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...

The Theory of Knowledge in Akalaṅka’s Laghīyastraya

Posted: 04.01.2018
 
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London This study, the focus of my doctoral dissertation, attempts to reconstruct the theory of knowledge according to Akalaṅka, a Jaina Digambara philosopher who lived in India during the 8th century C.E. (720-780?). It is based on a preliminary critical edition and a translation of Akalaṅka's Laghīyastraya and of Abhayacandra's commentary, entitled...

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...

Ācārya Śrī Bhadrabāhu

Posted: 12.05.2016
 
Bhadrabāhu was the seventh Pontiff. He was born in a Brahmin family of congregation Gotra in 94 V.N. in Pratiṣṭhanpura. He spent 45 years with the family as a householder and after that in 139 V.N. he was initiated into Nirgraṃtha Śramaṇa monkhood by Ācārya Yaśobhadra Swāmī, the 5th Pontiff. Serving his great & learned Guru, he concentrated & learnt Dwādaśāṃgī and became a Śrutakevalī. In...