Darśanācāra (Conduct-qua-Faith)

Posted: 13.07.2019
 
The conduct that is related to the right faith is known as Darśanācāra (the conduct of faith).. Right faith means faith and interest in truth. Right faith is of two types-(i) transcendental (ii) empirical. The transcendental right faith is related to the internal purification of the soul only and the empirical right faith is related to the monastic, sects or sampradāya ...

Ways of Knowing Previous Births

Posted: 26.06.2019
 
There are three ways depicted in the Acārā ṅ ga S ūtra for knowing the previous births: One's own power of recollection Exposition by the omniscient Hearing directly from others Sva Sm ṛ ti (One's own power of recollection) One of the ways of knowing one's previous birth is, the awakening of one's own power of recollection. Memory of previous birth through one's own power of...

Īryāpathikī and Sāmparāyikī kriyā

Posted: 16.06.2019
 
There are two kinds of Bondage - Iryākpathika (Instantaneous) and Sāmparāyika (Long Term). The bondage which occurs due to physical act only is called an instantaneous bondage, while the bondage caused due to passions is called a long-term bondage. Nature of Īryāpathikī kriyās When the body is in motion, the activities undertaken by the body for motion are called as...

Analysis of Kankṣā Mohanīya (View-deluding Inclination)

Posted: 08.06.2019
 
Generally, kānkṣā is considered as a subtype of Mohanīya karma. In Bhagavatī, there is a description that bondless-śramaṇa (an ascetic) experiences kānk ṣ ā mohanīya (view deluding inclination) in thirteen ways viz. due to suspicion, misguided inclination, doubt, split in opinion and defilement, in respect of varieties of knowledge, belief, conduct,...

Structure and Contents

Posted: 20.01.2019
 
According to Samavāyā ṅ ga and Nandī, this text has more than hundred chapters, ten thousand sections and ten thousand sub sections. The available text does not match with the above said description. At present it has one hundred and thirty eight Śatakas (chapters) and 1925 sections. Out of them, first 32 śataka are independent chapters. From 23th to 39th śataka among these...

10.08.2018 ►Acharya Shri VidyaSagar Ji Maharaj ke bhakt ►News

Posted: 14.08.2018
 
News in Hindi सुभाग्य आपको भी बुला रहा हैं.. 31st अगस्त अभिषेक अंतिम तिथि... श्री बाहुबली का नह्वन कराने जुड़ गया सारा देश.. फिर नीर क्षीर की धाराओं में भीग रहे गोमटेश! जैन...

03.08.2018 ►Acharya Shri VidyaSagar Ji Maharaj ke bhakt ►News

Posted: 06.08.2018
 
News in Hindi सर्व काल वे गोमटेश प्रभु मेरे द्वारा वंदित है!!! जय जय बाहुबली स्वामी! जय जय बाहुबली स्वामी! Who is Tirthankara? and, what’s his role? #worthyRead Time rolls along in eternal cycles of rise and decline. Utsarpini is a “rising” era in, which...

Jain Sites of Tamil Nadu: A CD published by the French Institute of Pondicherry

Posted: 31.05.2018
By Prof. Dr. Nalini Balbir
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London The vast region corresponding to today's Tamil Nadu had an enduring presence of Jain communities from the first centuries before the beginning of the common era until now. Tamil Brāhmī inscriptions (Figure 1), rock-beds, sculptured rocks, temples (Figure 2), loose Jain images are some important manifestations of this historical presence. Worship...

Jaina Objects at the British Museum

Posted: 31.05.2018
By Sushma Jansari
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London The British Museum holds at least 125 Jaina objects from India that span almost two thousand years of Jaina history. Stone and metal sculpture is particularly well represented, although a small number of textiles, painted palm-leaf manuscripts and a yantra that dates to 1631 are also included among the collections. The refurbishment of the Sir...

The Theater of Renunciation: Religion and Pleasure in Medieval Gujarat

Posted: 30.05.2018
By Aleksandra Restifo
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London Śvetāmbara canonical and commentarial literature prohibits Jain mendicants from engaging with dance, drama, and other forms of aesthetic activity and enjoins laypeople to abstain from sensual pleasures.These activities stir up emotions and passions and infringe on monastic and lay discipline. However, Śvetāmbara sources describe the dancing of...