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1 Padmanabh S. Jaini
Collected Papers on Jaina Studies
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2000; 8120816919 / 9788120816916; Hardcover; New; New; 
Throught his long academic career, P.S. Jaini has focused his research on the religious, hilosophical and literary achievements of the Buddhists and the Jains. His papers on Jaina Studies, scattered in many learned publications, are brought together here for the first time. They cover a wide range of topics including the Jaina view of the nature of reality, the doctrine of karma, the problem of rebirth, the idea of omniscience, the aptitude for salvation, and the assimilation of Hindu myths and rituals.Printed Pages: 446. 102439

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2 Karl H. Potter (Gen. Ed.); Edited By Karl H. Potter with Robert E. Buswell, Jr., Padmanabh S. Jaini, and Noble Ross Reat
Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies: Volume VII: Abhidharma Buddhism to 150 A.D.
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2006; 8120808959 / 9788120808959; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 636. 031400

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3 Padmanabh S. Jaini
Gender & Salvation: Jaina Debates on the Spiritual Liberation of Women
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1991; 81-215-0553-2; First Indian Edition; Hardbound; New; New; 
Among the religious traditions of India, only that of Jainas includes a substantial number of women in the community of religious aspirants who renounce the household life and take the vows of mendicancy. This phenomenon might suggest that Jaina women enjoy a status of religious and spiritual equality unparalleled elsewhere on the subcontinent, but even within the Jaina tradition there exists a deep schism concerning that status. In this volume, Professor Jaini brings to light heretofore untranslated texts evidencing a centuries-old debate between the two principal Jaina sects, the Digambaras and the Svetambaras, on the critical issue of whether or not women can attain spiritual liberation (moksa). The debate focuses on the question of whether total renunciation of clothing is a prerequisite to moksa. For the Digambaras, the example of total nudity set by Mahavira (599-527 B.C.), the central spiritual figure of Jainism, mandates an identical practice for all who aspire to the highest levels of religious attainment; Digambara monks therefore go about naked. For the Svetambaras, the renunciation necessary for such attainment is neither affected nor confirmed by the absence of clothes; Svetambara monks therefore go about clad in cotton robes. Both sects agree, however, that nudity is not permitted for women under any circumstances. This necessitates the conclusion that for the Digambaras a woman cannot attain moksa, while for the Svetambaras she can. From this conclusion follows a heated debate on a question of fundamental importance, namely, the manner, in which gender-based differences of biology and life experience may condition or limit an individual's ability to accomplish the ultimate religious goal. In addressing that question, the Jaina thinkers whose words are here translated demonstrate through logical analysis is a level of insight into the constraints on women and their spiritual attainments that transcends the context of the discussion and relates directly to current debates on the effect of gender in our own society. Printed Pages: 259. 016966

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4 Padmanabh S. Jaini (ed.)
The Pali Text Society; Oxford, UK; 1986; 0-8601-150-5; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; 
Printed Pages: 264. 007179

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5 Padmanabh S. Jaini
The Jaina Path of Purification
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8120815785 / 9788120815780; Fourth Reprint; Softcover; New; 
The religious tradition of the Jainas, unique in many respects, presents a fascinating array of doctrinal and social structures that stem from the anti-vedic movements of ancient times. Drawing extensively on primary sources, Professor Jaini provides a comprehensive introduction to the Jaina experience. Beginning with the Life of Mahavira the author elucidates the essentials of Jaina cosmology and philosophy as well as of the "path of purification" through which the soul may escape from its Karmic defilements and attain eternal salvation. This path constitutes the integral element within the broader frame-work of Jaina literature, lay ritual and the socio-historical factors, which enabled Jainism to survive and prosper to the present day. In particular, the author has examined the cardinal doctrine of ahimsa (non-harming), both in its impact upon Jaina religious consciousness and as a standard in applying its sacred principles to the conduct of every day life.Printed Pages: 392. 102441

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