Acharya Umasvami’s Tattvarthsutra आचार्य उमास्वामी विरचित "तत्त्वार्थसूत्र": With Hindi and English Translation

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Vikalp Printers, 2011 - Religion - 163 pages
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 A special feature of Acharya Umasvami’s Tattvarthsutra is that it is the first Jaina scripture written in the Sanskrit language. The work is of great value for the beginner as well as for the learned. Its composition has great charm. Each Sutra is composed in least possible words and can easily be memorized. Many Jains recite these Sutras.

Tattvarthsutra is invaluable for understanding life, and pursuit of happiness. The hardships and afflictions that we have to endure are of our own making. Our deeds, driven by passions, lead to sufferings and reproach in this world and in the next. Virtuous activity alone, which is the cause of merit (punya), leads to joyous feeling, auspicious life, charming and lustrous physique, and high status. Our ultimate goal is the attainment of the divine attributes, in fullness and perfection, of our souls. We can reach our goal only through the three-fold path of right faith, right knowledge and right conduct.


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About the author (2011)

Having had his schooling from Mhow and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Vijay K. Jain (b. 1951) did his graduation in Electronics Engineering from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, and Post-Graduation in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

An independent researcher, Vijay K. Jain has authored several books, and translated into English a number of profound Jaina Scripture:

Marketing Management for Small Units (1988).

Jain Dharma : Mańgala Paricaya – जैन धर्म : मंगल परिचय – (1994).

From IIM-Ahmedabad to Happiness (2006).

Āchārya Umāsvāmi’s Tattvārthsūtra – with Hindi and English Translation (2011).

Āchārya Kundkund’s Samayasāra – with Hindi and English Translation (2012).

Shri Amritchandra Suri’s Purusārthasiddhyupāya – with Hindi and English Translation (2012).

Ācārya Nemichandra’s Dravyasamgraha – with Authentic Explanatory Notes (2013).

Ācārya Pūjyapāda’s Istopadeśa – The Golden Discourse (2014).

Ācārya Samantabhadra’s Svayambhūstotra – Adoration of the Twenty-four Tīrthankara (2015).

Ācārya Samantabhadra’s Āptamīmāmsā (Devāgamastotra) – Deep Reflection On The Omniscient Lord (2016).

Ācārya Samantabhadra’s Ratnakarandaka-śrāvakācāra – The Jewel-casket of Householder’s Conduct (2016).

Ācārya Pūjyapāda’s Samādhitantram – Supreme Meditation (2017).

Ācārya Kundakunda’s Pravacanasāra – Essence of the Doctrine (2018).

Ācārya Umāsvāmī’s Tattvārthasūtra – With Explanation in English from Ācārya Pūjyapāda’s Sarvārthasiddhi (2018).

Ācārya Kundakunda’s Niyamasāra – The Essence of Soul-adoration (With Authentic Explanatory Notes) (2019).

Ācārya Guņabhadra’s Ātmānuśāsana – Precept on the Soul (2019).

Ācārya Kundakunda’s Pańcāstikāya-samgraha – With Authentic Explanatory Notes in English (The Jaina Metaphysics) (2020).

आचार्य समन्तभद्र विरचित स्तुतिविद्या (जिनशतक अथवा जिनस्तुतिशतं) – Ācārya Samantabhadra’s Stutividya – In Sanskrit and Hindi (2020).

आचार्य समन्तभद्र विरचित युक्त्यनुशासन – Ācārya Samantabhadra’s Yuktyanuśāsana – In Sanskrit and Hindi (2020).

English translation of: दिगम्बराचार्य विशुद्धसागर विरचित सत्यार्थ-बोध – Ācārya Viśuddhasāgara’s Satyārtha-bodha – Know The Truth (2021).

Ācārya Māņikyanandi’s Parīkşāmukha Sūtra – Essence of the Jaina Nyāya (2021).

Mr. Jain is the proprietor of Vikalp Printers, a small, high-end printing and publishing firm, based in Dehradun, India.

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