Archive for May 8th, 2012
The jiva reaches this stage when he is able to destroy completely the subtle greed remnants of Mohaniya (Deluding) Karma in the tenth Gunasthäna attains this stage (also known as Kshina Kashäya). This is a stage of almost the highest purity of meditation from this stage onward the soul is forever Vitraagi in a true sense or once the jiva reaches to this stage it does not fall from here, rather within next forty-eight minutes it destroys the remaining three ghati karmas namely Jnanavaraniya, Darshanavaraniya, and Antaray karmas and advances to thirteenth stage. Once the jiva has reached at this state, it attains the liberation at the end of this life itself.However, in this 12th stage the soul is still not perfect, but is only Chhadmastha, as the name of this Gunasthäna indicates. This is due to the part Bondage of Major or Ghäti Karmas, which the soul sheds in the last moments of this stage for progress to the next stage of perfect knowledge etc. This is made possible by the soul as it has given up passion or Kashäya completely and resultantly the Ghäti Karma are eliminated. As such, this stage is important as a stepping- stone to liberation or Moksha. In this Gunsthäna, all types of Deluding Karma are eradicated.