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Adarsha Sadhu
An Ideal Monk


  • Date Published: January 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107623866

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  • First published in 1934, as the second edition of a 1922 original, this book presents a biographical study of the life and work of the renowned Jain monk Vijaya Dharma Suri. The text can be regarded as an important contribution to the literature surrounding Jainism, providing an insight into the life of one who 'held a position of great distinction and influence among the Jain community'. Also containing illustrative figures, this book will be of value to anyone with an interest in perspectives on Jainism and Indian religion.

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    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107623866
    • length: 206 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.27kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory
    2. General considerations I
    3. General considerations II
    4. Birth and early years
    5. Renunciation
    6. Preparation for a great mission
    7. Commencement of a triumphal tour
    8. The Yashovijaya Jaina Pathashala at Benares
    9. The monk at the court of the Maharaja of Benares
    10. The Sanatana Dharma Mahasabha at Allahabad
    11. Pilgrimage to the Jaina Tirthas of Bihar
    12. Mission in Bengal
    13. Consecration of monks
    14. Shastravisharada Jainacharya
    15. Success and its secret
    16. The Jain Acharya and western scholars
    17. The acharya in the capital of the western presidency
    18. Jainism, ancient and modern. Revival of Jain learning and culture - the end and the means
    19. Dr Sylvain Lèvi and the Jain monk
    20. Last days
    21. Retrospect
    22. Funeral
    23. Appreciation and judgment of friends
    24. Memorial at Shivpuri
    25. The Vira-Tattva-Prakashaka Mandala
    26. The life of the monk and its lessons
    27. Vijaya Dharma Suri as a monk, a scholar and a preacher
    28. Literary activity of the monk and its results
    29. The man and his message
    30. The inner life of the sage
    31. Quest and conquest
    32. Conclusion - an ideal monk.

  • Author

    A. J. Sunavala

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