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Living Jainism : an ethical science

Author: K V Mardia; Aidan Rankin
Publisher: Alresford, Hants : Mantra Books, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Living Jainism explores a system of thought that unites ethics with rational thought, in which each individual is his or her own guru and social conscience extends beyond human society to animals, plants and the whole of the natural world. The Jain Dharma is a humane and scientific spiritual pathway that has universal significance. With the re-emergence of India as a world power, Jain wisdom deserves to be better  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K V Mardia; Aidan Rankin
ISBN: 9781780999128 1780999127
OCLC Number: 859193380
Description: 214 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / David Frawley --
Introduction --
Jains, Jainism and 'Jainness' --
Jain logic --
Truth 1: The Jiva and karmic matter --
Truth 2: The Jain hierarchy of life --
Truth 3: Cycles of birth, death and rebirth --
Truth 4A: Practical karmic fusion --
Truth 4B: Extreme absorption of karmons --
Truth 4C: The path to self-conquest --
The purification prescription --
Epilogue: Why Jain science? --
Appendix 1: A brief life of Mahavira --
Appendix 2: Comparative views.
Responsibility: Kanti V. Mardia and Aidan D. Rankin.

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