Posted: 15.09.2017
By Dr. M.B. Modi
Jain religion seeks spirituality in nature, science and in self. Hundreds of years ago, when science was not in existence, Jain Shramans used spiritual wisdom, logic and mathematics to understand God, Universe and Truth. In the process they developed science of Six Dravyas and Nav Tattavas that made God irrelevant for existence of the universe. They proposed eternal existence of space, motion (time), life and...
Posted: 12.07.2017
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
1. Introduction The property of consciousness is normally linked to the existence of soul in the Indian philosophies. Etymologically, consciousness implies one’s ability to know and perceive. Through consciousness, one can have knowledge of the external world or one’s own mental state. The thing, which distinguishes us from innate matter, is consciousness. A proper explanation of consciousness is eluding...
Posted: 17.02.2017
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
National Seminar on Jain Mathematics: Historical and Theoretical Aspects. Ladnun, 2009 1. Introduction Doctrine of Karma is the central principle in Jain philosophy and many other Indian philosophies. Soul bonds Karma of various kinds for the activities of body, mind and speech. It is only the Jain philosophy that also describes the mechanism of bondage. According to this philosophy the soul has two subtle...
Posted: 31.01.2017
By Prof. Dr. Prem Suman Jain
The Jaina thinkers have indicated the practical steps to be followed in the attainment of insight to the real nature of the Self and the knowledge of the various substances in the universe. The journey begins with the development of spiritual attitude. Acharya Kundakunda has indicated with sufficient clarity the nature of the fully liberated soul. According to Jainism, the march of the soul towards a spiritual...
Posted: 28.01.2017
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
Abstract The soul associated with karma is impure and is in a perverted state. The pervertedness appears as a structure (virtual) in the soul. This structure of the soul has not been studied analytically. An attempt is made in this paper to present a model of the cognition process of the soul which enables to analytically describe the concepts like perception, intelligence, buddhi, mind, ahamkara and emotions...
Posted: 01.07.2016
By Dr. M.B. Modi
Thousands of years ago when science was not in existence, ancient Jain Shramans known as Dhundias or ‘seekers’ of truth, used spiritual wisdom, logic and mathematics to understand God, Universe and Truth. They made history by discovering spirituality in science, nature and in self rather than in God and superstition. They discovered physics of the universe, soul, body, and postulated theories, which are...
Posted: 12.05.2016
By Dr. Peter Flügel
Prof. Laxmi Chandra Jain Prologue of Mathematical Sciences in the Karma Antiquity PROLOGUE Doctrines of karman occupy the space between natural and moral philosophy. They mediate between determinism and free will. Tensions between the two principal components of karman theory, a deterministic philosophy of nature or karmic causality and intention-based ethics, are in evidence throughout the history of Indian...
Posted: 07.05.2016
 
“Thousands of years ago when science was not in existence, ancient Jain Shramans known as Dhundias or ‘seekers’ of truth, used spiritual wisdom, logic and mathematics to understand God, Universe and Truth. They made history by postulating concepts and theories, which are similar to those found in standard textbooks on quantum physics, quantum cosmology, quantum biology, psychology, neurology and life...
Posted: 17.03.2016
By Prof. Dr. Anupam Jain
Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities Workshop on "Dharma in Jainism" held at MCPH on 2nd and 3rd Feb, 2015. Dr Anupam Jain’s talk on the role of mathematics in the workshop on ‘Dharma in Jainism’ brought to light the rich mathematical knowledge presented in the Jaina philosophy. He started by defining Jaina mathematics as mathematics found in Jaina Canonical Literature or in literature written by...
Posted: 09.03.2016
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
Introduction The universe we live in has always been an object of inquiry. All ancient civilizations have pondered over this matter and developed different philosophical understanding. The omniscient Tirthankaras experienced reality in its absolute form and knew the whole loka . Mahavira replied to all questions about loka and some of these are recorded in agama texts. These descriptions are based on direct...

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