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Jain Cosmology (6 Substances, Jain Universe, Time Cycle)

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Dharmastikaya
Medium of motion; allows souls and matter to move from one location to another
Adharmastikaya
Medium of rest; allows souls and matter to stop motion and stay stable
Pudgal
Nonliving matter
Akasha
All space
Kal
Time
Muhurt
48 minutes
Paramanu
Smallest indivisible unit of matter
Lokakash
The universe; the part of Akasha where the other 5 substances are found
Alokakash
Infinite empty space, none of the other 5 substances are present there
Samaya
Smallest indivisible part of time
Sansari
Nonliberated/worldly soul
Utsarpini
Progressive (Ascending) half of time cycle; conditions go from worst to best
Avsarpini
Regressive (Descending) conditions go from best to worst
Aras
The six unequal periods each half of a time cycle is divided into
Kalchakra
Jain time cycle, largest Jain unit of time
Dhukham Kal
5th (Unhappy) Ara of Avsarpini, current Ara
Sukham sukham kal
Very Happy 1st Ara of Avsarpini
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