Every Essence Of Kailash Mansarovar Is Nirvana
Jainism is one of the oldest religions in Indian history, as per historians’ belief, the beginning of Jainism from 3- 5th BC, from Indus Valley but no one knows the actuality. Jains believe that every being that has life has a soul. Be it bacteria, atom, soil, plants, animal and but of course humans. Certainly, they believe that anything that has life seeds has the innate ability to reach Nirvana. In short, every essence of Kailash Mansarovar is nirvana itself. Nirvana attains when an individual becomes liberated. (Asthapada an obeisance to Tirthankara)
Jains do not believe in a creator in particular but revere liberated beings in order to learn from their living practices. According to Jainism, the universe is made of matter, space, time and living beings. Jainism is the pillar that keeps the understanding of reincarnation. Jainism heavily revolves around Karma. Karma according to Jainism is not erasing bad karma but erasing good karma as well.
Jains understand that there are multiple universes and humans can be born in any of the universes. The universe has three levels (loka’s).
All The Loka’s Have Sub-Levels Too.
- Urdhva Lokae. the realms of God, divine being, demi-God, liberated souls.
- Madhya Lokae. people also know the realm as earth where humans, animal, and plants live
- Adho Lokae the realm of the hellish beings of the infernal regions.
Center of The Universe
Jains believe that Mount Kailash is the center of the universe of all the loka’s. They know Mount Kailash as Mount Asthapada. Jains believe that Mount Asthapada (Kailash) connects Jambudvipa with the seven continents. Jambudvipa means ‘Island’ or ’continent’ that is steady, thriving because of Mount Kailash being in the center being the centrality of life.
There have been theories that Mount Kailash and Asthapada are not the same but according to the Jain Shastra, Asthapada means ‘the one with eight legs’. Mount Kailash indicate with a swastika that had eight sides to it. But Asthapada is associative with Mount Kailash by the majority of the Jain devotees. (Asthapada an obeisance to Tirthankara)
The Father Of Civilization
Jains believe that their founder Lord (Natha) Rishabha is the father of civilization. Rishabhanatha, the first Tirthankara laid the whole path of practicing respect that being has the right to live. Tirthankara means a teacher, a spiritual dharma mentor. Rishabhanatha walked on the Madhya Loka some 8,400,000 years with a height of 1,200 feet. Thousand of Jains flock to Mount Kailash for yatra to attain salvation that brims their soul with purity, serenity, and blessing of Lord Rishabha.
Did you know that there is a Jain Digambar (Mandir) named ‘Sidhalay’ which is hidden between the mountain ranges of Kailash?
Mount Kailash Is Existing Forever
Jains intuit mount Kailash Mansarovar yatra with utmost reverence for their twenty-four Tirthankara; especially the first spiritual teacher Rishabha. In the current times, the 24th Tirthakara Mahavira is the Jainism teacher. In the entire Kailash Mansarovar yatra, a devotee will not find specific Mandir devoted to ‘A’ particular God-Goddess. This is another reason why Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is very important to Jains. Mount Kailash is existing forever and so is the eternal phenomenon of the universe that was never created nor can be destroyed.
The universe is self-sustaining, self-managing through the principles of causes and effects maintaining the rhythm of the worlds and universes. Jains take their steps for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra in order to be that rhythm of the universe. That rhythm itself is the process of cleansing karma particles. The rhythm is the transformative frequency an individual feels as per their own growth at all levels. Karma particles are thoughts, actions, beliefs, feeling a human espy onto their auric field. While, the frequency is the wavelength in which the karmic particles gets seated, diluted, ceased and absolute.
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