Acharya Nemi Chandra was Siddhanta Charkarvarti,
because he had conquered all the realms of the known knowledge of
the sacred books. He was called the Emperor because he had, like a
Chakravarti conquering the six parts of Bharata, mastered the famous
authoritative works He was a contemporary of the Jain king Chamunda
Rai, whose time is the first half of the 11th century. So he lived in this
He was not an ordinary scholar; his great living works, Gomattasar Jivkand,
Gomattasar Karmakand, Triloksar, Labdhisar and Kshapanasar are shining
examples of his extraordinary erudition and a full justification of the
title Siddhanta Chakravarty i.e. the great master of the fundamental
principles. On the persuasion of King Chamund Rai, he wrote Gomattasar
taking the essence of all available works of the great Acharyas. Jivkand
and Karmakand are two parts thereof.
The Shat Khandagam written by Bhutbali and Pushpadanta, the disciples of
Acharya Dharsen, is the oldest work in the old traditional Jain
literature. In the first part of this treatise many subjects from the soul
and soul combined with karmas aspects have been described. Keeping these
in view Siddhanta Chakravarty Nemichandra wrote Gomattasar and divided it
in two parts, Jivkand and Karmakand.
Gomattasar is a regular text-book of the Jain Vidyalayas. In the first
chapter of this great work, Gunasthans have been elaborately dealt with.
This lesson has been written keeping in view the deliberations there. For
a wide knowledge of the Gunasthans, students are advised to study