The path of achievement relating to the Jain dharma has been divided into two kinds on the basis of the ability and strength of the individuals. One is the acceptance of the life of an ascetic for the sake of one's spiritual prosperity and this is an arduous path of attainment. The other one is to remain as a Householder (Grihastha, a man with a family), and to endeavour according to one's ability, to attain self- purification.
- Sarvavirati - The way of ascetic life (total renunciation)
- Deshvirati - The way of the householder (partial renunciation)