strongly believes in life after death. Of course, what
life we get after death depends upon what we did in our previous
life. It is all attached with Karmas good Karmas
and bad Karmas. Lets try to understand the types of Jeev
and find out what we are and we would have been.
In the entire world Jeev (living being)
is divided into two categories :
Mukti and Sansaari.
Mukti - are free from any kind of Karmas good
or Bad. These are completely free souls.
Sansaari because of Karmas they keep on rotating
from one position to another. They can be souls, body, tree,
They are divided into two Sthaavar
and Tras. And in total there are 84,00000 different
yonians under this category and we are one among them.
Sthaavar jeev are :
Ekindri jeev (one sense): They are very minute. And
they constitute about 52,00000 yoniyans among 84.
They can be classified as :
- Prithvi (Earth) They are that jeevs whos
body is comprised of Earth, like soil, gems, salt, metal,
mercury, etc. there are in total 7,00000 yoniyans under this.
- Aapkaya (Water) water bodies like snow, fog,
hail, dew etc. in total 7,00000 yoniyans under this class.
- Teukaai (Fire) fire is the body of such jeevs
like spark, flame, light, etc. again 7,00000 yoniyans under
- Vaaukaai (Wind/air) thunder storm, hurricane,
storm, etc. 7,00000 yoniyans under this class also.
- Vanaspati (Plants) trees, plants, flowers,
vegetables, etc. under this category there are 24 yoniyans.
This sums upto 52,00,000 yoniyans of
Bayindri Jeev (having two senses touch and taste)
shell, lice, ant, termite, etc. 2,00,000 yoniyan
in this part.
Jeev (possessing three senses touch, taste and smell)
mosquito, ants, spider, etc. 2,00,000 yoniyan in
Jeev (having four senses touch, taste, smell and sight)
bees, cockroach, fly, etc. 2,00,000 yoniyan in
this part also.
Jeev (Five senses touch, smell, taste, sight and speech)
yoniyans under this category. Out which are
(animals mammals, aquatic, birds) (20 types)
monkey, squirrel, parrot, birds, fish, crocodile, snakes,
- Manush (Humans) (303 types) Tirthankaras,
chakarvarti kings, saints, gurus, sadhus, sadhvis, comman
man, etc. they are all born from unclean and unhygienic areas.
They have pain during birth and also during their death. They
have fixed life span.
Basically humans are divided into
three categories :
a) Karmbhumi 15
types, 5 of Bharat Area, 5 of Ayeravat Area, 5 of Mahavideh
Area. Karmbhumi is that area where lively hood is earned by
working on land, where one can learn and understand the ways
of Moksha, land where Tirthankars, Chakarvati kings, Vasudev,
Baldev, etc great men take birth and where one can attain
Nirvan through deep spiritual practices and meditation, that
land is called Karmbhumi.
b) Akarmbhumi 30
types, the land where one does not have to earn livelihood
by working. Where all the desires are fulfilled by wish fulfilling
trees (Kalp Variksh), where the new born are twins (Yugliks),
that area is known as Akarmbhumi. Like, Jamboo dweep, Dhatki
khand, Pushakrardh dweep (Island) are such areas.
56 types - the situations of this area is similar to those
of the Akarmbhumi.
The total here comes out to be 101. there are 303 types. The
rest are again categorized as those who are born from the
females body and those who just come in any way but
not through Garbh female delivery.
- Devtas (Gods/Goddesses) (198 types)
5 Anuttar dev
9 Grahik dev
12 Vaymaanik dev
9 Lokantik dev
3 Kilviksh dev
10 Jyotish dev
7 Vanyantar dev
8 Vayantar dev
10 Bhuvanpati dev
10 Tiryak dev
15 Parmadhami dev
99 Pariyapta dev
99 Apryapta dev
total there are 198 types of Devs.
- Narkis (hell) (14 types) if commited
any sin, the soul goes to hell, where it has to pass through
tremendous torture. (discussed before)
3 Valuka prabha
6 Tam prabha
7 Tam-stam prabha
7 - Apariyapta
So, above was a very brief description about the types of
living beings on the earth. We can be any one of these in
our future life, we were one these in our previous birth and
we are one of them in this birth. If we do good, speak good,
see good, think good, all together if we make better use of
all our senses, we are likely to get better yoni in next life
and visa versa.
It was told to me that Human life is the best yoni because
it is only through this yoni man can get salvation and not
any other yoni. Not even anutar Dev can get salvation unless
he takes birth as human. Such precious is human life. Only
from here we can get ultimate freedom and it is this yoni
which can make us revolve back in the circle of 84,00,000
So, lets understand the importance of This Life and start
working for the better. Hell, Heaven or salvation all
routes are from here. And we have to decide.