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Pranamyasagar
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Muni Pranamya sagar in Rohini, New Delhi
Personal
ReligionJainism
Notable work(s)Tithiyar Bhāvna (Prakrit), Upyog-Shatkam
Religious career
Initiationby Acharya Vidyasagar

Muni Pranamya sagar, is a Digambara monk and a disciple of Acharya Vidyasagar. Author of several literary works, he is best known for preaching arham yog. He is also known for writing the first commentary on Āchārya Kundakunda’s Baras Anuvekkha, a 2000 yr old Jain text.

Works[edit | edit source]

Muni Pranamyasagar has authored more than 45 books. He has also authored several independent works in four different languages– Prakrit, Sanskrit, Hindi and English. Tithiyar Bhāvna, a Prakrit work authored by him is a first of its kind.[1] It was published by Prakrit Jainology and Ahimsa Research Institute, one of the six research institutes established by the Government of Bihar.[2] Muni Pranamyasagar has written commentaries on several Jain texts. A commentary is a word-by-word or line-by-line explication of a text.

Sanskrit[edit | edit source]

In Sanskrit language, Muni Pranamyasagar has written commentaries on ten Jain texts like Puruşārthasiddhyupāya, Tattvārthasūtra.[3] He has written the first and only commentary on Āchārya Kundakunda’s Baras Anuvekkha (Twelve Contemplations). It is written in Kādambini style in Sanskrit.[4]

Hindi[edit | edit source]

Muni Pranamyasagar has translated several Jain texts in Hindi. He has also translated Āchārya Prabhācandra’s Pravacanasāra-saroja-bhāskara (commentary on Pravachanasara) in Hindi.[5]

  • Sat-Sankyādi Anuyog Dvār (hi:सत्संख्यादि अनुयोग द्वार)
  • Is Sallekhana/Santhara suicide?[6]
  • Jain King Chandragupt Maurya[7]

English[edit | edit source]

His works in english include:-

  • Life Management (In view of Lord Mahavira)
  • Fact of Fate

Arham yog[edit | edit source]

Muni Pranamyasagar is known for preaching arham yog, a meditation technique.[8] A three day long camp was organised in Rewari during four-month stay (chaturmas) of Muni Pranamyasagar.[9]

Vihāra[edit | edit source]

Digambara monks don’t stay in one place for long and walk on foot. Muni Pranamyasagar was in Ajmer, Rajasthan in 2017.[10] From there he walked to Hisar, located in the state of Haryana. He entered the national capital Delhi for the first time as a monk in 2018. He visited the Vaishali area in Delhi in April 2018 along with Muni Chandrasagar. A religious event named Vardhaman Strota Vidhan was organised in presence of the two saints in Mahaveer Vatika on 14 May 2018. Hundreds of Jain laities took part in the event.[11]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Pranamyasagar 2013, p. v-vi.
  2. Pranamyasagar 2013, p. iii.
  3. Pranamyasagar, Muni (2017). Upyog-Shatkam. Āchārya Aklankdeva Jain Vidyā Shodhalya Samiti. p. 120. ISBN 978-81-934860-1-6.
  4. Muni Pranamyasagar. बारसाणुवेक्खा [Baras Anuvekkha]. Arhat Vidyaprakashan GoteGanv. p. 790.
  5. Mitra, A., Sheshadri, K. G., & Jash, A. (2014). Duli Chand Jain. Jain Journal, 2013(2014).
  6. Pranamyasagar, Muni (2015). सल्लेखना/संथारा क्या आत्महत्या है? [Is Sallekhana/Santhara suicide]. Bharatiya Jnanpith. ISBN 978-93-263-5433-2.
  7. Pranamyasagar, Muni (2015). जैन सम्राट चंद्रगुप्त मौर्य [Jain Samrat Chandragupta Maurya]. Bharatiya Jnanpith. ISBN 978-81-263-5125-6 Check |isbn= value: checksum (help).
  8. "About Arham Yoga". Arham Yoga. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  9. "Arham yog camp". Dainik Tribune. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  10. "Monks enter Kishangarh, Ajmer". Ajmer Nama. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  11. "मुनिश्री का स्वागत", Navbharat Times, 24 April 2018

Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Pranamyasagar, Muni (2013). Tithiyar Bhāvna [तित्थयर भावणा]. Vaishali: Prakrit Jainology and Ahimsa Research Institute. p. 198. ISBN 978-93-81403-10-5.
  • Pranamyasagar, Muni (2018). Life Management (In view of Lord Mahavira). ISBN 978-93-82560-97-5.



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