Pancastikayasara

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Pancastikayasara
Pancastikayasara
Pancastikayasara
Author Kundakunda

Pañcastikayasara (en: the essence of reality), is an ancient Jain text authored by Acharya Kundakunda. Kundakunda explains the Jain concepts of Ontology and Ethics. Jainism recognises the five astikayas (five simple substances) namely, soul, pudgala (matter), dharma (medium of motion), adharma (medium of rest),and akasa (space).

It is said that Kundakunda composed the Pañcastikayasara for sankseparuci students. Hence, the work serves as a brief version of the Jaina philosophy.

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