Posted: 12.10.2013
 
To the Executive Committee of the Freie Universität Berlin: Petition of Studierende der Kunstgeschichte Südasiens Open letter to the Executive Committee of the Freie Universität Berlin in support of the retention of the subject of Art History of South Asia at the Freie Universität Berlin. Saying “NO!” to the planned abolishment of the subject of Art History of South Asia at the Freie Universität...
Posted: 06.04.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
The paper was published in Berliner Indologische Studien Vol. 20 (2012), pp. 7-35. (17) Bibliography Āc Ācāradaśāḥ (Daśāśrutaskandha). Alsdorf Ut L. Alsdorf , The Āryā Stanzas of the Uttarajjhāyā. Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur . Mainz 1966 [pp. 1-68]. ĀvSū Āvaśyaka Sūtra. Balbir Qu N. Balbir , Souper de jour: quatrains. Indologica Taurinensia XIV.1987-88:...
Posted: 04.04.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
The paper was published in Berliner Indologische Studien Vol. 20 (2012), pp. 7-35. We present in abbreviated form and in translation ( Williams Jy: 213) a prose passage of part V: “... making penance, making purification, extracting evil from myself, I stand in the kāyotsarga in order to make an end to sinful acts. With the exception of inhaling and exhaling, coughing and sneezing, ... very slight movements...
Posted: 02.04.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
The paper was published in Berliner Indologische Studien Vol. 20 (2012), pp. 7-35. Selected subjects (11-15) 11-12: Overview of selected subjects (drinking and walking); 13-14: quasi-meditation ( tapas ) and true meditation ( kāyôtsarga, vyutsarga ); 15: āyariya and antevāsī (scholasticism). (11) Drinking, washing, cleanliness. Considering thirst and exposure of the body to heat, considering the rule to...
Posted: 30.03.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
The paper was published in Berliner Indologische Studien Vol. 20 (2012), pp. 7-35. Incongruous units (monastic), terms forming chains (canonical): 1-4 (1) Āvaśyaka Sūtra . Bruhn Āv: 22-25; Leumann Üb: 6-8, 16-19 ( Baumann Āv: 15-18 and 44-54); Dundas Jn: 169-173; JĀGM (Āv): 333-358. - Six basic parts: sāmāyika (equanimity, 'pious conduct'), caturviṃśatistava (praise of the 24 Jinas), vandana...
Posted: 28.03.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
The paper was published in Berliner Indologische Studien Vol. 20 (2012), pp. 7-35. II. Terms in Jaina ethics (the canon) We add to Jaina 'Sects and Schools' an overview on canonical Jaina ethics. Translations explaining the terms follow the publications of H. Jacobi if not stated otherwise. There is the multiple opposition between monastic ethics and householders' ethics, between ethics and soteriology...
Posted: 26.03.2012
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
The paper was published in Berliner Indologische Studien Vol. 20 (2012), pp. 7-35. I. Structure of Jainism (sects and schools) There are various lines in the history of Jainism, but matters are made comprehensible (i) by the presence of two pairs of opposites: Śvetāmbaras and Digambaras, mūrtipūjaka s (Śvet.) and amūrtipūjaka s (Śvet.). There is furthermore (ii) in medieval times and earlier the...
Posted: 03.02.2011
By Dr. phil. Gabriele R. Helmer
33 The Jains in Antwerp/Belgium An Overview Introduction One might wonder what there is to see in the one-horse town of `Geitendorp`, as Wilrijk, a borough of Antwerp, is often called. But an early morning walk through this part of the city has many a surprise in store. Wandering along Sneeuwbeslaan, you will hear Indian sounds from loudspeakers break the silence. Each morning and evening at the same time the...
Posted: 12.01.2011
By Dr. Kokila Shah
23 Jain Devotionalism - The Namaskar Mantra There are two modes of religious observance. (i) Devotional ii) Renunciatory. The devotional aspect involves acceptance of the Jina as the ultimate divinity. This taking refuge in the Jina and his path is formalized by initiation into the holy litany called pancanamaskara , reverent salutation to the five holy beings. The Pancanamaskar Mantra , Namokar Mantra or...
Posted: 05.11.2010
By Dr. Nalini Joshi
Some Distinctive Features of Pañcāstikāya A Research Paper presented in the Seminar on "Ancient Prakrit Texts" at Śravanabelagola by NIPSAR and BVP on 12th and 13th October 2010 1. Introduction When we look at Jainism, as a philosophical system (Darśana) the available Jaina literature can be divided into four ages: Canonical Age Anekānta Age Nyāya Age Navya-nyāya Age. According to this division we can...
Posted: 23.03.2010
By Prof. Dr. Alvappillai Veluppillai
1. INTRODUCTION Three books which have been published within the last decade- Iravatham Mahadevan (2003), Peter Schalk (2002) and Paul Dundas (2002) – have so much material on South Indian Jainism, which if properly integrated, will throw lot of light on the history of Jainism as a whole. A kind of micro-study will be done to bring out clearly the historical processes Jainism has gone through in Tamilnadu...
Posted: 03.11.2008
 
Full Professor, Sanskrit and Ancient Cultures of South Asia Leiden University, The Netherlands The Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University invites applications for a full professorship in Sanskrit and Ancient Cultures of South Asia (vacancy no. 8-194 , starting date 1 September 2009). This chair is placed within the Leiden Institute for Area Studies within the Faculty of Humanities, itself comprised of the...
Posted: 26.10.2007
By Prof. Dr. Willem Bollée
Jain Studies in Germany From the very beginning, Jain studies and Prâkrit were a special domain of German Indology starting in 1847 with Bohtlingk's and Rieu's edition and translation of Hemachandra's (12th century) Abhidhâna-cintâmani, a synonymic dictionary of Prâkrit, the language of the older Jain scriptures. His contemporary, Albrecht Hofer in Greifswald, was also linguistically...
Posted: 17.12.2005
By Dr. Peter Flügel
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 1, No. 1 (2005) 1-14 The Invention Of Jainism: A Short History Of Jaina Studies

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