Posted: 21.07.2017
 
Title: Jain Parmpara Ka Itihas Author: Acharya Mahapragya Language: [Hindi] Edition: 1988 Publisher: Jain Vishva Bharati HN4U Pdf Edition: Jain Parmpara Ka Itihas [Hindi]
Posted: 30.06.2017
 
This book is a comprehensive introduction to Yoga with detailed description of over 84 postures (asanas) and pranayam which can be easily imbibed in daily practice even in busy life schedules. The book helps realizing the self, attain salvation, and take the soul to complete freedom. It aims to reach and to remain in the pure state of soul which is believed to be pure conscious, beyond any attachment or...
Posted: 29.06.2017
 
'If research on past and future lives is undertaken and accepted then automatically the existence of the soul is accepted. Once you accept the existence of the soul, the existence of karmas becomes self proven. Once the concept of karma is accepted then the manner of interacting with the world around us undergoes tremendous change. Through this moral values are reestablished and moral character is reinstated...
Posted: 02.01.2017
By Prof. Dr. Carole M. Cusack
Book Review Lawrence A. Babb, Understanding Jainism. Edinburgh and London: Dunedin Academic Press, 2015, pp. xv + 182, ISBN: 978-1-78046-535-7 (Pbk). This short monograph is in the Dunedin ‘Understanding Faith’ series edited by Frank Whaling, and it provides a fresh, well-structured, clearly written account of Jainism that is appropriate for undergraduate students and interested general readers alike. Babb...
Posted: 04.07.2016
 
Mahavir is world's first scientist who synthesized the science into religion and spirituality. Mahavir in 560 BC and Einstein in 1905 AD, both, tried to understand the scientific principle of God. Both believed that the information on the structure of the universe and God exists in the vast infinite space. They independently accessed the same information and discovered the existence of universal consciousness...
Posted: 12.03.2016
By Prof. Dr. Willem Bollée
Piotr Balcerowicz, Early Asceticism in India . Ājīvikism and Jainism. 362p., 20 figures, 1 table. London: Routledge, 2015 and New York, 2016. Hardbound. £ 90; $ 95. After many preliminary studies the Warsaw Indologist herewith has given us a proper successor to Arthur Basham’s up to now standard work on the Ājīvikas which to a greater extent uses data from Buddhist than from Jinist sources. The disparity...
Posted: 12.03.2016
By Prof. Dr. Piotr Balcerowicz
Ajivikism and Jainism Ajivikism was once ranked one of the most important religions in India between the 4th and 2nd centuries BCE, after Buddhism, ‘Brahmanism’ and before Jainism, but is now a forgotten Indian religion. However, Jainism has remained an integral part of the religious landscape of South Asia, despite the common beginnings shared with Ajivikism. By rediscovering, reconstructing, and examining...
Posted: 11.01.2016
 
Posted: 26.10.2015
 
"This book provides an intimate vantage view of what the author calls ‘the world of conquerors’ - a world of inner and outer space waiting to be conquered not by warlike weapons unleashed by greed, malice, domination, violence and exploitation but by peaceful conquerors following principles and practice of Right Knowledge, Right Faith, and Right Austerities, based on reverence for life, compassion,...
Posted: 14.07.2015
 
AUM AIM AUM Jain Paintings A thought that comes on a person's mind and is externalised into speech or utterance it stays there in the form or shape of an image as a picture. This image or picture is rather unsubstantial as long as it stays in the depth of the mind. As it gradually surfaces and resurfaces it is. then, externalised and concretised in some recognisable form, as speech. Thus, it logically follows,...
Posted: 03.07.2015
 
An Interdisciplinary Approach In the field of philosophical investigation and Cognitive Psychology, knowledge of knowledge, knowledge about knowledge, knower of knowledge, process of knowledge and such other questions are eternal but never answered satisfactorily. Various theories have been speculated but no theory is found complete and self-satisfactory. Jain theory of knowledge is very ancient as well as of...
Posted: 24.06.2015
 
Neurophysiological, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Efficacy of Yogic Practices Among Adults Professor J.P.N. Mishra, a senior faculty from the Department of Science of Living, Preksha Meditation and Yoga has got a UGC Research Award Major Project to undertake a scientific study on the efficacy of a Preksha Meditation practice module, comprised of Health Rejuvenating Exercises, selected Asanas, Kayotsarga,...
Posted: 01.05.2015
 
Bhagavati Sutra, the fifth of the 12 Jain Agamas, Śataka (Chapter) 3 - 7 Prakrit Text in Roman Script, English Translation of the Text Ācārya Mahāprajña's Bhāṣya (Critical Annotations) Lord Mahāvīra (B.C. 599-527), the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, was the propounder of the Jain Philosophy which is found expounded in the twelve canonical texts called Dvādaśāñgi, the fifth of which is...
Posted: 30.04.2015
 
Bhagavati Sutra, the fifth of the 12 Jain Agamas, Śataka (Chapter) 1 & 2 Prakrit Text in Roman Script, English Translation of the Text Ācārya Mahāprajña's Bhāṣya (Critical Annotations) Lord Mahāvīra (B.C. 599-527), the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, was the propounder of the Jain Philosophy which is found expounded in the twelve canonical texts called Dvādaśāñgi, the fifth of which is...
Posted: 28.04.2015
By Padmanabh S. Jaini
About: A rare catalogue of world's most famous Jains Granth Bhandars of Jaisalmer. It contains the most ancient and rare granths which remained unexplored due to inaccessibility for quite some time. It is a store house of intellectual riches of the Jains. A large portion of Bhandar consists of palmleaf Mss dated from circa 1140 to 1340 A.D. The voluminous work seems exhaustive in mentioning all the important...
Posted: 27.04.2015
By Padmanabh S. Jaini
The religious tradition of the Jainas, unique in many respects, presents a fascinating array of doctrinal and social structures that stem from the anti-vedic movements of ancient times. Drawing extensively on primary sources, Professor Jaini provides a comprehensive introduction to the Jaina experience. Beginning with the Life of Mahavira the author elucidates the essentials of Jaina cosmology and philosophy as...
Posted: 25.04.2015
 
Ascetics and Kings in a Jain Ritual Culture What does it mean to worship beings that one believes are completely indifferent to, and entirely beyond the reach of, any form of worship whatsoever? How would such a relationship with sacred beings affect the religious life of a community? Using these questions as his point of departure, Lawrence A. Babb explores the ritual culture of image-worshipping Svetambar...
Posted: 24.04.2015
By Prof. Dr. Lawrence A. Babb
Description: Jainism is Buddhism’s often overlooked cousin. As the only surviving examples of ancient India’s non-Vedic religious traditions, the two religions are often grouped together as ‘heterodoxies’, but this is to ignore deep differences between Jain and Buddhist beliefs and practices. Unlike Buddhism, Jainism has hardly spread beyond the Indian subcontinent but Jainism survives in India where it...
Posted: 23.04.2015
By Sherry Fohr
About: Jainism is arguably the most non-violent and austere religion in the world. While lay Jains attempt to never harm humans or animals, the strict non-violence followed by the highly revered monks and nuns also proscribes harm to any living being, even a microscopic organism. And while laywomen (and a few laymen) undergo long and difficult fasts, the longest being for one month, renouncers' austerities also...
Posted: 04.12.2014
 
About: This book shows that it can be very fruitful for science to study other thought-systems than those in which we were born and raised. In our days we can make use of the entire heritage of the mind-created global mosaic of cultures. Much more of such type of research should be done by able philosophers and scientists. Ancient thinkers have come up with insights that lack us today - causing unnecessary...
Posted: 24.03.2014
 
Creation of Lexicon: A Broad Outlook The bibliography of our lexicon makes clear that the original canonical works of both the traditions - Śvetāmbara and Digambara - have been amply made use of without any bias/prejudice, in the creation of the present dictionary. The canonical works such as Ācārāṅga, Sṛtakṛtāṅga, Sthānāṅga, Samayavāyāṅga, Bhagavatī, Upāsakadaśā, Praśnavyākaraṇa,...
Posted: 18.02.2014
 
About: Anekāntic perspective stimulates and motivates the understanding of the other's view point from the angle in which he/she wants to be enlightened. This enlightened world-view widens the horizon of thinking, perceiving and cognizing. The holistic approach of Jaina epistemology basically emphasizes on the anekāntic thought, anekāntic perception, anekāntic cognition and anekāntic interpretation or...
Posted: 14.02.2014
 
Meditations on the Seven Energy Centers The world is divided into three kinds of people. First and most common are those whose life-energy is spent killing time. For them, life has no meaning other than eating and drinking and grasping for enjoyment, which always eludes them. They are like human machines, seeing and suspecting nothing beyond the limited scope of their own machine. Killing time, they kill their...
Posted: 01.04.2013
By Prof. Dr. Kanti V. Mardia
About: In The Scientific Foundations of Jainism Professor Mardia attempts to elucidate the point that Jainism is a science with religion. After a very brief introduction to the Jainism, the author introduces the four Axioms and discusses their theoretical and applied aspects and their plausibility in a modern context. It gives Jaina logic together with present trends in scientific thinking and indicates how...
Posted: 11.01.2013
 
Jainism - A Theistic Philosophy (GOD IN JAINISM) by Dr. Krishna Gosavi His just published Bookis a must read. Dr. Krishna Gosavi’s doctoral thesis on Jainism published by Parshvanath Vidyapith, Varanasi, is a refutation of its Classification in Indian Philosophy as an atheism, because it is a theistic Philosophy, a realism. In this book the author has tried to establish Jainism as a Theistic Philosophy...
Posted: 30.07.2012
 
About: The Yogashastra is a Sanskrit work with 12 chapters (prakasha). It occupies a very important place in the Shvetambara Jain tradition. In twelve chapters, this work sheds light on various aspects of religion and morality, promoting the timeless Jain ideals of non-violence, self-control and penance. Hemacandra emphasises ascetic practices for moral upliftment, service to one's parents, meditation for...
Posted: 24.07.2012
 
Friends. Without the seed of divinity within us, no human being would exist. Because of the divinity within us, we move, think, love, give and receive. Do not be misled by what you see in the world around you, the passing show with its violence, commercialism, greed for possessions, and lust for power. We are incarnations of the Life Energy of the Cosmos, evolving as we, here and now, transform ourselves. For...
Posted: 20.07.2012
 
You will be delighted to know that at the eve of 'Parvadhiraj Parushan' we are publishing a book in Hindi focusing on 'Jain Painting Tradition' which is a subject almost unknown to the disciples of 'Teerthankar Mahavir'. This subject is limited within the ambit of art historians and some scholars only. The common people are aware of Jain Architecture, Sculpture, engravings etc but the majority of Jain Community...
Posted: 11.07.2012
 
About: The book is designed in a manner that is likely to give to its readers a good introduction to all that the Acharya stands for. The many facets of his almost magnetic and many-splendoured personality are revealed in the very first section. No words can fully encompass the richness and depth contained in his person. However, readers will note how people from different walks of life and of vastly dissimilar...
Posted: 05.05.2012
 
Pristine Jainism Beyond rituals and superstitions ...According to Shri S.M. Jain, Pristine Jainism which emphasised rational activity and good conduct as preached and practised by liberated souls, the Arhats, is now overwhelmed by rituals and ostentatious display of wealth in the name of and on the pretext of Bhakti. He argues that the precepts of Jainism are simple and are based on scientific principles of...
Posted: 12.03.2012
 
About: Environmental awareness is not a subject that can be taught in isolation, it is a life ethic whose consciousness determines our every choice. What we wear, what we eat, how we live, the water we use and most importantly, the life that we aspire to. Our aspirations determine the way we live our lives. If one’s goal is merely to own more and more things, then we destroy jungles and rivers. All marble...
Posted: 14.01.2012
 
About: In his scholarly book, Essence and Substance of Yoga, Shri S.M. Jain has endeavoured to describe in brief the main ancient and new popular systems and sects of yoga and quoted extensively from canonical scriptures. Author: S.M. Jain Publisher: D.R. Mehta, Prakrit Bharati Academy. Prakash Chand Baradia, Ratandevi Bherunlal Baradia Charitable Society, Jaipur. 1st Edition: 2010 ISDN: 978-81-89698-92-8 Read...
Posted: 19.05.2011
 
Glory of Jainism The volume comprises life stories of Sadhus, Sadhvis, Shravaks and Shravikas, the four pillars of Jain religion. They have been delineated in as authentic a manner as possible and in a very gripping style. They highlight the contribution of the great, heroic figures of Jain religion. The pen of Dr. Kumarpal Desai and the illustrations of artist Shri Ashok Shaha (Padma putra) have combined to...
Posted: 04.11.2010
 
About: This book explains the basic principles of Jainism to a learner. Jainism is an ancient but most modern and flourishing creed of India. It is an important, fully developed and well established Indian religion and cultural system. The Jaina way of life prescribes the best form of industriousness and happiness. It has proved beneficial to innumerable persons in India and other countries. Author: Shanti Lal...
Posted: 31.10.2010
 
About: The questions regarding the nature, shape, size and age of the Universe, the reality and relativity of space & time, the subjectivity and objectivity of the physical world and many more such aspects of the Universe have made it an intricate enigma. The views of Jain philosophy in particular and the western philosophers in general have been elaborately discussed in the book, together with those of the...
Posted: 17.10.2010
 
About: The relation entailed in the expression 'I and my mind' throws up many ideas. Can the 'I' or one's self (ego) be explained without taking the mind into consideration? Is it not true that the mind itself deeply involved with its own inventions is creating and explaining the 'I' . Is the intellect not a section of the mind? Is extrasensory knowledge real? There are plenty of such discussions and for...
Posted: 17.10.2010
 
About: His Holiness Acharya Mahaprajna is a philosopher and the spiritual head of the Jain community. Living by the principles of nonviolence and restraint, this wandering monk travels on foot across India spreading the message of peace and amity. His spiritual legacy to the world includes over a hundred books of poetry, prose, fiction and philosophy. Except for the world of knowledge in his head, he has no...
Posted: 16.10.2010
 
About: A religion is like a great river, informed by a source beyond the merely human, conveyed by great teachers in word and deed, and faithfully debated and discussed by students and worshippers over the centuries. Here, in this concise study of the world's oldest religions, the authoress Mukhya Niyojika Sadhvi Vishrut Vibha has succeeded in conveying the essentials of Jainism, giving the reader a basic...
Posted: 03.07.2010
 
About: Reality and Non-reality has been the subject of discussion from ancient times. During the Philosophical era, this matter was discussed deeply and critically. The discussion is still going on. Some philosophers consider reality as eternal and transcendental. Some believe it as transitory. Jain philosophy considers this subject with the perspective of Anekānta. According to it, there is no contradiction...
Posted: 10.06.2010
By Dr. Patrick Krueger
Adelheid Mette: Die Erlösungslehre der Jaina - Legenden, Parabeln, Erzählungen (engl.: Jaina Soteriology. Legends, Parabels and Narratives ). Berlin: Verlag der Weltreligionen im Inselverlag, 2010. To appreciate the outstanding importance of this publication, it is necessary to point out the situation of Jaina studies in Germany. Today Jainism has just a marginal position in the academical indology and it...
Posted: 17.05.2010
 
Publication in German: Die Erlösungslehre der Jaina - Legenden, Parabeln, Erzählungen Aus dem Sanskrit und Prakrit übersetzt und herausgegeben von Adelheid Mette Inhalt Der Jainismus zählt zu den ältesten Religionen der Welt und hat nachfolgende Religionen maßgeblich beeinflußt. Darüber hinaus hat seine umfangreiche Literatur zur Entwicklung der modernen indischen Literatursprachen wesentlich...
Posted: 24.04.2010
 
About: Namokar Mantra has the power to free an individual from the evil planetary influence. If a person recites namo arihantanam, it proves very useful in controlling the element of the water in the body. It can also remove the obstacles created by the Chandra and shukra. The recitation of namo siddhanam can control agni tatva, (the element of fire) and can also rid the individual of the ailments caused by...
Posted: 07.04.2010
 
About: Anekant is a new political philosophy with ancient spiritual roots. It derives from the teachings of the Jains in India, but is relevant to all cultures and all times, especially our present interconnected yet dangerously divided world. Anekant literally means ‘Many-Sidedness’. It recognises that there are an infinite variety of paths towards the same truth and so the search for truth must be...
Posted: 03.04.2010
 
About: Man is the finest creature of Almighty God. Man's Life is not static. Ups and downs, joy and sorrows, rise and fall, fame and defame, pleasure and pain, profit and loss, love and hate are part of every man's life. These are hard realities of life and from which no one can escape. One must learn to live a harmonious, peaceful and dignified life in all circumstances and for that we need eternal-light. The...
Posted: 15.03.2010
 
About: The search for origin of 'Bhāratīya Vidyā', ancient India's tradition of knowledge and learning, takes one to the age, which is much earlier than the period, believed by some scholars as the dividing line between Pre- Āryan and Post- Āryan periods of Indian history. However, when we look at the literature and the other sources of history of the Post-Āryan period, it can be placed into two...
Posted: 14.03.2010
 
About: The question arises as to how violence was born in man. His forbears - the primates - had already learnt the art of living together. Some other mammals had learnt it earlier. Then when and how did man become violent? This is an unanswered question. Man too is a social animal. He lives in society together with other fellow beings. But social life by its very definition implies a life of inter-relatedness...
Posted: 13.03.2010
 
About: "Nonviolence, relative Economics and A New Social Order" is an effort to explore various possibilities which can contribute to developing a consensus for practicing nonviolence in different fields of life and will go a long way in fulfilling the dream of peaceful world-order founded on the strong pillars of Ahimsa, Anekanta and Aparigraha. Nonviolence, Relative Economics and New Social Order, has now...
Posted: 12.03.2010
 
About: The present articles in this work have already been addressed to the First and Second International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action held from 5th December to 7th December 1988 at Ladnun and from 17th February to 21st February 1991 at Rajsamand, where a number of delegates from various countries like Russia, USA, Bangladesh, Australia, Japan, Canada, Great Britain, Sweden, Thailand, and Holland...
Posted: 11.03.2010
 
About: First the dawning of an idea and the very next moment its concrete image - this is possible only in the case of a devout, self-abnegating ascetic. The great ascetic Gurudev Shri Tulsi had a dream of a one-week series of discourses. It was duly communicated; a plan was formulated and implemented. The discourses are structured on three basic themes: Anuvrat Preksha Dhyan Jeevan Vigyan Anuvrat is a code of...
Posted: 10.03.2010
 
About: There is a timeless chasm existing between religion I philosophy and science. This has prevented each of them to be benefited by mutual interaction. The book is an humble attempt to bridge the chasm. According to Jainism, one of the oldest living religions and philosophies, karma is a psychophysical force of cyclic nature, i.e., it is the fruition of the past karma, which causes bondage of new karma...

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