Jainism: A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-violence

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1998 - Jainism - 267 pages
Kurt Titze invites the reader, after acquainting him or her with the main tenets of the world`s classical religion of non-violence, to join him on a fascinating pilgrimage. The past glories of India have been and still are a favourite subject in books and films. In this book with its 350 illustrations spread over 280 pages, Kurt titze enfolds a sequence of glories which have been kept alive to the present-day. The aim of this book is to entice the reader to ask his way to spots and sites that are not mentioned in tourist guide books. To the Digambara Meru temple in Old Delhi, for example, or to the Veerayatan Ashram on the outskirts of Rajgir run by Jaina nuns, or to the rock-cut twenty-four Tirthankaras near Gingee in Tamilnadu. That an increasing number of people who pick up this book may do so instead of climbing the ramparts of yet another fort or of gazing at yet another collection of horrifying weapons.
 

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Dear Kurt Titze,
I was in Europe 20 June to 27 August 2011, visiting France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. In Germany I had been to near Frankfut, Hamburg, near Ulm and near
Munick. Having no your contact details of you, I can not visit you. Hope you are well - DIPAK Sutaria, 38 Jain Society, EllisBridge, Ahmedabad - 380 006.
dipaktour@gmail.com, +91 9426501974
 

Contents

Section 1
14
Section 2
42
Section 3
45
Section 4
58
Section 5
62
Section 6
65
Section 7
79
Section 8
80
Section 11
115
Section 12
132
Section 13
139
Section 14
185
Section 15
199
Section 16
218
Section 17
228
Section 18
244

Section 9
109
Section 10
113
Section 19
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Page 2 - All breathing, existing, living, sentient creatures should not be slain , nor treated with violence, nor abused nor tormented, nor driven away.
Page 19 - The second great vow runs thus: I renounce all vices of lying speech (arising) from anger or greed or fear or mirth. I shall neither myself speak lies, nor cause others to speak lies, nor consent to the speaking of lies by others.
Page 19 - The third great vow runs thus: I renounce all taking of anything not given, either in a village or a town or a wood, either of little or much, of small or great, of living or lifeless things. I shall neither take myself what is not given, nor cause others to take it, nor consent to their taking it.
Page 19 - The first great vow, Sir, runs thus: I renounce all killing of living beings, whether subtile or gross, whether movable or immovable. Nor shall I myself kill living beings (nor cause others to do it, nor consent to it). As long as I live, I confess and blame, repent and exempt myself of these sins, in the thrice threefold way 515, in mind, speech, and body.
Page 20 - I renounce all attachments 2 , whether little or much, small or great, living or lifeless; neither shall I myself form such attachments, nor cause others to do so, nor consent to their doing so, &c.

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