Noāgamataḥ Bhāvanikṣepa

Posted: 08.03.2018
 
A variety of Bhāva Nikṣepa (transferred epithet for an actualized state); the epithet 'knower' given to the actualized state of 'knower' when he is an actual knower of the word under consideration as well as he is engaged in that activity (which is connoted by that word). upādhyāyārthajnaḥ adhyāpanakriyāpravṛttaśca noāgamato bhāvopādhyāyaḥ. (Jaisidī 10.9 Vṛ)

Noāgamataḥ Jñaśarira-bhavyaśarīra-vyatirikta Dravyanikṣepa

Posted: 08.03.2018
 
A variety of Noāgamataḥ Dravya Nikṣepa (virtually or metaphorically transferred epithet); that activity or substance, which is not related with one who was knower in the past or who would be knower in the future; e.g., the dravya mangala (physically auspicious objects) such as svastika, śrivatsa etc. which are devoid of both- the past as well as the present knower. tavvatirittaṃ jahā...

Noāgamataḥ Jñaśarīra Dravyanikṣepa

Posted: 08.03.2018
 
A variety of Noāga ṃataḥ Dravya Nikṣepa (virtually or metaphorically transferred epithet); the epithet 'knower' given to the body of the knower (soul), which used to know the subject under consideration, in the past but at present is devoid of that knowledge. jāṇagasarīradavvāvassayaṃ-āvassae tti payatthāhigārajāṇagassa jaṃ sarīrayaṃ vavagaya-citya cāviya-cattadehaṃ...

Bansidhar Bhatt (1.6.1929 – 4.9.2016)

Posted: 04.05.2017
By Dr. Kornelius Krümpelmann
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London With the passing away of Professor Bansidhar Bhatt, who was born on 1 June 1929 in Veda (Gujarat) and died on 4 September 2016 in Jaipur (Rajasthan), the international community of Indologists has lost a renowned scholar and a highly-esteemed colleague. Already in his student days Bhatt's great talent and unflinching dedication to his studies were...

Jaina Logic: SOAS Jaina Studies Workshop 2013 (Report)

Posted: 02.10.2016
By Lucas den Boer
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London The SOAS Centre for Jaina Studies hosted the 15th Jaina Studies Workshop on 22 March 2013 The theme was Jaina logic. On the evening prior to the workshop, Piotr Balcerowicz (University of Warsaw) delivered the 13th Annual Jaina Lecture: Jaina Logic and Epistemology: Is This How It All Began? Piotr Balcerowicz (University of Warsaw) Balcerowicz...

Āgamataḥ Bhāva Nikṣepa

Posted: 09.08.2016
By Lucas den Boer
A variety of Bhāva Nikṣepa (transferred epithet for an actualized state); the epithet 'knower' given to the actualized state of the 'knower' when he is an actual knower of the objects of knowledge as well as he is mindful about them (due to full attention directed to them). upādhyāyārthajñastadanubhavapariṇataśca āgamato bhāvopādhyāyaḥ. ( Jaisidī 10.0 Vṛ )

Āgamataḥ Dravya Nikṣepa

Posted: 09.08.2016
By Lucas den Boer
A variety of Dravya Nikṣepa (virtually or metaphorically transferred epithet); the epithet 'knower' given to the state of the 'knower' who, although conversant with the meaning of the entities like soul etc., is not mindful about them (due to absence of attention). āgamataḥ- jīvādipadārthajño'pi tatrā'nupayuktaḥ. ( Jaisidī 10.8 Vṛ )

Anuyogadvāra

Posted: 06.07.2016
By Lucas den Boer
A kind of Utkālika Śruta (a category of Āgamas (canonical works), which is allowed to be studied at all time barring the akāla prahara (i.e., the period in which the study of Āgamas is prohibited)); in which directions for the study of Pūrvas (canonical works of earlier lore) are given. ( Nandī 77) The system of exposition which has four doors- Upakrama , Nikṣepa , Anugama , Naya . ...cattāri...

The Unknown Loṅkā Tradition and the Cultural Unconscious (2)

Posted: 06.03.2016
By Dr. Peter Flügel
ESSENCE OF RIGHT BELIEF The Loṅkāgaccha tradition still exists today in small pockets in Gujarāt. Yet, the contemporary followers of the Loṅkāgaccha remember nothing of Loṅkā or his teachings anymore, and have only the vaguest idea of the recent history of their tradition. Not even Loṅkā's name is mentioned in their few idiosyncratic rituals. With two negligible exceptions, most of the modern texts...

Power and Insight in Jain Discourse VIII

Posted: 19.02.2016
By Dr. Peter Flügel
— VIII — In this essay, I proposed a theoretical interpretation of syncretic processes as forms of symbolic communication, broadly following Habermas' analyses of systematically distorted and latent strategic action, predicated on the work of Grice and sociolinguists such as Hymes, Gumperz, Fishman and Brown and Levinson. The advantage of this perspective, compared to classical hermeneutics, is that social...