A WORD ABOUT THIS BOOK
Here in this era; I have now got human-birth. In this birth, I developed interest in
study of Jain-Shastras owing to my past (religious) impressions and present
good luck. Due to which after studying in general the useful books on grammar,
logic, mathematical science, etc., I have been studying as per my intellect and
understanding the following various Shastras (Sacred books) with their
(1) Samayasara, Panchastikaya, Pravachansara, Niyama-sara, Tattvarth sutra,
etc. (Shastras of Dravyanuyoga, the metaphysics).
(2) Gommattasara, Labdhisara, Triloksara, Kshapanasara, etc. (Shastras
(3)Purushartha-Siddhyupaya, Ashtapahuda, Atmanushasana etc. and books describing
the code of conduct laid for Shravakas householders) and Munis (naked
possessionless monks) (the Shastras of Charananuyoga, i.e. Ethology) and
(4) Mythological scriptures containing stories of the brave personages leading to salvation path, etc.
(Shastras of Prathamanuyoga).
By virtue of that I too have attained some knowledge of true words with their true meanings.
Moreover, in this bad period of downfall, many people are seen possessing knowledge
poorer than my feeble knowledge. They too may obtain the knowledge of these words
with their meaning - keeping this point in view, I made up my mind to write this
book in spoken language out of compassionate feeling. This is the reason for writing
this book. In this book also the same words with their true meanings are interpreted.
The only speciality is that as in the Prakrit Sanskrit books the words
(sentences) are written in Prakrit-Sanskrit; similarly, here I am writing in
country's spoken language either with Apbhransha or with their exact form
but there is no adulteration in the meanings of the words.
Thus the tradition of those true words exists up to this book also.