Studies in Jainism

Studies in Jainism

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Item Code: NAE874
Publisher: Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture
Language: English
Edition: 2002
ISBN: 9788185843858
Pages: 182
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 9.0 inch X 6.0 inch
Weight 290 gm
Publisher Note

Jainism is the earliest post Vedic non Brahmin cal religious faith which appeared in northern India in the first millennium B.C. It’s earliest exponent was Rsabha the first Tirthankara. It was. However. Finally by vardhamana or Mohair the 24th Tirthankara. An elder contemporary of Gautama Buddha. Born in 599 B.C Mahavira is admittedly the founder of modern Jainisum.

A creator God behind the vast universe around us has no place in Jaina theology. Nor does it accept that a religious faith can be impersonal apauruseya ‘ as accepted by the prevailing Vedic religion. The difference of Jainism with the Vedic religion is apparently sharp on many issues. A close study of the two Systems. However ,reveals that they have much in common as well .and it would be a better appreciation of both to say that Jainism was a Contemporary reformist religious movement such reform are a testimony to India’s spiritual vitality eclecticism and assimilation. The few articles printed in this small volume present the different aspests of Jainism.

We thank all those who have helped us in producing this book. We also thank Govind charity trust for helping as finance us finance the publication.

 

Contents

 

Sramana or non Brahmanical sects 1
Jainism ; Its History, Prnciples And Precepts 15
Jainism ; Its Phhilosophy And Ethics 33
Some Fundamental Principles of Jainism 59
Literature Of Jainism 70
Brahmanic And Sramanik Cultures A Comparative Study 86
Reflections On Anuvrata The Doctrions Of Small Vows 100
The Svetambar And Digambar Sects 117
Ethico Religious Classifications Of Mankind As Embodied In The Jaina Canon 123
Marriage in Jaina Literature 137
The Conception Of Soul In Jainism 147
The Jaina Ramayanas 153

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