Posted: 21.08.2017
By Acharya Umasvami
That Which Is Tattvartha Sutra (also known as Tattvarth-adhigama-sutra or Moksh-Shastra) is a Jaina text written by Acharya Umaswati (Acharya Umasvami). It was an attempt to bring together the different elements of the Jain Path, epistemological, metaphysical, cosmological, ethical and practical, otherwise unorganized around the scriptures in an unsystematic format. It is the first Jain text in sutra...
Posted: 06.09.2015
 
Sanskrit: Prakrit: Uttarādhyayana Sūtra Uttarajjhayaṇasutta one of the most important sacred text of the Jainas, is the first of four Mūla Sutras of the Śvetambara canon. It is divided into 36 chapters and written in Ardhamāgadhi Prākṛt. Each chapter treats different aspects of Jaina doctrine and discipline and is composed like a sermon. Of all the bequeathed sources the Uttarādhyayana Sūtra is one...
Posted: 14.07.2015
 
The Seven Facets of Reality Saptabhangi-tarangini is a rare and important treatise of Jaina philosophy from the pen of prominent scholar pandit Vimaladasa. It is written in Sanskrit prose. Acharya Samanta-bhadra pronounced the Jaina theory regarding Existence, Knowledge and Expression. The same has been expanded and explained in detail by Acharya Akalanka and Acharya Vidyananda. Saptabhangi-tarangini is an...
Posted: 08.05.2015
 
The text is a much studied short summary of the fundamentals of Jaina cosmography and geography, commonly known as the Sangrahaninirayana, Laghusangrahani, Sangrahaniratna or Trailokyadipika, the Illuminating Gloss on the Tripartite World. The diagrams explain why the duplicate sun and moon orbiting the central mountain Merle according to Jaina cosmographers, are never observed simultaneously. Sricandra...
Posted: 06.05.2015
 
MS in Jain prakrit on paper, Western India, ca. 1500, 105 ff. (complete), 13x31 cm, single column, (10x26 cm), 15 lines in Devanagari book script, 2 miniatures in gold, red and lapiz lazuli. The Suryaprajnaptisutra, an astronomical work dating to the 3rd or 4th c. BC, constitutes on of the classics of the Jain Svetambara sect and gives information on the sun, moon and planets and their motions. As in this MS,...
Posted: 13.01.2011
 
Vividha Tīrthakalpa "Guide to Various Pilgrimage Places" Text in Sanskrit and Prakrit, Edition notes in Hindi. As the name of this book indicates, this unique work is compiled in the form of a directory of famous Jain pilgrimage centres of that period. The author of this 13th century work was Āchārya Jinaprabh Sūri, a prominent scholar and influential Āchārya. He was highly esteemed by the then rulers of...
Posted: 01.09.2010
 
About Acharanga Bhasyam Āgamas are the most ancient works in Jaina-literature. We find two versions of Āgamas in Samavāyāṅga - Dvādaśāṅga (Gaṇipiṭaka) and Caturdaśa Pūrva. In the Nandῑ Sūtra we get two divisions of Āgamas - (i) Aṅgapraviṣṭa and (ii) Aṅgabāhya. All references about the course of studies for the Jaina monks and nuns, which are found in Āgama-literature, are related...
Posted: 27.04.2010
 
Samayasara - by Acharya Kundakunda Original Text, Romanization, English Translation and Annotations (with scientific interpretation) by Jethalal S. Zaveri & Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar About: Acharya Kundakunda needs no introduction. He graced the country with his divine presence in the first century b.c. His great book SAMAYASARA has 400 odd verses. Nothing surpasses the excellence of Samayasara -...

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