arihant 'a' stands for Ashariri 'ā' stands for Acharya 'u' stands for Upadhyay ’m' stands for Muni
The Jain Flag: Jin-Shaasan Flag has Five colours: White, Red, Orange, Green and Dark Blue (or Black). White represents Arihant Red represents Siddha Orange represents Acharya Green represents Upadhyay Dark Blue (Black) represents Sadhu In the centre of the flag is the Swastik . Swastik represents the four states of existence of life. Respect for Jain Flag is respect for Panch-Parmeshthi . Respect for Panch-Parmeshthi destroys the sorrow of the four states of existence and finally guides us to our sweet home of infinite bliss and pleasure.
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