The gap between
the first tirthankara Adinath and the last one is thousands of years.
But they all went to leave their bodies at the same peak. The
namokar mantras developed by Mahavira may appear simple spoken words but they were
developed with a specific goal and for a specific purpose.
How can you really incorporate all this in a written
That is why the emphasis of the flow, the learning by
parampara, the learning by shruti.
What happened to this flow? What happened to this learning
What has happened to the Samskaras, the samskaras as
mentioned earlierrepresents this flow which is truly beyond time and space and also
represents thesacrements which appear to be bound in time and space
In Krishnas time part of this was lost, the part that
Krishna has touched in Gita.
In the present time It seems that most of it is lost. The
flow seems to have been interrupted.
Maithili Sharan Gupta raises the same point in Bharat
Bharati when he says: