Jainism: The Eternal and Universal Path for Enlightenment: 00.1 Contents

Published: 16.09.2011
Updated: 23.09.2011

Contents

Chapter

Title

Sections

Book
Page #

 

Theme

 

04

 

Preface

 

06

1.

Jainism: The Eternal and Universal path

Fossil record on Earth, Nature's chosen path, Universality of Law, Self, Foundations of Jainism

15

2.

Cardinal Truths

Cardinal Truths, nature of soul, Powers of soul, Interaction of Jiva and Ajiva, Seven reals, Types of Ajiva (Space, matter, Dharmāstikāya, Adharmāstikāya, time)

27

3.

Anekàntavàd (Multifacedness)

Nature of the universe, Macro and micro world,

33

4.

Karmavàd (Causality)

Types of karma, Elimination of karma, Āṣrava (inflow), Bandh (bondage), Saṁvara (protection), Nirjarā (cleansing), Mokṣa (emancipation)

38

5.

Fourteen steps to Enlightenment
(Gunsthan)

14 spiritual Stages of soul (Guṇsthan) Relation between Guṇsthan, Karma,

42

6.

Procedures for Purification of Soul

Mahavrats, The Essentials, Prayers, Yoga, Tapa, Dhyān, Anuvrats, Jnān, Bhāvanā, Mokṣa, Physiological, psychological and spiritual effects

50

7.

Jainism and Modern Physics

Scientific basis of Jainism, Nature of matter, science Sūtras, Jainism and modern physics

70

8.

Jainism, Mathematics and Cosmology

Concepts, Steady State vs. Big Bang Cosmology, cosmic eras

92

9.

Theory of Association and Dissociation

Physical and chemical interactions of Soul with souls, sentient beings and matter, matter and matter

103

10.

Jainism and Biology

Animals and plant kingdom, Process

109

11.

Jainism and Peace

Social and personal ethics

116

 

References

118

 

Appendix 1:Some inconsistencies of Jain Geography and Cosmology with modern science

120

 

Acknowledgement

123


Sources

Jainism - The Eternal and Universal Path for Enlightenment - Narendra Bhandari- jainismbook_final_28-5-2011.pdf

Edited by:
Acharya Vijay Nandi Ghosh Sūri

Published by:
Research Institute of Scientific Secrets from Indian Oriental Scriptures (RISSIOS), Ahmedabad

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  1. Adharmāstikāya
  2. Ajiva
  3. Anuvrats
  4. Bandh
  5. Bhāvanā
  6. Dharmāstikāya
  7. Dhyān
  8. Gunsthan
  9. Guṇsthan
  10. Jainism
  11. Jiva
  12. Jnān
  13. Karma
  14. Mahavrats
  15. Mokṣa
  16. Nirjarā
  17. Saṁvara
  18. Science
  19. Soul
  20. Space
  21. Tapa
  22. Yoga
  23. Āṣrava
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