The Clever Adulteress and Other Stories: A Treasury of Jaina Literature

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Phyllis Granoff
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1993 - Sanskrit literature - 290 pages
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The stories in this collection span almost one thousand years of story-telling in India. Most originate in North India and all were written by Jain monks for the edification and amusement of the faithful. The treasures of India`s heritage of story-telling are known to us today mainly from these Jain stories which have been carefully preserved through the years. The Stories in The Clever Adulteress have been translated by a renowned group of scholars from India, North America and Europe. Each translator has chosen his or her favorites from the vast treasures of Jain literature.

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Great set of Jain stories. Has some good descriptions and commentary on cultural information, too. A little heavy for a "fun read", but generally worth it. Read full review


B Definitions and illustrations of repentance 1 Stepping back
Taking care 3 Avoiding negative points
Warding off 5 Turning back
about two wrestlers
about two friends 3 Firmly keeping to religious orthodoxy about two monks 4 Penance observed without support about Mahagiri etc 5 Learning the ...
about two pupils 11 Purtty about a mercliant about Narada 12 Right faith about a painting
Stories from the later didactic story collections
Friedhelm Hardy
Of monks poets faithful wives and others from the medieval
two stories from a medieval pilgrimage
The minister Cdnakya from the Parisistaparvan of Hemacandra
Of kings and sages from the Adipurana Ralph Strohl
selections from a medieval pilgrimage

Dharmaghosa and DharmayaSas 8 Not being greedy about Ksullakakumdra etc 9 Forbearance success in a svayamvara

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Page 285 - ... love had engaged herself to another, he was perfectly happy, having cured himself of his passion by satirising it. He was helped to bear his woe by the pleasure of caricaturing it. After figuring as a theatrical architect in Bamberg and conductor of an orchestra in Dresden, he went to Berlin, where he spent the last years of his life as a member of the Kammergericht (one of the principal courts of justice). As was natural, the astonishingly gifted man who could write books, improvise on the piano,...

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