Jain thought and culture

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Dept. of History and Indian Culture, University of Rajasthan , Jaipur
Statementeditor, G.C. Pande.
ContributionsPande, Govind Chandra, 1923-, University of Rajasthan. Dept. of History and Indian Culture.
LC ClassificationsBL1355 .J339 1979
The Physical Object
Pagination171 p., [7] leaves of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3930273M
LC Control Number81904529

An Introduction to Jain Philosophy enables the reader to enjoy a comprehensive journey into the intricate world of Jain thought and culture in a way that is philosophical in its compelling rationality, deeply spiritual in its revelations, yet accessible in its language.

The organization of this book allows the reader to engage in an overview of the central teachings of the Jain tradition, but. Professor Long's book, Jainism: An Introduction, is a thoroughly researched overview of the Jain tradition, a religion and set of philosophical constructs that have influenced Indian thought for Cited by: From the Jacket Yasastilaka by Somadeva, composed in CEis a Jaina religious romance written in Sanskrit prose and verse.

It is notable as an encyclopaedic record of literary, socio-political, religious and philosophical data that throws light on the cultural history of the Deccan in early medieval India. This volume presents a critical study of the work, providing a comprehensive picture.

This book is a must for scholars of South Asian religions and will provide scholars of Hindu traditions fine grounding both in a central dialectic of Jain thought and in contemporary Jain praxis." --International Journal of Hindu Studies "A valuable addition to the literature on Jainism as a.

Once again, we need look no further than the Jains: Mahavira, the Jain patriarch, surpassed the morality of the Bible with a single sentence: 'Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being.' Imagine how different our world might be if.

The religion of Jainism - with Hinduism and Buddhism - is an integral part of Indian culture. In this guide, Paul Dundas goes beyond recent accounts of Jainism which have concentrated on doctrine, to give instead a strong sense of Jainism as a living and dynamic faith.

Jain is the term used for a person who has faith in the teachings of the Jinas ('Spiritual Victors'). Jinas are human beings who have overcome all passions (kasayas) and have attained enlightenment or omniscience (kevala-jnana), who teach the truths they realized to others, and who attain liberation (moksa) from the cycle of rebirth (samsara).Reviews: 1.

Kumar left the life of a traditional Jain monk to join the land redistribution movement of Vinobha Bhave (–), and later journeyed as a peace activist on foot from Delhi to Moscow to Paris in an attempt to stop nuclear proliferation in the s He has most recently joined forces with Dr.

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Jain Books(source ) Niyamsara (Shri Kunda Kunda Acharya) Perceptions from Jain Past: (In English) This standalone short is for the beginners given to thought and contemplation of deeper insights.

It explores the significance of Namokar in its original context. Its focus is on the abstract of Jeevattan where the modern version of.

In this seminal course, Dr. Kevin Clark and Ravi Scott Jain (authors of The Liberal Arts Tradition) take us through a thoughtful, clear presentation of a paradigm for the tradition of classical Christian and Jain emphasize that the 7 liberal arts are “not enough” to capture the classical tradition of education but that the liberal arts exist within the larger context of a.

Jain Traditions Indian culture can be categorized into two broad groups – (1) Brahaman (Vedic) culture (2) Shraman culture. The philosophical school of Mimansa, Vedanta, Nyaya and Vaishesika fall into first category. The philosophical schools of Jain, Buddhist and Sankhya belong to the Shraman culture.

It will serve for some time as a paradigmatic monograph for future empirical studies of Jain religious life." -- Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies " Jains in the World is a signific "There is no doubt that the wealth of new data and ideas offered in this exquisite book provides the deepest insights yet into the contemporary /5(3).

promotion of Jain values and thoughts including the assessment of Jain ideas in modern physical, psychology, logic, neuroscience and contemporary thoughts.

In particular, the objectives are 1. To promote religious and educational activities related to Jainism and to develop better understanding of Jain values in modern context. Jainism (/ ˈ dʒ eɪ n ɪ z əm /), traditionally known as Jain Dharma, is an ancient Indian religion. Jain dharma traces its spiritual ideas and history through a succession of twenty-four leaders or tirthankaras, with the first in current time cycle being Lord Rishabhanatha, whom the Jain tradition holds to have lived millions of years ago, the twenty-third tirthankara Parshvanatha whom.

Jains in the World Religious Values and Ideology in India John E. Cort. A fieldwork-based study of lived Jainism; Presents a portrait of the Jains significantly different from those found in. Jain Food. Based on a book by Dr. Hukam Chand Bharill “Vegetarian Food and Jain Conduct” The Jain community is a vegetarian-food-based community, but due the influence of time and western cultures, it has started being empowered by laxity.

If the Jain community does not remain awake now, then this disease of laxity can spread even more widely. Bringing to light an important dharmic tradition that is highly relevant to the modern age, An Introduction to Jain Philosophy provides Western readers with the most accessible and enlightening overview of this spiritual philosophy gh in practice for millennia, and having been extremely influential in the development of Indian thought and culture, the Jain tradition has remained.

BOOK EXCERPT Memoir: How a ‘British bootlicker’ became involved with Gandhian thought and Indian politics Excerpts from renowned economist Devaki Jain’s autobiography about life.

History, philosophy, culture: revisiting Professor G.C. Pande's thoughts and works (Book) Philosophy, culture, and value: essays on the thoughts of G.C. Pande (Book Jain thought and culture by Govind Chandra Pande. differences. But in essence the Jain rituals are the frameworks for personal devotions of individuals.

Religious books are called Agams.

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Currently, there are approximately 10 million Jains in India,in the United States and 7, in Metropolitan Chicago1. Many. Life In Jain tradition. Neminatha was the twenty-second tirthankara (ford-maker) of the avasarpiṇī (present descending cycle of Jain cosmology). Jain tradition place him as a contemporary of Krishna, the Hindu deity.

According to Jain history, there was a gap ofyears between the Neminatha and his predecessor, Naminatha. According to Jain beliefs, he lived years before the 23rd. The fundamental Jain aim is true knowledge of reality and the self, which enables final liberation.

‘Karmons’ adhere to the soul as karmic matter and prevent true understanding. In Jain thought, karmic activity is associated with minute particles of subtle matter. These can be referred to as 'karmons' because their activities often appear similar to those of electrons and photons in physics.

Professor Long's book, Jainism: An Introduction, is a thoroughly researched overview of the Jain tradition, a religion and set of philosophical constructs that have influenced Indian thought for. Jain manuscript cover, 19th century.

Jain manuscript cover depicting the fourteen auspicious dreams of Queen Trisala, Mahavira's mother, which heralded his birth Western India 19th century Painted wood Museum no. IS From the earliest Jain illuminated manuscripts, the folios were encased in wooden covers that are often decorated with religious or historical themes.

Jain Study Center of NC Lord Mahavir and His Teachings Lord Mahavir was the twenty -fourth and last Tirthankara of the Jain religion of this era. According to Jain philosophy, all Tirthankaras were human beings but they have attained a state of perfection or enlightenment through meditation and self-realization.

They are the Gods of Jains. A Buddhist or Jain, in India, is a hundred per cent product of Indian thought and culture, yet neither is a Hindu by faith. It is, therefore, entirely misleading to refer to Indian culture as Hindu culture." Dr.

Radhakrishnan. Radhakrishnan, the former President of India, in his book "Indian Philosophy Vol I" mentioned as under. Anup Jain, Managing Partner of Orios Venture Partners, believes every sector in India has is one of the main reasons the venture fund is sector agnostic.

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In a TechSparks It is difficult to write a book which engagingly talks of one’s values and culture without being preachy.

That it is anecdotal helps, but there is something more that prompts the words of wisdom to effortlessly wade across its readers. And that is the thought. This book provides a fascinating and detailed insight into a relatively unknown culture and code of ethics.

I am sure it will help inform the corporate governance debate in the West. Janette Rutterford, Professor of Financial Management, Open University Business School, UK.

Jain teachings date back years to Northern India.models within a culture. A culture’s heroes are expressed in the culture’s myths, which can be the subject of novels and other forms of literature (Rushing & Frentz, ). Janice Hocker Rushing () has argued, for example, that an enduring myth in U.S.

culture, as seen in films, is the rugged individualist cowboy of the American West.Traditions and culture that once took India to the pinnacle of success,’’ Ms Jain writes in the preface to the book. “I dedicate this book to the youth of our co-untry.” The panelists also deliberated on how India can overcome the challenge of global warming and pollution through .