Jain geography, flat earth and today's science

#1

Can everyone share their thoughts on this topic. I am getting impression and understanding that Jain scriptures believe in flat earth theory which runs in contradiction today’s established science that earth is a spherical planet.

#2

Me maanta hu ki earth is flat, but when i see all this videos and others things it become some unbalaced view for me.
Kyuki bhot se tathys ese dete he wo…ki ham majboor ho jatevhe
Can u please tell me whats all logic behind it

#3

it very difficult to understand and provide evidence for flat earth…my hope is we do not fully understand Jain scriptures on these subjects and makes an assumptions. Anyways is very complex topics so would like to hear more from you all people.

#4

I heard that, one of the society, jo ye kehti heki earth flat he, i.e.flat earth society.and it gives many facts also in respect of flat earth.like, one lake in USA, toh usne NASA se pucha ki ye lake ulti girna chahiye agar earth oval he toh.
And he that person openly said that, “earth is oval” this is fake and live video release by NASA.

#5

gravity and size of earth makes it look flat.

#6

As the earth is spherical and it is not possible to show a sphere in 2 dimensions, so the world map shown to us is not accurate, it is only to give us an approx idea.(science accepts this). You will get the good idea of earth, when you will see a globe. In map, america and china appears to be in two opposite direction, but on a globe they are not. What happen when you will go straight north from India (on map there is nothing above Russia so you may think that after crossing Russia we will again reach India) but no, on going north from India, you will reach top of canada)
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When you will observe the globe, you will notice that they leave one portion of earth totally blank,
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totally blank with no land, they say its all water there and this portion is never shown on 2d map. This is the portion where nobody goes, no aircraft, no ship - the question is does this portion really exist?

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#7

understanding the dimensions mentioned in the Jain geography it will spill out of Earth surface as we know it…it will be difficult to prove

#8

Hi,
I think we should first gather the information by which they called that earth is spherical. Because, the technique they used for proving earth is spherical seems non-standard, such as earth’s photo. How it can be say that this is earth’s photo, if earth’s photo but how it can be say earth is spherical as photo is 2D while spherical is 3D in nature. Satellite system just positioned over earth but its positioning does not based on earth’s shape (doubt).
Further, the measurement of earth is not actually done by any scientist. However, I also want to know the true logic behind earth’s spherical.

#9

Earth is not a perfect sphere first of all. Science and Geography today describes earth as an oblate spheroid. It is narrower at the north and south poles and more wide and stretched at the equator.

Any reasonable person would know full well that Earth is not flat. Now why would Jain geography state it as flat when it is round in fact makes for some curiosity.

Most of our space satellites and missile launches only work because they take the correct mathematical calculations of the round Earth.


Jain geography also states that the moon changes phases due to Rahu but nothing such as Rahu can be seen today by our eyes. Science states that moon changes phases due to the rotation of the Earth as well as the Moon.

One thing however is for sure that the other half or the dark side of the Moon is never visible to us which Jain scriptures state to be the residence of Astronomical demigods. In fact NASA never landed on the moon. All of it was fake just to show the world that they are ahead in space race.

Jainism also states that there are 2 suns and 2 moons in Jambudweep but we are only surrounded by 1 Sun and 1 Moon. No one knows why?


However one thing even science agrees on is that there are many other places in the universe like our Earth where people like us live. They could be the various other Kshetras that Jain agams state clearly.

Recently the concept of Black holes have been explored more deeply. It is a very in depth phenomenon. I do study more about it in my free time. It is said that entire galaxies revolve around it.

They could well be what Jain agams state to be Meru Mountains. But they don’t look like Meru’s and can never been seen with the naked eyes.

We can’t even see the Maleccha Khand in Bharat Kshetra so observation of everything else seems a little far fetched to our abilities right now.
_________________________________________________________________________________Why is Jain geography seems to be incorrect or unable to prove itself? We don’t know for sure.

We can only have faith that it is indeed correct but something has happened due to the Hundaavasarpini pancham kaal which has rendered it incorrect.

#10

U r right, but this thing not gonna change our belife. We all are for sure AATMA, aur hum isse swikaar le. Yahi sabse bada proof hoga.

#11

Kyu, blank portion should exist.becoz our satellite are watching it.simple. ye toh ho nhj skata ki blank portion n ho

#12

Agreed. It does not change the belief.