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Posting since: 16.06.2017
By Chief Seattle, Dr. Christopher Key Chapple, Dr. Rudi Jansma, Dr. Sushma Singhvi, Philip Carr-Gomm, Rajendra Swaroop Bhatnagar, Srilata Swaminathan
The purpose of this book is to make people aware of the tradition of humility throughout the ages as a basis of sustainable economy - indeed more then just sustainable economy. For ‘sustainable’ still allows for further growth and production, for exploiting the planet and tapping its resources - however only in such a way that we safeguard our future survival and comforts of life. This may be achieved by...
Posting since: 09.03.2017
By Acharya Umaswati
Tattvartha Sutra is the only composition acceptable to all the Jains. Shwetāmbars regard it with high sanctity, while Digambars treat it as an Agam. It is composed in handy phrases, which are easy to understand. It is a short Sanskrit text of 344 (357 as per Digambar version) Sutras, which can be covered in 20 pages and can be easily memoriz.ed. As such, it finds a place on academic curriculum. There are minor...
Posting since: 24.05.2016
 
Dictionary of Technical Terms of Jainism. Creation of Lexicon: A Broad Outlook The bibliography of our lexicon makes clear that the original canonical works of both the traditions - Śvetāmbara and Digambara - have been amply made use of without any bias/prejudice, in the creation of the present dictionary. The canonical works such as Ācārāṅga, Sṛtakṛtāṅga, Sthānāṅga, Samayavāyāṅga,...

Online Books: Top 10 (17.06.2017 - 24.06.2017)

Posting since: 16.06.2017
By Chief Seattle, Dr. Christopher Key Chapple, Dr. Rudi Jansma, Dr. Sushma Singhvi, Philip Carr-Gomm, Rajendra Swaroop Bhatnagar, Srilata Swaminathan
The purpose of this book is to make people aware of the tradition of humility throughout the ages as a basis of sustainable economy - indeed more then just sustainable economy. For ‘sustainable’ still allows for further growth and production, for exploiting the planet and tapping its resources - however only in such a way that we safeguard our future survival and comforts of life. This may be achieved by...
Posted on: 25.01.2004
By Acharya Mahaprajna
In comparision to thoughts, I have greater faith in thoughtlessness. Thoughts are born only when I want to think. If do not wish it then my thoughts remain attached to my thoughtless state. On the 1st of January 1998, Sadhvi Vishrut Vibha suggested that if I write a thought a day, it would be very useful. I accepted her animated suggestion. Everyday I kept dictating a few lines to her. Professor (Dr.) Dayanand...
Posting since: 09.03.2017
By Acharya Umaswati
Tattvartha Sutra is the only composition acceptable to all the Jains. Shwetāmbars regard it with high sanctity, while Digambars treat it as an Agam. It is composed in handy phrases, which are easy to understand. It is a short Sanskrit text of 344 (357 as per Digambar version) Sutras, which can be covered in 20 pages and can be easily memoriz.ed. As such, it finds a place on academic curriculum. There are minor...
Posted on: 18.11.2008
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
The term karma is derived from the root 'krñ karaṇe' by adding the suffix 'manin' to the root and the common meanings of the term are - action, worth doing, implementation, duty, act, profession, tendency etc. So whatever is done falls under the category karma. The term karma stands for two different meanings viz.; action and the subtle aggregates of the karmic matter. All types of movements whether physical...
Posted on: 10.11.2015
By Dr. Natubhai Shah
Jainism is the oldest extant religion in Eurasia but it is the least known in the West. Although its teachings are as relevant in our own day as they were in the days of Mahavira who revived it more than two and half millennia ago, why this should be is almost certainly due to its small number of adherents in India: four millions plus (Jain leaders estimate twelve million and claim that it was much larger in...
Posted on: 02.07.2012
By Acharya Tulsi, C.L. Talesara, Dr. Satkari Mookerjee, Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi, John Ferguson, Kenneth Oldfield, Sadhvi Pramukha Mahashramani Kanakprabha, W. Norman Brown, Walther Schubring, Yuvacharya Mahaprajna
The book is designed in a manner that is likely to give to its readers a good introduction to all that the Acharya stands for. The many facets of his almost magnetic and many-splendoured personality are revealed in the very first section. No words can fully encompass the richness and depth contained in his person. However, readers will note how people from different walks of life and of vastly dissimilar...
Posted on: 20.07.2012
By Dr. Kumarpal Desai
The volume comprises life stories of Sadhus, Sadhvis, Shravaks and Shravikas, the four pillars of Jain religion. They have been delineated in as authentic a manner as possible and in a very gripping style. They highlight the contribution of the great, heroic figures of Jain religion. The pen of Dr. Kumarpal Desai and the illustrations of artist Shri Ashok Shaha (Padma putra) have combined to enhance the value...
Posted on: 01.09.2010
By Acharya Mahaprajna
Ecstasy is not a subject of articulation for a gardener who sees his garden full of trees and plants laden with verdure, flowers and fruits, or for an artist who sees his idea getting form on the canvas, or for a visionary who sees his dreams getting realized, through his own efforts. For a long time, I had been visualizing that the critical editing of the Jain scriptures be undertaken and the laborious moments...
Posted on: 01.08.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
Critical Studies and Reasearch in the Metaphysical, Epistemological, Cosmological, Cosmogonical and Mathematical Aspects of the Universe in Jain Philosophy in the Light of Modern Scientific Theories and Western Philosophy. The questions regarding the nature, shape, size and age of the Universe, the reality and relativity of space & time, the subjectivity and objectivity of the physical world and many more such...
Posted on: 27.09.2007
By Acharya Mahaprajna
A man's life-style is conditioned by his thinking, which also forms the basis of his physical constitution, his method of working and the evolution of his personality. He becomes what he desires to be. His disposition, morality and conduct are also influenced by his thought. According to the celebrated scientist, Carl Simontone, the impact of positive thinking is astounding. It is, therefore, most desirable...