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Posted: 24.06.2010
By Dr. Jayanti Lal Jain
Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 14.02.2009 2.10 Lessons for Action The concept of non-violence is a core concept in Jaina Philosophy and all practices and penance ensure strict compliance of the same, be it households or monks. The Seminar has successfully...
Posted: 23.06.2010
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Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 14.02.2009 2.09 Nimitta and Upādāna - A Dialogue Performed by Abhilasha and Dimple, Students of the Dept. of Jainology, University of Madras Introduction The world has been created by God, without His wish not even a leaf...
Posted: 22.06.2010
By Sasilekha Sunil
Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 14.02.2009 2.08 Compassion: Meaning, Purpose and Practices Compassion is the noblest manifestation of humaneness. It is the merciful, sympathetic feeling and pity for the sufferings or distress of another, with the innate...
Posted: 21.06.2010
By Dr. Priyadarshana Jain
Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 14.02.2009 2.07 The Spirit of Compassion and the Role of Instrumentality Introduction - Non-Violence and Compassion From ancient times in India, there has been an indigenous concern for respecting life and all life forms...
Posted: 20.06.2010
By Dr. Geetha Jaykumar
Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 14.02.2009 2.06 Compassion and Contentment to Sustain Unity of Life: An Ecological Perspective Mystery shrouds the origin of life - varying versions put forth by scientists talk about its origin in space, in warm rock pools,...
Posted: 19.06.2010
By Dr. Mohammed Galib Hussain
Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 14.02.2009 2.05 Compassion: An Islamic Perspective The very act of God sending revealed knowledge to humanity has stemmed from his mercy towards mankind. According to Islamic theology, Islam brought by Prophet Muhammad is not...
Posted: 18.06.2010
By Dr. R. Rajalakshmni
Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 14.02.2009 2.04 Compassion and Instrumentality “The best of all possessions is the wealth of compassion. Possession of wealth is found even with the meanest of mankind” This is the meaning of the first couplet of the...
Posted: 17.06.2010
By Prof. V. Namasivayam
Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 14.02.2009 2.03 Compassion: Concept and Practice Sage Ramalingar, the 19th century Divine Messenger of Tamil Nadu, reverently called ‘Vaḷḷalar’ is widely known for his enlightening philosophy of universal brotherhood...
Posted: 16.06.2010
By Dr. Rudi Jansma
Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 14.02.2009 2.02 Ahiṁsā and Compassion for Ecology Abstract The Jain system could be the basis of scientific ecology of the future. A comparison is made between mainstream scientific principles and Jain principles regarding...
Posted: 15.06.2010
By Dharini Botaddra
Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 14.02.2009 2.01 Compassion Introduction Compassion is a very basic and inherent quality of our Ātmā. Since childhood we have been taught by our parents, teacher, elders that we should be compassionate with everyone, that we...
Posted: 14.06.2010
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Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 13.02.2009 1.19 Environment and Non-violence Once, five men lost their way in a forest. They tried to find their way out but failed. Hunger made them realize that finding food was their immediate need. They came upon a tree...
Posted: 13.06.2010
By Dr. Vincent, S.J. Sekhar
Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 13.02.2009 1.18 Christianity And Nonviolence Every religion wants to project a particular society - Christians project a society reigned by God or God’s Kingdom. Other Abrahamic religions such as Judaism and Islam share in...
Posted: 12.06.2010
By Sramani Shreenidhi
Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 13.02.2009 1.17 Ahiṁsā Today we are living in a paradoxical situation. While on one hand modern civilization is characterized by a concern for fellow human beings, on the other hand the foremost problem of our age is...
Posted: 11.06.2010
By T.K. Parthasarathy
Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 13.02.2009 1.16 Non-Violence - Its Dimensions and Practices Today’s major issue for which almost all the nations of the world endeavor to find a solution is raising violence. From time immemorial it is thought that man is a...
Posted: 10.06.2010
By K. Sonal, P. Sikitha
Chennai 2009: Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality - A Jaina Perspective Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 13.02.2009 Ahiṁsā and Anekāntavāda One of the distinctive marks of Jainism has been its long tradition of nonviolence. Living as we...
Posted: 09.06.2010
By M. Vanitha
Chennai 2009: Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality - A Jaina Perspective Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 13.02.2009 My Experience of Non-Violence Violence - What does it mean? Does it just mean killing someone or beating someone, or is it...
Posted: 08.06.2010
By Atul Kumar Jain
Chennai 2009: Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality - A Jaina Perspective Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 13.02.2009 Nonviolence in Legal Perspective Introduction Violence & nonviolence : To define and explain nonviolence one must surely...
Posted: 07.06.2010
By Ekata Anand Surana
Chennai 2009: Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality - A Jaina Perspective Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 13.02.2009 Stop! Think! Live and Help Others Live Why is the earth round? I’m sure all of us have our definitions and understanding...
Posted: 06.06.2010
By Prof. Dr. S. Panneerselvam
Chennai 2009: Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality - A Jaina Perspective Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 13.02.2009 From Epistemology to Ontology: A Revisit to Jaina Philosophy Compassion and reverence for life are the basic principles of Jainism...
Posted: 05.06.2010
By J. Srinivasan
Chennai 2009: Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality - A Jaina Perspective Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India 13.02.2009 The Concept of ‘Ahiṁsā’ in Jainism and in Christianity Introduction It is generally accepted as a fact that the last of the...
Posted: 04.06.2010
By Dr. Renuka J. Porwal
Chennai 2009: Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality - A Jaina Perspective Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India The Quest for Non-violence – Vision of World Peace 13.02.2009 Introduction In the present scenario, the entire world is inflicted with...
Posted: 03.06.2010
By Dr. R. Prem Kumar
Chennai 2009: Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality - A Jaina Perspective Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India Ahiṁsā for Plants and Animals – from Jaina Perspective 13.2.2009 Introduction There was a time when human beings fought among...
Posted: 02.06.2010
By G. Sunita Jain
Chennai 2009: Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality - A Jaina Perspective Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India Non-violence: Its Dimensions and Practices 13.2.2009 Introduction “Nothing is higher than Mount Meru, and more expansive than the sky...
Posted: 01.06.2010
By Dr. M. Nirmala
Chennai 2009: Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality - A Jaina Perspective Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India Non-violence: Its Dimensions and Practices 13.2.2009 Dreaded by fear, frustration and war, humanity today is at crossroads. The present...
Posted: 31.05.2010
By Dr. Vijaya K. Gosavi
Chennai 2009: Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality - A Jaina Perspective Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India Non-Violence 13.2.2009 There are so many different kinds of violence. Let us look at the whole structure of violence. There are gross and...
Posted: 30.05.2010
By Dulichand Jain
Chennai 2009: Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality - A Jaina Perspective Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India Relevance of Non-Violence in the Modern Age 13.2.2009 Ahiṁsā is the essence of Dharma. It is what makes the functioning of the society...
Posted: 29.05.2010
By Dr. Geeta Mehta
Chennai 2009: Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality - A Jaina Perspective Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India Jain Ahiṁsā in Modern Perspective 13.2.2009 In the literature of world religions, nonviolence as a way of life has a very ancient...
Posted: 28.05.2010
By Deepika Davey
Chennai 2009: Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality - A Jaina Perspective Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India Non-violence: The Role of 'Sat Samjhan' or True Understanding 13.2.2009 Introduction This presentation will focus on the root cause of...
Posted: 21.05.2010
By Dr. Jayanti Lal Jain
Chennai 2009: Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality - A Jaina Perspective Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India Key-note Address by Dr. Jayanti Lal Jain 13.2.2009 A. The Concept The word Non-violence is generally understood in the context of killing...
Posted: 20.05.2010
By Prof. Dr. S. Ramachandram
Chennai 2009: Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality - A Jaina Perspective Non-violence, Compassion and Instrumentality A Jaina Perspective Seminar organized by the Department of Jainology of the University of Madras, 13 and 14 February 2009 Chennai, India Inaugural Address by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. S. Ramachandran 13.2.2009 Jainism as a religion exists in Tamil Nadu since more than...
Posted: 13.08.2009
By Dr. Shugan Chand Jain
Ahiṁsā/Non-violence; its Dimensions and Practices 13.2.2009 1.0 Evolution and definition of ahiṁsā in India’s philosophical system 1.1 Evolution of ahiṁsā From the Vedic texts (approx. 1500 BC), we find that yajñas were the primary religious practice in India. Animal sacrifice and non-vegetarian food were popular religious and social customs. The 22nd Jain Tīrthaṁkara, Nemināth,...
Posted: 03.08.2009
 
University of Madras Department of Jainlogy Under the auspices of Bhagavan Mahavir’s 2600th Birth Anniversary Endowment Created by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Government of India, New Delhi National Seminar On Non-violence, (13-02-2009) Compassion and Instrumentality (14-02-2009) A Jaina Perspective Introduction and Objectives In these days of turbulence and violence why not we try to understand the...

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