Faith & Philosophy of Jainism

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Gyan Publishing House, 2009 - Jaina philosophy - 319 pages
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Preface 1. Jainism: An Introduction 2. History The Ancientness of Jainism, Origin, Early History, Medieval History, Modem History, References 3. Philosophy Basic Philosophy, Divine Laws, Primary Beliefs, Jiva, Ajiva, Asrava, Bandha, Samvara, Nirjara, Moksh, Ethics, Metaphysics, Jainism: A Scientific Religion, Difference between Jainism and Vedic Hindu Religion, References 4. Concept of God Defining God, Arihant, Siddha, Dimensions of God, Deities, Yakshas and Yakshanis, Philosophy of God, Messengers of God, Tirthankar, Nirvana, References 5. Main Figures Main Figures in Early Period, Ajitnath, Sambhavnath, Abhinandannatha, Sumatinatha, Padmaprabha, Suparshavnatha, Chandraprabha, Pushpadanta, Sheetalnath, Shreyansanath, Vasupujya Swami, Vimalnath, Anantnath, Dharmanath, Shantinath, Kunthunath, Aranath, Mallinath, Main Figures in Medieval Period, Unisuvrata, Naminath, Neminatha, Parshavanath, Bhagwan Mahavir, Main Figures in Modem Period, Kundakunda, Acharya Hemachandra, References 6. Scriptures Divine Words, Namokar Mantra, Religious Scriptures, Agam Literature, Ang-agams, Ang-bahya-agams, Classification of Angbahya- agams, Digambar Jain Literature, Shatkhand-agam, Kashaypahud, Four Anuyogas, Details, Non-Religious Scriptures, References Faith & Philosophy of Jainism 7. Teachings Spiritual Teachings, Redemption, Devotion to God, Ethical Actions, Message of Harmony and Love, References 8. Moral Value System Moral Values, Morality in Life, Moral Values for Leader, Moral Duties of Subjects, Moral values in Society, Pratimas, Practical Aspects, References 9. Movements Religious Movements, The Sthanakvasi, Terapanth, The Kanji Swami Panth, Shrimad Rajachandra, Reform Movements, Reform Movements in the Digambar Sect, Reform Movements in the Shvetambar Sect, Revivalist Movements, References 10. Reformers Reformers in Early Period, Kundakunda, Acharya Bhadrabahu, Tiruvalluvar, Siddhasen Diwakar, Reformers in Medieval Period, Pujyapada, Haribhadra, Acharya Hemachandra, Reformers in Modern Period, Acharya Bhikshu, Acharya Rajendrasuri, Acharya Tulsi, Acharya Mahapragya, References 11. Major Sects Digambar Sect, Sub Sects, Shvetambar Sect, Sub Sects, References 12. Demographic Propagation Origin, Early Rise, Factors Responsible for Rise, Jainism in other Parts of World, Demographics, References 13. Socio-Political Influence Socio-Political Identity, Jainism and Politics, Fundamentalism, Contemporary Politics, References 14. Religious Rituals and Traditions 15. Society Social Order, Social Conduct, Social Ethics, Traditional Values, Caste System, Status of Women, References 16. Festivals Bhagwan Mahavir Jayanti, Paryusana Parva, Diwali, New Year, Gyan Panchami, Paush dashami, Akshay Tritiya Tapa, Maun-agiyaras, Navapad Oli, Yaksha Puja, Snatra Mahotsav, Atthai Mahotsav, References 17. Religious Places 18. Art and Iconography 19. Mahatma Gandhi, Jainism and Indias Freedom Struggle Gandhis Life, Gandhi and Jainism, Gandhi & Jainism Principle of Ahimsa, Doctrine of Ahimsa and Freedom Movement, References 20. Jainism in Modern World Diaspora, Modem Religious Movements, Spiritual Revolution, Future, Jainism as a Global Religion, Great Mens Views on Jainism, References Bibliography Index

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Page 18 opened up as a "look inside" and that was enough to put this review in. Shri Arun Kumar Jain, by the name suggests that he is a Jain, knows nothing of Jainism when he says that Jainism and Buddhism are post Vedic, starting in the later Vedic period as he puts it 1000 to 600BC. Buddhism is 600BC and certainly post Vedic but Jainism is pre Vedic and that too by many centuries. Maybe he needs to read up a bit about Jain history before he decides to write about the same. 


An Introduction
Concept of God
Main Figures
Moral Value System
SocioPolitical Influence
Religious Rituals and Traditions
Religious Places
Art and Iconography
Mahatma Gandhi Jainism and Indias Freedom Struggle
Jainism in Modern World

Major Sects
Demographic Propagation

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