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Jainism / 1.

Author: Natubhai Shah
Publisher: Portland : Sussex Academic Press, 1998.
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This is a comprehensive study of Jainism written by a practising Jain, drawing on his experience of Jainism in all its aspects. This first of two volumes covers: the antiquity of Jainism; its  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natubhai Shah
ISBN: 1898723303 9781898723301
OCLC Number: 313145146
Description: 330 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: Contents: Foreword; Introduction; The Meaning of Life; The Antiquity of Jainism; History; The Origins of Jainism and the First Tirthankara--Risabhadeva; The Later Tirthankaras; Vardhamana Mahavira; The Jain Sangha, Monks and Nuns, Yatis and Bhattarakas; Prominent Aacaaryas; Royal Patronage; Popular Support; Decline and Revival; The Schisms; Jain Migration Abroad; Jains in the Twentieth Century; Teachings of Mahavira; The Path of Purification; Jain Ethics; Ahimsaa, Aparigraha, Anekaantavaada; Austerities; Jain Yoga and Meditation; The Jain Community; The Fourfold Order; Monks and Nuns, and their Daily Duties; Laypeople and their Daily Duties; Jain Society as Depicted in the Narrative Literature; Jain Society in the Contemporary World; The Future -- Jains and Jainism; Popular Jainism; Regular Practices and Rituals; Svetambara Rituals; Penitential Retreat; Digambara Rituals and Rituals of Other Sects; Social Rituals; Jain Sacred Days and Festivals; Jainism in the Modern World; Human Attitudes and Jain Ethics; Animal Welfare; Environmental Concerns; Vegetarianism; Jain Food Habits; Current Trends and Conclusions; The Current State of Jainism; Index.
Responsibility: Natubhai Shah.


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