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By Dr. Nalini Joshi
The modern scholars have written many valuable and lengthy accounts of Jaina literature, Jaina logic and Jaina philosophy. They are useful for all types of scholars. In this project which is undertaken by Dr. Mrs. Nalini Joshi (Prof. H.R.Jain Chair, University of Pune) is not one more survey of Jaina literature (Sanskrit and Prakrit) only. It has a ring of originality. She has taken a brief survey of the Jaina...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
This Handbook of Preksha Meditation is a small guideline showing examples of schedules from the system of Preksha Meditation .
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By Chhogmal Choprha
The founder of the Terapanthi Sect of the Swetambar Jains was His Holiness Sree Sree 1008 Sree Sree BHIKHANJI SWAMI, who was born on Ashar Sudi 13, Samvat 1783 (about July 1726 A.D.) in village Kantalya in the Marwar State His father was Balluji Sukhlecha, a high caste Oswal and his mother was Dipa Bai.
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Aatma ka Darshan [Hindi] in Pdf-format
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By Shanti Lal Jain
►Ṇamokāra Mantra►Twenty Four Tīrthankaras►The Religion (Dharma)►The Doctrine of Anekānta and Syādvāda ►The Universe ►Law of Nature►The Spiritual Success►Three Jewels of Jainism►Jaina Religious Practices►Bhagvana Ṛṣabhadeva►Bhaqvana Mahavira►Jaina Dhyan and Meditation ►Path to Liberation: A Prayer►Meri-Bhāvanā
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By Prof. Dr. Lawrence A. Babb
What does it mean to worship beings that one believes are completely indifferent to, and entirely beyond the reach of, any form of worship whatsoever? How would such a relationship with sacred beings affect the religious life of a community? Using these questions as his point of departure, Lawrence A. Babb explores the ritual culture of image-worshipping Svetambar Jains of the western Indian states of Gujarat...
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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...
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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...
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By Yuvacharya Mahaprajna
ACHARYA BHIKSHU A REVOLUTIONARY VISIONARY (DOCTRINE AND PHILOSOPHY) Contents
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By Muni Udit Kumar
Anuvrat Anushasta Yugpradhan Acharya Shri Mahapragya is the only name in this era whose multidimensional personality and enormous contribution for the educational, social and religious cause can never be overemphasised. He has enlightened the whole World by his profound knowledge intuitive insight and wisdom.
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By Sadhvi Vishrut Vibha
by MUKHYA NIYOJIKA SADHVI VISHRUT VIBHA Content
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By Yuvacharya Mahaprajna
Table Of Contents
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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...
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By Surendra Bothra
Since the publication of the first edition of this book, almost two decades ago, a lot has changed in the world around us. Some call it progress and development and some others call it regression and decay. Both may be true from their respective perspectives but there is no denying the fact that violence, complexities, ailments, stress, disparity and discontent have increased in spite of advancements in many...
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By Dr. Sulekh Chand Jain
An Ahimsa Crisis: Conflict or Opportunity - You Decide This book is about ahimsa (non-violence), the nonviolent way of life; it is written as a dialog with my other fellow practitioners of ahimsa; especially Jains. This book is intended for lay readers and discusses how they might practice ahimsa today. It is not about the lifestyles of monks and nuns of the Jain tradition or of any other tradition. The Jain...
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By Sadhvi Vishrut Vibha
According to the Jain tradition, there appear twenty-four Tirthankara in every semi-cycle of time. Lord Rsabha was the first Tirthankara. The period of Rsabha cannot be ascertained in terms of historical calculations. Traditionally, lord Rsabha was the sponsor of the present age & the founder of human culture. His life-sketch has been described in detail in Srimad Bhagavat. He was the first king of the era. He...
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By Sadhvi Vishrut Vibha
The question that comes to our mind is whether meditation comes to our rescue? Can it offer solutions to our problems? The answer is certainly 'YES'. Meditation is the need of the hour whose applicability is not at all limited and influenced by age, caste, gender, profession, religion or any other external factors. It can be practiced by one and all, irrespective of the nature and magnitude of their problems...
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By Sadhvi Vishrut Vibha
In the present age of management expertise, when there is boom of management mantras in the corporate field, would it not be surprising to know that Acharya Bhikshu, who was the founder of the great organization of Terapanth, formulated, nearly two and a half centuries ago, the powerful rules and regulations very much akin to the modern management theories?
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By Dr. Nalini Joshi
This Outline of Prakrit Literature by Dr. Nalini Joshi (Pune University) is an English version of her earlier published book Prākṛta-Sāhityācā-Saṁkṣipta-Itihāsa (Marathi). It provides a brief but authoritative inroduction to the canonical, secular and technical literature available in Prakrit languages and it also refers to Apabhraṁśa literature. The translation was made by Prasad P. Joshi...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
This little publication consists of two learned papers, one authored by Professor Daya Krishna, a modern philosopher thinker of high eminence and the other by Acharya Mahāprajña, a saint philosopher and head of the Terapanth sect of Jainism, credited with an encyclopaedic knowledge on Jainism. Professor Daya Krishna, in his paper, 'How Anekāntika is Anekānta 'appearing in the Journal of Indian Council of...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
The monograph comprises two articles, viz, Anekānta: The Philosophy of Non-absolutism and The Axioms of Non-absolutism, both written by Ācārya Mahāprajña. The articles are written with axiomatical focus and indeed, with an original thinking in which a thorough investigation on Anekant is vividly reflected.
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Reality and Non-reality has been the subject of discussion from ancient times. During the Philosophical era, this matter was discussed deeply and critically. The discussion is still going on. Some philosophers consider reality as eternal and transcendental. Some believe it as transitory. Jain philosophy considers this subject with the perspective of Anekānta. According to it, there is no contradiction between...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Acharya Mahaprajna writes in Hindi (and Sanskrit) with great clarity. His sentences are short and his style direct... he only suggests, he never forces his view. He may assert his belief, but his language is conscious of relativity even in expression. He treads on ideas and counter ideas with the sensitivity of a classic Jaina monk...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna, Arvind Sharma, Brij Kishore Prasad, Dr. Nathmal Tatia, Dr. Satkari Mookerjee, Filita Bharuch, H.M. Bhattacharya, Jagdish Chandra Jain, Jethalal S. Zaveri, K.C. Bhattacharya, M.P. Marathe, Prof. Bhag Chand Jain, Prof. Dr. Adinath Neminath Upadhye, R.C. Pandeya, R.V. Kamat, S.H. Divatia, S.M. Shaha, Shanti Prakash Atreya, Srichand Rampuria, Sukhlal Sanghvi, V. G. Nair, Y.T. Padmarajiah, Z.V. Kothari
Jain literature is very rich, varied and vast. No subject worth the name has been left untouched by the Jain saints, thinkers and scholars. It is really a pity that Jain literature and thought has not been able to generate awareness among the scholars about the different aspects of Jainism. Of course, some scholarly articles have been published in various Journals. As these materials are scattered here and...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Hindi-version of The Mirror Of The Self [English] by Acharya Mahaprajna
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By Dr. Samani Shashi Pragya
Anekānta emphatically states that nothing can be affirmed absolutely as all affirmations are true under certain circumstances, conditions, and limitations. Anekāntavada says: All affirmations are true only in a limited sense and all things possess an infinite number of qualities and each of which can be affirmed only in a particular sense. If this is true of physical objects like a pot or an ornament, one can...
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By Acharya Tulsi
The consciousness of materialism produces attachment. As a householder it is impossible to give up completely a materialistic life. It is essential however to maintain a balance between the spiritual and societal. Spiritual awareness of even a few moments can help to reduce the intensity of attachment towards matter. A non-materialistic attitude is the consciousness of restraint and this consciousness increases...
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Ashtapad Maha Tirth is one of the five major Tirths in the Jain Religion and is thought to be lost. It is supposed to be situated in the tranquil heights of snow clad Himalayas. JCA is actively involved in trying to re-discover the lost Tirth. As per Jain scriptures, the first Tirthankar Bhagwan Rushabhdev had attained nirvana on the Ashtapad Mountain. His son Chakravarti King Bharat had built a palace with...
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By Acharya Tulsi
0 Introduction Bhagwana Mahavira (599 BC - 527 BC) was the propounder of the Jain religion, which is one of the oldest living religions of the world. It is not an offshoot of Hinduism or Buddhism, as has been misinterpreted by some scholars. Acharya Shri Tulsi, the author of the book, being an authority on the subject, has presented an authentic and historical account of Bhagawan Mahavira's life and philosophy...
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By Dr. Mahavir Saran Jain
Bhagwaan Mahaveer Evam Jain Darshan The credit of doing English translation goes to Dr. Pradyumna Shah Singh , Department of Religious Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala (INDIA). The author expresses his gratitude to Dr. Pradyumna Shah Singh for his hard work and devotion in rendering translation. Chapters already translated into English:
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By A.P. Jain
Bhagwan Mahaveer Swami was the last and the twenty fourth Tirthankar of this era in the Jain tradition. He had a highly developed multifaceted personality. He scintillated with the infinitely intense glow of the pure soul. All the virtues and powers of his soul were completely awakened and active. He had infinite power but, at the same he also had infinite compassion. Possessing ultimate powers of the soul, he...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Bhitar ki Aur [Hindi] in Pdf-format
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By Justice T.K. Tukol
Compendium of Jainism Contents
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By Dr. B.K. Khadabadi
Dr. A.N. Upadhye was a great scholar of Prakrit , Jainology and Indology, who flourished with international reputation. Many aspects of his life and accomplishments depicted in this book would certainly inspire research institutes, University Departments and individual scholars of the present and future generations. Dr. B.K. Khadabadi is also an acknowledged scholar in this field and he was also a close and...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
This concise but informative volume outlines and delineates some of the basic teachings of Mahavira as are relevant to the real understanding of economics. Economics is the science of economic prosperity and the limitation of wealth is the science of peace.
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By S.M. Jain
Environmental degradation is the most serious and glaring problem causing a great concern in context of sustainable development, welfare and even very survival of mankind. In this book, the author Shri S.M. Jain, a retired forest officer with his long and varied experience in forestry and environment, has analyzed various aspects and causes of environmental degradation and has also suggested essential practical...
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By S.M. Jain
In his scholarly book, Essence and Substance of Yoga Shri S.M. Jain has endeavoured to describe in brief the main ancient and new popular systems and sects of yoga and quoted extensively from canonical scriptures.
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By Manubhai Doshi
Search for happiness • Know thyself • Samyaktva, the basis of Jainism • Ashtakarma, eight types of Karma • Theory of Karma and cycle of rebirth • Questions and answers about the theory of Karma • Shaddravya, the six substances • Nav Tattva: Jiva and Ajiva • Punya and Paap • Asrava and Bandha • Samvar and Nirjara • Other factors conducive to Nirjara • Nav Tattva Liberation • Ladder of...
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By Acharya Nityanand Suri
Chitra Katha, Comic Book A Mahavir Seva Trust Presentation Ganadhar Indrabhuti Gautam has the same position of importance in Jain tradition that Ganesh, the eliminator of hurdles, has in the Vedic tradition. The name of Ganadhar Gautam is chanted as an auspicious mantra. He is idolized as the eliminator of hurdles and the bestower of wisdom. Ganadhar Indrabhuti Gautam was the first and the principal disciple qf...
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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...
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By Dr. Vidhyasagar Singh, Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
Intensive Commentary on Knowledge Concept (w.r.t. Eastern and Western Philosophy). In this book Commentary is written on knowledge concept defined in Eastern and Western Philosophies. Knowledge obtained from wisdom is considered undoubtful and true. Wisdom is essence of person’s mental life.
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
The relation entailed in the expression 'I and my mind' throws up many ideas.
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By Yuvacharya Mahashraman
1. Amity 2. Liberation from passions is true liberation 3. Change of direction 4. Effect of wealth 5. Fate and diligence 6. Death: The greatest leveler 7. Generosity 8. The world is as you see it 9. Equanimity 10. A moral way of life 11. Desire 12. Knowledge is the third eye 13. Intelligent skill 14. The empire of greed 15. Arrogance intoxicates 16. Religion and sect 17. Solitude 18. Truthfulness 19...
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By Dr. Rudi Jansma, Dr. Sneh Rani Jain
►Who are the Jains ►History and Tirthamkaras ►Ahimsa ►Karma ►Millenia before Darwin ►Cosmos ►Yoga & Meditation ►Seeing a holy life in practice ►The fourteen-fold path to freedom ►Art & Archeology The Jains are a small group of people who have hardly spread outside the borders of India. Outside India, few have even heard of them, even in circles of western intellectuals and "New Age" people...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
This is an English translation of Late Acharya Mahapragya's valuable book "Amantrana Arogya ko" every one desires to be healthy both mentally and physically. Then only one can be happy and contented.
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By Jethalal S. Zaveri, Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
Jainism which is one of the most important branches of Indian Philosophy deals with diverse subjects such as metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, logic, physics, biology, mathematics etc. The learned authors of this treatise on Jain Biology have presented some doctrines of biology described in the Jain scriptures (Agama) as well as some important aspects of modern biology and made a comparative study. By...
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By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
A Serial of 4 Articles ► Omniscient Lord Mahavira with his spiritual powers saw the reality in its true form and described it for the benefit of others. He did not need any medium and had the direct perception of all objects as small as a paramanu. The secrets of life revealed to him, he observed the subtle realities and explained the system of bodies both visible and invisible and propounded the Doctrine of...
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By Acharya Hasti Mala
English Version in 4 Volumes Vol.1: Fordmaker (Tirthamkaras)
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By Acharya Hasti Mala
Jain Legend: Jain Dharma ka Maulika Itihasa (2) Contents
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By Acharya Hasti Mala
English Version in 4 Volumes. Vol.3: General knowers' of prior canons (samanya purvadhars)
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By Acharya Hasti Mala
English Version in 4 Volumes. Vol.4: General knowers' of scriptures (Samanya Srutadhara)
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By Dr. Mahavir Raj Gelra
Present book is written with a basic conviction that Acharya Mahapragya is a Super Intelligent human whose discourses and writings are based on the knowledge imparted by Lord Mahavira who was a Super Human Intelligence. Acharys Mahapregya is a living encyclopaedia of Jain teachings. In addition, he holds command on Ancient Indian Philosophy, Modern Psychology and contemporary Scientific Principles. He has...
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By Samani Chaitya Pragya
In the field of philosophical investigation and Cognitive Psychology, knowledge of knowledge, knowledge about knowledge, knower of knowledge, process of knowledge and such other questions are eternal but never answered satisfactorily. Various theories have been speculated but no theory is found complete and self-satisfactory. Jain theory of knowledge is very ancient as well as of wide discipline . Jain...
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Who is a Good Kid? One who who afraid from sin. One who avoid bad company. One who follows good behavior. One who always speak truth. One who never say bad words. One who never hide his mistake. One who never try to cheat others. One who awake early in the morning. One who complete his work on time. One who is humble towards his parents & teachers. One who always remain neat & clean.
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By Samani Bhavit Pragya
The book is a collection of lectures by Samani Bhavit Pragya. The readers themselves will experience its utility for the general knowledge and introduction to Prekshadhyan, Jain-philosophy, Religious life, Yogasana and Pranayama...
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By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
The Doctrine of Karma deals with the laws of nature that govern the lives of all organisms. All religions and philosophical schools of thoughts in India who believe in rebirth have pronounced this as the fundamental principle that connects our past, present and future. Though all schools offer some explanation how this happens, the Jaina approach to this doctrine is unique as it is based on scientific...
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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,...
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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...
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We are happy being able to present the book Jainism And The Temples Of Mount Abu And Ranakpur by Dix, Clermont & Surana with the kind permission of the publisher and the authors in considerable parts. Enjoy.
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By Dr. Paul Marett
Jainism is one of the world's oldest religions. Much of its early history is not known, or has come down to us in a form in which historical fact is difficult to distinguish from miraculous stories. However we do know that this ancient religion was passed on to us through the high spiritual genius of one of the greatest religious teachers of all time, Mahavira.
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By Bal Patil, Prof Dr. Colette Caillat, Prof. Dr. Adinath Neminath Upadhye
This book is an authentic introduction to Jainism and a welcome contribution to the Jaina literature. The first essay, an English translation of Colette Caillat’s French work Le Jinisme by Bal Patil, gives a compact history of Jainism in relation to the ruling dynasties of the time. The Jain doctrine has been summarized by the author in modern terms giving Jain technical terms in brackets.
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By Prof. Dr. Narendra Bhandari
Jainism is based on the five pillars of Ātmavād, Anekāntavād, Karmavād, Kriyāvād and Lokavād. Of these, Anekāntavād (true nature of things) and Lokavād (cosmology) come well within the purview of science and therefore Jainism is considered to have scientific foundation. Jainism thus considers matter and universe as real and not illusory, as some other faiths claim. This book is an attempt to identify...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Jeev-Ajeev [Hindi] in Pdf-format
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Education philosophers, whatever their Persuasions and approaches are, all agreed that the main aim of education is the all-round development - mental, physical, moral - of the learner. In actual practice, if not in theory, it is seen that one vital aspect, the attitudinal, or the emotional is usually ignored, in a world full of acute stress and tension, education must, along with other things, be a means of...
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By Dr. Indu Tiwari, Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
Social Welfare Philosophy of Kabir and Acharya Mahapragya. The real base of society is social behavior among their habitats. The feeling of everyone’s welfare is reflected in Social welfare Philosophy. Saint Kabir and Acharya Mahapragya both advocate equal rights to all groups of society for its upliftment.
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By Hermann Kuhn
KARMA - THE MECHANISM is the first practicable translation of the ancient manuscript 'Tattvarthasutra'. There is nothing mystic about karma! Karma is a simple mechanism of daily life we all are unaware of, but which nevertheless influences us strongly. Once we know how karma works, it opens new ways of action and success and an entirely new meaning to our existence. "The hook offers us freedom from guilt, which...
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By Acharya Mahashraman
In this book Acharya Mahashraman shows through twelve guiding principles how it is possible to live as an ascetic even within the confines of a worldly life.
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
The question of health is related to life. It is not the question that concerns any particular community or sect. For Lord Mahavira, the soul was of the highest importance while the body was of secondary importance. The body which created obstacle in the upliftment of the soul is worthless. The chetana or consciousness which rounds the ahimsa from the beginning till the end can attribute value to that health...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Main Hoon Apne Bhagya ka Nirmata [Hindi] in Pdf-format
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Main Kuch Hona Chahta Hun [Hindi] in Pdf-format
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By Dr. Shuchita Jain
Jainism ordains that all plant forms along with even soils (including minerals, water, air, energy (fire) are life forms and should be treated as one’s own self and any form of cruelty or pain should not be inflicted. In Ayar Suttam, the most important canonical Jain scripture, there is very sensitive description of injury to plant and its parts equating it with same as injury to human body and any of its...
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By Dr. Paul Marett
Sometimes, one is searching for a specific book, and sometimes a book is finding a specific person. Perhaps, some among us had the chance to experience this. Mostly, the speciality of circumstances, resulting in such an experience, is not totally in our awareness; we realise them only afterwards.
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By Jethalal S. Zaveri, Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
Where did the universe come from and where is it going? Did it have a beginning? How and why did it begin? What happened before that? Will it come to an end, or not? Did anybody create the universe? Is it static and unchanging or dynamic and mutable? These and many other questions regarding space, time, animate and inanimate orders of existence have been before mankind ever since man became capable of thinking...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
For thousands of years the human mind has been a controversial subject and it is likely to be so in the future also for those who try to control it. However, the mind ceases to be a problem for those who are capable of entering into the self. Those given to spiritual sadhana view the mind and its problems in a different light. For them the mind is only an instrument. There is no use quarrelling with the...
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By Muni Jinesh Kumar
The dream of Gurudev Shri Tulsi was that our young generation should become well mannered. The dream has been given way by Acharya Shri Mahapragya ji & Yuvacharya Shri Mahashraman ji. Namaskar Mahamantra is Treasure of infinite powers. This book is prepared for children. The book is being published in Hindi & English together. It contains brief information on Namaskar Mahamantra. Specially prepared for children...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna, Acharya Padma Sagar Suri, Dr. Acharya Shivmuni, Prakash Sancheti
The great musicians like Tansen and Baijubavra had demonstrated before the Moghul Empire the miraculous effects of sound energy by bringing down rains and lighting lamps while they rendered the melodies. The ritual incantation of this Maha Mantra liberates tremendous energy which can unravel the Karma bondage of the Soul and make it shine in all its glory. This energy can also convert the wicked into the...
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By Jethalal S. Zaveri, Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
There is a timeless chasm existing between religion I philosophy and science. This has prevented each of them to be benefited by mutual interaction. The book is an humble attempt to bridge the chasm. According to Jainism , one of the oldest living religions and philosophies, karma is a psychophysical force of cyclic nature, i.e., it is the fruition of the past karma, which causes bondage of new karma...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Economic development and surfeit of consumer goods cannot reduce violence and crime. On the contrary, they can be instrumental in increasing them. The future of humanity lies in a balanced development of labour, wealth and self-restraint. Labour and wealth represent the basic aspects of life. On the other hand, self-restraint represents life's spiritual aspect. A mentally steady life is impossible to conceive...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
The search for spiritual non-violence is not possible through scientific instruments or history or even genetics. One has to investigate one's soul in order to know one's identity, one's true self. It will reveal to the investigator all those dispositions within him that encourage violence, he will then try to find out whether those dispositions can be neutralized. Such an analysis of the inner self is a...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna, Alexander F. Skutch, Amal D.Dhru, Bhupesh Chandra, D. C. Ahir, Dave Dellinger, Devdutt, Diwakar R.R., Doris A. Hunter, Dr. Bachh Raj Dugar, Dr. S. L. Gandhi, Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya, Frank Jerome D., Husain Eajaz, J.K. Mehta, Joseph Kuttiancial, Krishna Mallick, L.M. Bhole, Michael Warren Johnson, N. Satyanarayana, Nalin K.Shastree, Nirmal Kumar Bose, Prof. Dr. Kamal Chand Sogani, Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar, S.K. Kunalan, S.M. Tewari, Sharma J. N., Stella Maris, Sushma Virendra, Swami Tathagatananda, Theodor Ebert
"Nonviolence, relative Economics and A New Social Order" is an effort to explore various possibilities which can contribute to developing a consensus for practicing nonviolence in different fields of life and will go a long way in fulfilling the dream of peaceful world-order founded on the strong pillars of Ahimsa, Anekanta and Aparigraha. Nonviolence, Relative Economics and New Social Order, has now come to...
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By Acharya Tulsi
Pancham Sutram is an important contribution of Acharya Tulsi in the modern world. Present generation is craving for the freedom or liberation. The disobedience towards bondage or dependence is at highest peak, which might not have been earlier. Present generation has such an extreme reaction that he is not enthusiastic but eager for not accepting the set of arrangement. Few question arises with regard to this...
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By Swami Vivekananda
ऩातञ्जरमोगसत्राणिू PATANJALI YOGA SUTRAS Sanskrit text with Translation and Commentary Contents:
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
The search for origin of 'Bhāratīya Vidyā' , ancient India's tradition of knowledge and learning, takes one to the age, which is much earlier than the period, believed by some scholars as the dividing line between Pre- Āryan and Post- Āryan periods of Indian history. However, when we look at the literature and the other sources of history of the Post- Āryan period, it can be placed into two...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
In publishing this book, it is hoped to bring to the reader, in simple language, some of the truths, already known to the ancient philosopher, and not known to modern science. What is Preksa Dhyana? Preksa-dhyana is a technique of meditation for attitudinal change, behavioural modification and integrated development of personality. It is based on the wisdom of ancient philosophy and has been formulated in terms...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
In publishing this booklet, it is hoped to bring to the reader, in simple language, some of the truths, already known to the ancient philosophies, and now known to modern science. Age of Tension What is Preksha-dhyana Benefits of Preksha-dhyana No Theological Dogma Review of Results
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
The objective of meditation is not to acquire physical good­ness alone, but to acquire total psychical goodness by eradicating all evil from one's thoughts, speech and action. It is a "process of remedying inner incompleteness and reducing inner discord" as aptly stated by William James.
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By Jethalal S. Zaveri
For a practitioner of Preksha-dhyana, it is necessary to know the functions and characteristic activities of the human body and the roles played by them in health as well as diseases. This book provides an adequate understanding of the subject in an easy-to-read non-technical text. For convenience, it is divided into two parts. In the first part, an attempt has been made to provide a foundation of basic...
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By Jethalal S. Zaveri
In the previous part, we have already dealt with the structures and the functions of the important systems of the body. In this part we shall mainly deal with the conditions of the human body, both in health and in disease. Modern life-style has created a revolution in our way of life, dramatically increasing mobility and bringing with them a host of new problems affecting the health sciences. The clothes we...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Our series on "Science of Living" includes tracts on various facets of prekṣā dhyāna. In the present one, the reader will find an elaborate discussion on "Śarīra-prekṣā" (perception of body). One could never reach the spiritual self without properly under­standing the significance of the subtle vital energy flowing in the body, or the mysteries necessary first to become acquainted with the body as a...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Our series on "Science of Living" includes tracts on various facets of prekṣā dhyāna. In the present one, the reader will find an elaborate discussion on śvāsa- prekṣā (perception of breathing). It goes without saying that breathing and vital energy (prāna) are the prime factors of our life, and hence the first step to unlock the latent ener­gies within us would be to develop the prāna through...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Our series on "Science of Living" includes tracts on various facets of preksā-dhyāna. In this booklet perception of psychic centres is discussed in details. Every man wishes to develop his personality and become a good man. But the question is - What is the process by which one can develop an integrated personality? The answer is - perception of psychic centres. It is a process of harmonizing one's endocrine...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Our series of "Science of Living" includes tracts on various facets of preksā-dhyāna. In this booklet, perception of psychic colours (leśyā-dhyāna) As discussed in details. In the previous booklet, we have discussed the technique of'percep­tion of psychic centres' (chaitanya-kendra-preksā). We have already seen that perception of psychic centres is a process of harmonizing one's endocrine system and...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
In this booklet, we have extensive discussion regarding Kāyotsarg i.e. total relaxation of the body accompanied by full awareness of the real self. What is relaxation? How does it differ from meditation? Can relaxation become medi­tation? What is the raison d'etre of relaxation? What bene­fits could be derived from relaxation? It is necessary to know the answers to these questions both with a scientific and...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
In publishing this booklet, it is hoped to bring to the reader, in simple language, some of the truths, already known to the ancient philosophies, and now known to modern science. Age of Tension In this age of techonology, industrialisation and over-urbanisation, we are constantly subjected to tremendous stresses and tensions. These, in turn, produce psychosomatic diseases like hypertension, insommia and...
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By Muni Kishan Lal
The present book "Yogic Kriyayen" (Yogic Physical Exercises) by Muni Kishan Lai gives an easy method which can be followed by everybody, even the novice who has had no experience of this discipline. These exercises are an integral part of Yoga. Preksha Meditation, propounded by Acharya Shri Mahaprajna, is a very comprehensive system that gives an important place to the Yogic exercises. Muni Kishan Lalji has had...
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By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
Peace! Peace!! Peace!!! Everyone is in search of peace. In the individual and family life as well as social and international relations, peace is the ultimate goal. In Indian philosophy, the ultimate aim of soul is moksa (emancipation) or nirvana. Another word for this is shanti (peace). That is, the ultimate aim of soul is Peace. Peace, therefore, is undoubtedly the highest good and the total good. Mental...
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By Prof. J.P.N. Mishra
Professor J.P.N. Mishra , a senior faculty from the Department of Science of Living , Preksha Meditation and Yoga has got a UGC Research Award Major Project to undertake a scientific study on the efficacy of a Preksha Meditation practice module, comprised of Health Rejuvenating Exercises , selected Asanas , Kayotsarga , Deergha Swas Preksha and Chaitanya Kendra Preksha on various components of Nervous System,...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
There is a profound relationship between an individual and society, like that between a drop and a ocean. The drop and the ocean like the individual and the world cannot be separated and therefore they cannot be viewed in isolation. Two Sanskrit words Pind and Brahmand are very well known. Whatever is in the embryo is in the universe and whatever is in the universe is in the embryo. According to the philosophy...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Prekshadhyan - Darshan Aur Prayog [Hindi] in Pdf-format
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By S.M. Jain
According to Shri S.M. Jain, Pristine Jainism which emphasised rational activity and good conduct as preached and practised by liberated souls, the Arhats, is now overwhelmed by rituals and ostentatious display of wealth in the name of and on the pretext of Bhakti. He argues that the precepts of Jainism are simple and are based on scientific principles of cause and effect and on an understanding of the chain of...
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By Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam is the religious text created in 1974 by a committee consisting of representatives of each of the major sects of Jainism to reconcile the teachings of the sects. After a gap of about nearly two thousand years following composition of Tattvartha Sutra by Acharya Umasvati this was the first text to be recognized by all Jain sects.
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By Jethalal S. Zaveri, Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
Acharya Shri Kunda Kunda 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 - self-contained, self-determining, self-sufficient pure and perfect super self. The soul is the sole determinant of its own pure psychic status. The soul never loses its soulhood. In a living...
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By Dr. Nalini Joshi
Collection of papers on Sutrakritanga, edited by D. Nalini Joshi (Pune University).
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By Dr. Mahavir Raj Gelra
Jain canonical literature contains many universal laws. They have been scantily studied. A few scholars have made some efforts, in this direction, but they are not notable. Dr. Gelra's attempt to fill this void is truly commendable.
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By Dr. Samani Chaitanya Pragya
The influence of science is all encompassing affecting our thoughts as well as actions. The old is no longer gold; it is the new that fascinates. It is becoming out of fashion to study the ancient scriptures and fathom their depths by self-experience. In order to overcome this apathy it is now being realized that spiritual truths contained in the ancient literature (scriptures) have to be studied and...
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By Prof. Dr. Nagarajaiah Hampana
In the recent decades Jaina Studies has become one of the most exciting and rapidly expanding fields in Asian Studies. An in depth study of Jaina Art, Architecture, Culture, Literature and Philosophy is picking up in India and abroad. Modern scholars have come to know that Jainism has its own ancient canons and rich heritage reflecting Jaina way of life. The present collection of speeches on varied aspects...
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By Aidan Rankin, Dr. Atul Keshavji Shah
►Social cohesion is an issue at the top of the political agenda in Britain today, but there is a shortage of new ideas and thinking. This paper provides a fresh approach, drawing from the Jain tradition - an ancient but continuously evolving culture founded on the idea of co-operation through Ahimsa (reverence for all living beings). For the Jains, all life is interconnected. The principles of anekant...
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By Assistant Prof. Asutosh Pradhan
The spirit of social work is eternal but its form is ephemeral. The relevance of the spirit is given but that of the form is gained. The formal relevance is contrived and sustained through the alteration of form in consonance with the prevailing ethos of the age. Professional Social Work (PSW) is a progeny of modernism and as modernism is facing multi-faceted onslaughts, PSW too is receiving blows and buffets...
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By Prof. Dr. Nagarajaiah Hampana
Sarasvatī, embodiment of knowledge, music and art, is entrenched in Indian psyche, irrespective of religious affiliation. Her images are enshrined in hundreds of temples. She figures in the Vedas, Upanishads, Mahābhārata and Indian literature. Sarasvatī enjoys an unique place in Jaina tradition also where she is more popular as Srutadevatā, 'the canon goddess'. She is the concrete and deified form of the...
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By Dr. Andrea Luithle-Hardenberg, Dr. Arvind Kumar Singh, Dr. C.S. Vasudevan, Dr. Choodamani Nandagopal, Dr. Eva De Clercq, Dr. Geeta Mehta, Dr. Iravatham Mahadevan, Dr. Jérôme Petit, Dr. Kokila Shah, Dr. Mahavir Raj Gelra, Dr. Nalini Joshi, Dr. Navneet Kumar Jain, Dr. Peter Flügel, Dr. Shanti Swaroop Sinha, Dr. phil. Gabriele R. Helmer, Eva-Maria Glasbrenner, K.M. Suresh, Manish Modi, Prof. Dr. A. Ekambaranathan, Prof. Dr. Adelheid Mette, Prof. Dr. Aloka Parasher-Sen, Prof. Dr. D.N. Bhargava, Prof. Dr. Johannes Bronkhorst, Prof. Dr. John Cort, Prof. Dr. Kamal Chand Sogani, Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn, Prof. Dr. Maruti Nandan P. Tiwari, Prof. Dr. Nalini Balbir, Prof. Dr. Phyllis Granoff, Prof. Dr. Rajaram Jain, Prof. Dr. Ramprakash Poddar, Prof. Dr. Shrinivas Ritti, Prof. Dr. Willem Bollée, Prof. Sagarmal Jain
SVASTI - Essays in Honour of Prof. Hampa Nagarajaiah for his 75th birthday 2010. Edited by Prof.Dr. Nalini Balbir.
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Tab Hota Hai Dhyan Ka Janma in Pdf-format Acharya Mahapragya discusses contemplation in detail.
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By Acharya Umasvati
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...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
On the occasion of "Maryada Mahotsava-2010', Acharya Shri Mahapragya had a long stay at Sridungargarh. Programme of the Maryada concluded blissfully and with dignity on February 07,2010 (the day one of Phalgun Krishna). As usual, after having my breakfast, I was in auspicious presence of Acharya Shri. A lot of Samanis were already present. With great compassion, his holiness Acharya Pravar advised "today you...
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By Gurudev Chitrabhanu
Friends. Without the seed of divinity within us, no human being would exist. Because of the divinity within us, we move, think, love, give and receive. Do not be misled by what you see in the world around you, the passing show with its violence, commercialism, greed for possessions, and lust for power. We are incarnations of the Life Energy of the Cosmos, evolving as we, here and now, transform ourselves. For...
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By Dr. Thomas Daffern
This declaration has arisen out the conference of January 2014, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, hosted by the Anuvrat Vishva Bharati (Anuvibha) Jain organisation, in which eminent educators and peace activists from across the world, and from India, were invited to come together and discuss models for a peaceful, nonviolent and sustainable world society. After several days of discussion, the following Declaration...
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By Shivani Bothra
DEDICATION I dedicate the thesis to the founder of the Anuvrat Movement, the late Acharya Tulsi of the Jain Svetambar Terapanth tradition on his birth centenary. Contents:
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
The present book is devoted to a detailed discussion of the following three topics: ►The Art of Thinking. ►Principles Governing a Change of Heart.►Freedom from Fear. Constructive thinking helps in bettering social and human relations and the path of development and progress is cleared thereby. Negative feelings create bitterness in social and human relations, thus obstructing the path of progress.
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By Shrimat Vijyasandsuri
The Chicago-Prashnottar or Questions and Answers on Jainism for the Parliament of Religions Held at Chicago U.S.A. in 1893. by Late Mahamusi Shrimat Vijyasandsuri Translated & Published by Shri Atmanand Jain Pustak Pracharak Mandal, Roshan Mohalla, Agra. First Edition (500 copies) Printed by Pt. Khayali Ram Manager, Damodar Printing Works, Agra Table of Content
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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...
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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...
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By Gurudev Chitrabhanu
May the sacred stream of amity flow forever in my heart; May the universe prosper, such is my cherished desire.
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
It is fascinating to observe how Sri Acharya Mahaprajna's most thought-provoking and breath-lakingly lucid books come into being. At the appointed hour, a lean tall man with a calm, smiling face enters the hall where the shivrarthis are gathered to practise dhyana. After initiating them into the precise mode and conduct of the day's meditation, he takes up a pad and jots down a few points - an outline of the...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
It takes a long time for the seed to grow into a tree. If it did not sprout, we will be deprived of the benefits we receive from the tree. We get flowers, leaves, fruits, shade and fuel only when the seed has sprouted and grown into a tree. Consciousness also has to perform a long journey before it can attain its highest development. If it remained dormant, we shall not be able to receive from it that which we...
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By Dr. Nalini Joshi, Prof. Dr. K.V. Apte, Prof. Dr. N.V. Vaidya
Jñātādharmakathā (Nāyādhammakahāo) contains in its first chapter an important episode of the life of a legendary personality 'Meghakumāra', a contemporary of Lord Mahāvīra. Narrative of Meghakumāra is full of detailed descriptions of cities, gardens, places, seasons as well as the intricacies imbibed in human nature. Almost half of the story contains the description of the previous birth of Megha in...
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By Padmanabh S. Jaini
9 chapters The religious experience of one who follows the Jaina tradition cannot be properly understood without first grasping the theory of "existents" developed by that tradition. Not being a theist, the Jaina is unable to support himself through faith in "divine grace"; he is forced to rely a great deal on his own initiative and effort, both for his worldly requirements and for this salvation.
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By Clare Rosenfield
May this book help you to realize what you are and to become one with your deepest quest. May your life pulsate and vibrate with the living echo of your pure conscious energy... Namaste to all - I bow to the light in all Brahmi (Clare Rosenfield)
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By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
The root of the article is the drive towards completeness; the drive to study "a subject in toto and from all aspects," as we would say. This is a question of theory. We have impressive literature on our subject (women), but we have no survey of all its constituent parts. Starting from our title ("Predicament...") two movements are possible and necessary. On the one hand internal systematization: the relevant...
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By Gurudev Chitrabhanu
Meditations on the Seven Energy Centers advances his meditation instructions, dealing with each of the seven centers of energy corresponding to seven levels of aware-ness from which we can begin to discern our true nature. Practical meditation techniques for each center: Muldhara, Swadhisthana, Manipura, Anhana, Vishuddh, Ajna and Sahasrara, are described in simple steps. Each of the first seven chapters deals...
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By Acharya Tulsi
The Quest for the Royal Road Contents
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
So far, all quests for truth have remained quests for the methods to get to truth. No goal can be accessed without first identifying the method with which to do so. Truth is a goal, knowledge, the method. In this book I have tried to evaluate some problems on the anvil of anekanta. This holistic perspective is a significant tool for problem solving. The need is to understand the efficacy of this tool...
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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...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Rakesh Kumar Jain works as a Project Manager in a multinational company. “Thus Spoke Mahapragya - Vol.1” is his first book translated from Hindi to English, a tribute to Acharya Mahapragyaji with the intention to spread his teachings and thought processes to a wider audience across the globe.
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By Shrimad Yashovijayji Upadhyay
The life and missions of Bhagawan Shri Mahavira has been of boundless inspiration to thousands and millions of people all these years. The whole life span of Bhagawan Shri Mahavira has been full of significant events which led to Nirvana. It is this great spirit of thought and action, full of benevolence and compassion, that had to be captured and transformed in a book form; a captivating panorama etched out...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Man has three weaknesses - cruelty, inequality, intolerance. There are three ways to rectify these - compassion, equality, control of strong emotions. In other words: Let cruelty die and compassion awake! Let inequality give way to equality! Let frenzy cease and tolerance flower! That is the theme of Towards Inner Harmony. Being leads to becoming and meditation is the only means there to.
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Mahavira proclaimed a profound truth for all times to come when he said: “One who neglects or disregards the existence of earth, air, fire, water and vegetation disregards his own existence which is entwined with them”. Jain cosmology recognizes the fundamental natural phenomenon of symbiosis of mutual dependence, which forms the basis of the modern-day science of ecology. It is relevant to recall that the...
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By Acharya Tulsi
The talk of preksha dhyana is somewhat new. There are many questions in the public mind about it. How did it originate and why? What values do you wish to establish through it in society? Is this also an extensive movement like Anuvrat?
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Life is a great book. Many commentaries have been written on the truth of life in the past and continue to be written. And it is expected that this process will go on. The gross body, which is the visible part, is one aspect of life. This is a conglomeration of skin, flesh and bones. The other aspect of life is awareness, which is a part of ultimate reality. We are more concerned and attached with our gross...
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By Sadhvi Vishrut Vibha
A story is an easy and simple way of reaching into the depths of philosophy and ethics. Jain Aagams are divided into four parts, one of which is the Dharmakathanuyog. This signifies the importance of stories. Sadhvi Vishrut Vibha has translated some stories from the Uttaradhyayana, Gyatadharmakatha and other scriptures, into English. This book is a collection of those stories. I am certain, it will be useful to...
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By Gurudev Chitrabhanu
Book Description Drawing on forty eight years of experience in meditation, Gurudev Shree Chitrabhanu brings to life ancient reflections on reality known as bhavanas. Originally taught only to the aspirants in India, Gurudev now offers them to all who seek to touch the permanent reality of their life behind the ever-changing elements of existence. Each chapter presents different facets of reality, which reveal...
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By Ganadhar Sudharma Swami
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 of the oldest and from an orthodox point of view it contains the...
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By Dr. M.B. Modi
Mahavir is world's first scientist who synthesized the science into religion and spirituality. Mahavir in 560 BC and Einstein in 1905 AD, both, tried to understand the scientific principle of God. Both believed that the information on the structure of the universe and God exists in the vast infinite space. They independently accessed the same information and discovered the existence of universal consciousness...
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By Jinaprabha Suri
"Guide to Various Pilgrimage Places" A medieval description of various holy places including legends and topographic details, composed by the Kharatara monk Jinaprabhasuri. Written in Sanskrit & Prakrit with Edition notes in Hindi.
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By Dr. Noel Q. King
When one tries, however badly and haltingly, to explain this Jaina faith and way of life to a western audience, again and again good people will exclaim: " Why have we not been told of this before?" "What a neat religion, how can I learn more? " Actually much has already been told, but until recently only a very few have been in a position of life and heart to respond. The World's Parliament of Religion of 1893...
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By Acharya Mahaprajna
Preksha Dhyan is a practice that can lend momentum to the progress towards spirituality. This has been proven with practice. In other words there is no need for any verification. The need is only to understand it in a holistic manner. Why should one meditate? I have written elaborately on this in my book called Sambodhi. A few verses from it would be in place here... This book is a compilation of ten lectures...
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By John Davis
World Veganism - past, present, and future. A collection of blogs by John Davis. 2010-12.