The Ächärya explained, induced Haribhadra to know more about Jainism. He therefore requested the Ächärya to accept him as a
pupil. Thereupon, Jinabhattasuri asked him to get the consent of his family and other close relatives. Haribhadra persuade the members of
his family and other relatives. He explained to them that his knowledge would remain incomplete without gaining the knowledge of
Jainism at length. He ultimately succeeded in gaining the consent of all the concerned.
Thereupon, he renounced the worldly life and became a pupil of Jinabhattasuri.
Now, he diligently started studying the Jain scriptures and other sacred books. The smart and intelligent as he was, he could soon gain
mastery over the Jain scriptures. The study of the Ägams showed to him how much depth has been reached by Jainism in seeking the truth.
When it was seen that he had gained the mastery over the Jain literature and was thoroughly convinced about the true faith, it was
decided to take the advantage of his capability by bestowing on him the state of Ächäryahood.
On an auspicious day, he was formally announced as Ächärya Haribhadra-suri. In that capacity, he managed the Jain order very
capably and efficiently. By virtue of his knowledge and intelligence, he could attract many people to the Jain fold. Many of them also
renounced and became his pupils. Jainism saw a new height of popularity during his stewardship. The Guru advisedhim to compose the
books that would attract the people to the right faith.
Accordingly, Haribhadra-suri started writing. He was a prolific writer. He wrote many books of which only a few are available at
present. The commentaries on Dashvaikälik-sutra, Tattvärthasutra, Panchasutra, and Ävashyak-sutra are among his well known
compositions. Moreover, he wrote Lalitvistarä, Dharma-sangrahani, Upadeshapad, Shodashtaks, Dharmabindu, and Anekänta Jaypatäkä. He
was probably the first Jain scholar to write on Yoga. Yogabindu, Yogavinshikä, Yogashatak and Yogadrashti Samuchchaya are his
compositions on Yoga. He will always be remembered for the valuable contribution in this area.