First published in 1940, as the second edition of a 1916 original, this book was written to provide an accessible English introduction to Jainism, incorporating discussion of its underlying philosophy and terminology. Written by a member of the Jain community, the text gives an insider's perspective on the religion, allowing for an intimate treatment of its various aspects, whilst also maintaining a non-doctrinaire approach. The author wrote the book in collaboration with the Jain Literature Society, who took responsibility for additional editorial work. A bibliography is also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in perspectives on Jainism and Indian religion.
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- Date Published: June 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107615670
- length: 200 pages
- dimensions: 203 x 127 x 12 mm
- weight: 0.22kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Preliminary note F. W. Thomas
Introduction and history
Part I. Outlines:
Part II. Texts:
Appendix 1. Jain logic
Appendix 2. Cosmogony, cosmology, astronomy
Appendix 3. Sixty-three great persons, etc.
Appendix 4. 143 qualities, etc., of saintly souls
Appendix 5. The ancient Jaina sacred literature
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