The First & Second Birth
The first birth was as Dhanna Seth in the kingdom of King Prasanna Chandra in the Mahavideh Kshetra. Dhanna Seth was a big business man. He offered alms and other services to many ascetics.
Once, for business purpose, he was going to Vasantpur. On the way, some Jain monks asked whether they could travel with him. He took them along with him and served them heartily all the way. He helped them settle in a suitable place, ideal for the monks and left for his business work. He then became so busy in his business that he completely forgot about the monks. Suddenly one day, he recalled about having brought the Jain monks along with him.
He immediately went to them, repented for his mistakes and served them heartily then. During this time, Dhanna Seth got Samyak Drashti, the first milestone to Absolute Knowledge, after which he dedicated his remaining life to religion, helping others and severe penance. He lived as a Shravak.
His next birth was as a Yugal (twins) in the third era (third aara as per the Jainism time cycle) in the Bharat Kshetra.
The period from the first era to the third era of the current time cycle in Bharat Kshetra is called Yuglik. In the Yuglik period, humans were born as twins, one male and one female. Each twin pair or Yugal lived as brother and sister until maturity and thereafter lived as husband and wife upon reaching adulthood. They lived a happy and contented life and died a natural death together. During this period, there was no tension, no pain and people never worried about food.
His third birth was as a Dev in the heaven.