Posted: 18.12.2018
By Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya
Importance of āgamas is self evident for acquiring knowledge of Jainism. From historical perspective, the most ancient form of Jain religion and philosophy is available in āgamas. From the point of view of validity, the eleven a ṅ gas are self-valid sources. Other sources which we get through the Acharyas can be valid if and only if its contents are in coherence with the contents of āgamas...
Posted: 17.12.2018
By Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya
Pandit Dalsukh Malvaniya has edited the commentary of Nyāyāvatāra Vārtika in 1949. In this text, he wrote a preface of 151 pages which is contained the description of Jain philosophy in the age of āgama. In 1966, this preface was published independently with elaboration by name ' Āgama Yuga kā Jain Darśana '. The 2nd edition of this book was published by Prakrit Bharati...
Posted: 17.12.2018
By Acharya Tulsi
Acharya Tulsi was great thinker, reformer, author. He has done great service of Jainism by editing Agam. To pay his homage to his Guru Acharya Kaluram Ji known as Kalu Gani he prepared collection of some Metaphysics Thokda (Collection of Jain Metaphysics material). Shatak mean number of 100. In these book he has classified 100 Jain metaphysics things. Both books were included in course of Jain Vidhay...
Posted: 16.12.2018
By Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya
Western world was introduced to Jainism nearly two centuries back, when Major Colin Mackenzie published an article on Description of Jainas published in three volumes of a research magazine by the name 'Asiatic Researches' in 1807. After this, H. Th. Colebrook expressed some of his views regarding Jainism. In 1827, H. H. Wilson published a critical analysis on Colebrook's essay and in the same year Francklin...
Posted: 15.12.2018
By Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya
There are two kinds of work done on Jain āgamas - editing and translation with notes. Those pieces of work are mentioned in the end of the second chapter of this text. Apart from this, modern Indian and foreign scholars have also done a critical study on āgamas which is presented further in brief.
Posted: 14.12.2018
By Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya
For establishing their own theory, scholars of medieval period, have adopted the method of pūrva pakṣa (opponents doctrines) and uttara pakṣa (own doctrine), in which, opponents arguments were kept as the pūrva pak ṣ a (on left hand) and then refuted them. This tradition was in practice in all the philosophies such as Jain, Buddhist, Vaidika etc. However, in ancient, original texts...
Posted: 13.12.2018
By Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya
After Tattva Mīmānsā in third chapter, Ātma Mīmā ṃ sā in fourth chapter and Karma Mī m ā ṃ sā in fifth chapter, Ācāra Mīmānsā is taken under consideration in sixth chapter. Jainism accepts that - ' pa ḍ hama ṃ ṇ ā ṇ a ṃ tao dayā '- conduct follows the knowledge. It means that conduct is based on knowledge of reality. Metaphysics explains the living and non living entities of the...
Posted: 13.12.2018
By Muni Sumermal
Author has given valuable information on Nine Tatva and some of important points of Jainism in question answer style. One of important book on Jain Metaphyisics. Book in Hindi (PDF)
Posted: 12.12.2018
By Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya
Indian philosophers have pondered over various subjects. Soul, bondage, liberation, rebirth, karma etc. have been important concepts of their speculation. This visible world is in front of us but why does it exist? Why is there so much diversity? The elements that appear as solutions to such questions are not before us. When the cause is not obvious, curiosity regarding it is quite natural. The world as an...
Posted: 11.12.2018
By Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya
In the third chapter, non-living objects are brought into discussion. In the fourth chapter a critical enquiry of soul or conscious substance has been taken as a matter of discussion. The concept of soul is a significant section of philosophy. It is not only the fundamental principle of Jainism but also of Indian philosophy. In the field of philosophy, the invisible and incorporeal substances have always been a...

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