Samaysaar, Pravachansaar use for shravak?

Famous principled scriptures like Samaysaar or Pravachansaar are written for veetraag samyakdrishti (muni maharaaj) & not saraag samyakdrishti (shravak) then why do shravak like us read these granths?

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I am not sure where it says you cannot read these great Granths…can you please show me? …You may need guidance to understand it but if you are scholar then no one can stop you from reading them and benefiting from these great Granths…life is in vain if we die before swadhyay of great Samaysar granth…

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  1. लोग शायद इसलिए ऐसा कहते है क्योंकि ग्रंथ में जगह-जगह साधु शब्द
    का प्रयोग किया गया है। परंतु वहाँ साधु शब्द सम्बोधन के अर्थ
    प्रयुक्त है।
  2. गाथा-5 में आचार्य ने कहा कि “मैं एकत्व-विभक्त्व आत्मा को दर्शाउँगा”,
    तो एकत्व-विभक्त्व भावना सुनने के अधिकारी श्रावक हैं।
  3. गाथा-19 में बताया कि यह जीव कब तक अप्रतिबुद्ध रहेगा, तो क्या यह
    ज्ञानी मुनियों के लिए हो सकता है? अतः यह अज्ञानी श्रावकों के लिए है।
  4. गाथा-13 में नव तत्व को जानकर सम्यकत्व प्रकट करने का मार्ग बताया,
    तो क्या मुनिराजों को सम्यक्त्व प्रगट करना शेष रह है? अतः यह ग्रंथ
    श्रावको के लिए भी है।
  5. टीका के अंत में कहा कि “यह ग्रंथ नष्ट न होने रूप जगत चक्षु है” ,और
    मुनिराज तो तीन रत्नत्रय के धारी है। अतः इस चक्षु की आवश्यकता
    श्रावकों को है।
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  1. 5 महाव्रत तो मुनियो के ही होते है, तो क्या जिन शास्त्रों में मुनि धर्म बताया है (भगवती आराधना etc), क्या हम उन्हें नहीं पढ़ते ?
  2. और 6-7-8 आदि गुणस्थान तो मुनियो के ही होते है तो क्या जिन शास्त्रों में इन गुणस्थानो कि चर्चा है (गोम्मटसार etc), क्या हम उन्हें नहीं पढ़ते ?
  3. और द्वादशांग में प्रथम तो आचार्य अंग है, तो क्या उसे सिर्फ मुनि ही सुनते है, समोसरण में जो अन्य असंख्यात देव तिर्यंच बैठे है वो क्या उठ कर चले जाते है ?
  4. और जिन शास्त्रों में वीतरागी सम्यकदृष्टि कि चर्चा है यदि उसे ही नहीं पड़ेंगे तो हम वीतरागी सम्यकदृष्टि कैसे बनेंगे ?

और ज्ञान ही नहीं होगा तो श्रद्धान किसका करेंगे ?

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While I agree with some of your points, there is another question which comes to my mind -

Do you support reading of shri Kashaypahud or shri Kshatkhandagama for shravaks or their tikas such as the Dhavala because these granths have been specifically restricted for reading by shravaks?

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It’s not necessary that every muniraaj has knowledge beforehand only. Earlier Munis were given diksha if they could follow the 28 mulgun perfectly and only later on were taught by Upadhyay parmesti who were knowledgeable munis tasked with educating new munis who followed the outer conduct perfectly but needed more knowledge now that they had taken diksha. Chakshu ki avashyakta muni maharaaj ko bhi hai.

while I appreciate your points, I would also like to point that still most of the gathas are directed for and towards muni maharaaj only.

One final query I have -

Do you support reading of shri Kashaypahud or shri Kshatkhandagama for shravaks or their tikas such as the Dhavala because these granths have been specifically restricted for reading by shravaks?

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Yes, I don’t think there are any restrictions

Ok. Actually my shikshaguru told me that shri kashaypahud or shri kshatkhandagam is for muni maharaaj only. He also told me about some other granths that are only for muni maharaaj’s reading and understanding. Since they contain advance knowledge and necessarily need teachers for reading each gatha.

He told me that earlier in the 4th Era, pandits were very less but most knowledgeable were the upadhyay parmesti so Jain householders only had entry level and intermediate level knowledge. However, advanced and expert level knowledge was only available with upadhyay parmesti and they only used to teach muni maharaaj.

Nevertheless. We may agree to disagree.