Saman Suttam

Published: 19.12.2009
Updated: 31.07.2012
Alias(es)
Samaṇa Suttam, Samaṇ Suttaṁ, Samaṇa Suttaṁ, Samman Suttam
Sa.man 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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On the eve of 25th Nirvana Centenary of Lord Mahavira whatever works have been contributed on national and international level Saman Suttam is definitely the cream of the whole. I regard it as the greatest achievement. The holy river of Lord Mahavira's teachings flows by its two banks namely Svetambara and Digambara; but, alas, it flows through two currents instead of one. In this modern age the unification of these two currents appeared an imminent possibility, but because of prejudices and tensions, prevalent from many centuries, relating to insignificant things, any hope of unity among those sects seemed a distant dream. Inspired of all that the way in which all the Jaina Acharyas, Monks, Nuns and Jain Scholars unanimously co-operated in compilation and editing of Saman Suttam is really a miracle. May the whole world become well acquainted with this religious text.

Acharya Sushil Muni

 

Author:

Jinendra Varni

Publisher: Bhagwan Mahavir Memorial Samiti, New Delhi, India
Editor: Prof. Sagarmal Jain
Translator: Justice T.K. Tukol, Dr. K.K. Dixit
Edition: Second Edition, 1999
   
Read online: Samaṇ Suttaṁ
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Saman Suttam

 
Pages: 290
Dimensions: 14.60 x 22.40 x 2.00 cm (W x H x D)
Weight: 454 g

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  1. 24. Tirthankara Mahavira
  2. Acharya
  3. Acharya Sushil Muni
  4. Acharya Umasvati
  5. Acharyas
  6. Bhagwan Mahavir
  7. Bhagwan Mahavir Memorial
  8. Bhagwan Mahavir Memorial Samiti
  9. Delhi
  10. Digambara
  11. JAINA
  12. Jaina
  13. Jainism
  14. Jinendra
  15. Jinendra Varni
  16. Justice T.K. Tukol
  17. Mahavir
  18. Muni
  19. New Delhi
  20. Nirvana
  21. Prof. Sagarmal Jain
  22. Saman
  23. Samiti
  24. Sutra
  25. Svetambara
  26. Tattvartha Sutra
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