Uttaradhyayana Sutra

Posted: 06.09.2015
 
Sanskrit: Prakrit: Uttarādhyayana Sūtra Uttarajjhayaṇasutta one of the most important sacred text of the Jainas, is the first of four Mūla Sutras of the Śvetambara canon. It is divided into 36 chapters and written in Ardhamāgadhi Prākṛt. Each chapter treats different aspects of Jaina doctrine and discipline and is composed like a sermon. Of all the bequeathed sources the Uttarādhyayana Sūtra is one...

Speech-2: 10-10-2010

Posted: 26.05.2012
 
International Conference on Jainism Through the Ages [October 8th, 9th & 10th, 2010 Dasara Exhibition Ground, Mysore] Speech-2: 10-10-2010 Jainism preferred to adopt and assimilate local languages and culture, wherever it settled. They took their model and lead from their Ford-Makers' dictum of universal out look to treat all languages as on par-Sarva-bhAshAmayl Sarasvati, an unique concept to shun the ego of a...

Namipavvajjā: Contributions to the Study of a Jain Canonical Legend

Posted: 06.10.2011
By Prof. Dr. Ludwig Alsdorf
This paper was first published in the Felicitation Volume Indological Studies in Honour of W. Norman Brown (New Haven: American Oriental Society, 1962, pp. 8-17) and reissued later by Albrecht Wezler in the miscellany volume Kleine Schriften (i.e. 'Minor Works' by Ludwig Alsdorf, Wiesbaden 1974, pp. 215-225). To make this online reissue citeable, the page numbers are added to the text (see squared brackets)...

Story of Citra and Sambhūta

Posted: 07.09.2011
By Hermann Jacobi, W. Norman Brown
This introduction to the story of Citra and Sambhūta is compiled from a summary of the tale by W. Norman Brown (Manuscript Illustrations of the Uttarādhyayana Sūtra, New Haven: American Oriental Society, 1941, pp. 18-19) and the translation of the Prakrit passages by Hermann Jacobi (Jaina Sutras II, The Sacred Books of the East Vol. 45, Oxford 1895, Reprint Delhi 2004, pp.56-61). The Story of Citra and...

Manuscript Illustrations of the Uttaradhyayana Sutra

Posted: 07.09.2011
By Hermann Jacobi, W. Norman Brown
As the latest addition to Professor W. Norman Brown's distinguished work in Jaina studies and paintings, we now have this description of one of the last series of Jaina manuscripts with paintings which had up to the present publication remained without interpretation - the Uttarādhyayana Sūtra, " well known as part of the Śvetāmbara Jain canon, belonging to the section known aa Mūlasūtra" (p. 2), and...

Mahavira: Prophet of Non-Violence

Posted: 01.03.2011
 
The sixth century B.C. was a glorious millennium in the history of the ancient Indian civilization. It marks a period of great religious rejuvenation and of the emergence of heterodox religious revolt as represented by Jainism and Buddhism- the arch contenders with the declining hegemony of Vedic Brahmanism. But it would be a mistake to assume from this that Jainism originated in the sixth century B.C. That the...

AT PRESENT

Posted: 16.02.2011
 
A T PRESENT the Jain community is composed of hardly two millions and five hundred thousand member. According to the latest census 1971 the Jains in India number 26,04,646. Though numerically weak it is none the less active and influential owing to the fact that the Jains are placed among the most educated Indians and that a considerable proportion among them play an important role in the economic life of the...

Models of Conflict-resolution and Peace in Jain Tradition

Posted: 15.01.2011
By Dr. Nalini Joshi
25 Models of Conflict-resolution and Peace in Jain Tradition A research paper originally presented in the National Seminar jointly organised by Centre for Studies in Buddhism and Dept. of Buddhist Studies, University of Pune, February 2009. Instead of using the word “Jainism”, the title of the paper favours the phrase “Jain Tradition” which is very significant. If we try to search the models of...

Models of Conflict-resolution and Peace in Jain Tradition

Posted: 15.01.2011
By Dr. Nalini Joshi
25 Models of Conflict-resolution and Peace in Jain Tradition A research paper originally presented in the National Seminar jointly organised by Centre for Studies in Buddhism and Dept. of Buddhist Studies, University of Pune, February 2009. Instead of using the word “Jainism”, the title of the paper favours the phrase “Jain Tradition” which is very significant. If we try to search the models of...

10.10.2010 ►Mysore ►Jainism Through the Ages ►Concluding Speech of Prof. Nagarajaiah, Hampa

Posted: 10.10.2010
By Prof. Dr. Nagarajaiah Hampana
International Conference on Jainism Through the Ages A Historical Perspective 8th, 9th & 10th October 2010 Mysore, India Concluding Speech of Prof. Nagarajaiah, Hampa, President of the Conference Jainism preferred to adopt and assimilate local languages and culture, wherever it settled. They took their model and lead from their Ford-Makers’ dictum of universal out look to treat all languages as on par...