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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...

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