30.03.2015 ►FIU ►5th Annual Mahavir Jayanti Lecture ►Jain Ethics in Philosophical Perspective

Posted: 17.03.2015
Updated on: 25.03.2015



Jain Education and Research Foundation

Florida International University

Dear Friends,

You are cordially invited to the 5th Annual Bhagwan Mahavir Jayanti Lecture sponsored by Jain Education and Research Foundation and Bhagwan Mahavir Professorship of Jain Studies and Florida International University.

This year's lecture will be delivered by Prof Jayandra Soni of Innsbruck University, Austria on "JAIN ETHICS IN PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVE"

This lecture will be held at the Graham Center Ballroom, Modesto Maidique campus, 11200 SW 8th Street, Florida International University, Miami on Monday, 30th March 2015 at 6.30 pm.

Free Parking is available in the VIP parking Lot and the local Jain community will host a complimentary vegetarian dinner after the talk.

Looking forward to seeing you all at FIU,

Samani Shukla Pragya
Samani Unnata Pragya

Dr Dipak Jain, Chairman
Dr Neptune Srimal, President
Jain Education and Research Foundation


The Fifth Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture

Jain Ethics in Philosophical Perspective

Lecture by Jayandra Soni, Innsbruck University, Austria

Monday, March 30, 2015 | 6:30 pm | FIU Modesto A. Madique Campus | Graham Center Ballrooms

The Jain theory of karma posits that all of our actions - in thoughts, words and deeds - rebound on us as meritorious or unmeritorious ‘seeds’ which then ripen at the appropriate time. We then enjoy or suffer the ‘fruits’ of our previous actions, in some cases only after several lifetimes. How do Jains account for this predicament? What is the ‘Jain path of purification’? Why do Jains view moral conduct as key to spiritual salvation? What relevance do Jain ethics hold for attaining liberation? Dr. Jayandra Soni’s lecture will reflect on the Jain story of the person trapped in a well to discuss these questions.

Born and brought up in South Africa where he did his schooling and BA (1972), Jayandra Soni studied further in India (PhD, Banaras Hindu University, 1978) and Canada (PhD, McMaster University, 1987). He taught Indian languages and philosophy at the Phillips-University Marburg in Germany from 1991-2012. After retiring from Germany, he moved to Austria and is a part-time lecturer of Indian philosophy in the Philosophy Department at Innsbruck University. He has written numerous articles on Jain philosophy and edited books on Jainism.

Please join us after the lecture for a traditional Indian vegetarian dinner.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 305-348-7266.

Co-sponsored by the Bhagwan Mahavir Program in Jain Studies and the Jain Education and Research Foundation.

When & Where

Florida International University - Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) | Graham Center Ballrooms
11200 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33174

Monday, March 30, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)


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