Jain’s believe in soul, salvation the other world, good deeds, sins, action and religion. They admit that good deeds lead to happiness and sins to misery. So every soul should store Punya by performing good deeds. Those who desire to become supreme-being Paramatma should devote themselves to sacred deeds and devotional worship of Vimsati-sthanaka. A would be Tirthankara attains sufficient Punya to be Paramatma by worshipping some of these twenty elements less or more with deep devotion in the third birth prior to his last birth. Assuredly a soul cannot become a Tirthankara without this worship.
There is a difference of opinion about the names and order of the Padas. Diagrams of these Padas are made in different ways. Particular diagrams are not easy and possible.
Penance is an integral part of Jainism. It appears very boring, harsh and scary to a beginner but is very easy when ventured into it. This book is written with an aim to initiate the children into easy penance.
Why pray? It’s simple, to talk with God and to get His direction for our lives. God is so good and will help us when we are happy, sad, sick or even when we’re in trouble. God will give us wisdom, strength and understanding if we only ask Him. When we pray our relationship with God grows.
Perhaps no religion has championed the cause of non-violence like the Jains. The enlightened arihantas preached how we should follow nonviolence in our day to day life, So that we live and let others live. Dwidal is a small book which shows how by combining two articles of food, we cause breeding and destroying of innumerable micro-oraganisms. A must for children as well as parents.