Principal of jain philosophy

Plz Describe one of the principal of jain philosophy that is fully connected with modern science.

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The law of conservation of mass and energy in modern science is the ‘अस्तित्व गुण’ in Jainism.

The law of conservation of mass or principle of mass conservation states that for any system closed to all transfers of matter and energy, the mass of the system must remain constant over time, as system’s mass cannot change, so quantity can neither be added nor be removed. Hence, the quantity of mass is conserved over time.

Jainism says that a substance(द्रव्य) can neither be created nor be destroyed. Its attributes(गुण) are always constant(ध्रुव).It only changes its form(पर्याय).


With all due respect to the question and the intention with which you might have asked, I just have a few things to say -

  • The problem with modern science is that it will never claim any of its discovery to be the final word (check this link for more). We are hardly taught about the vulnerability of all scientific truths. All we have learnt is that if science says so, it must be true. However, we forget that - ‘if science claims so, it has all the more reason to be false also (in the future).’
  • ‘we are still looking further into this’, ‘so far we have discovered this much’, etc. is all that they can say.
  • Scientists today are even challenging Newton’s law of gravity. They are even suspicious about Einstein’s theory of relativity now.
  • A truth which cannot be verified and that which cannot be falsified does not come under the realm of a scientific truth.

Jainism doesn’t subscribe to such method. No matter in which space or time you are, the fundamental principles of reality / knowledge / ethics have remain unchanged.

When scientists disagree among themselves more than they agree, and all we do is rely upon their testimony (for we hardly carry out any single experiment in our life), what’s the harm in relying upon the testimony of the scriptures / Tīrthaṅkaras?