Jainism: Precepts and Practice, 2 vols

By: Puran Chand Nahar & Krishnachandra Ghosh (Authors)

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Brahmanic and Sramanic, these two religious traditions, fairly, epitomized the religious ethos of ancient Indian people. The former, in some form or the other, banks upon the Idea of God, and, consequently depends upon the Grace of God for achieving moksa or Absolute Freedom. Whereas, in Sramanic religious tradition. God is replaced by Man himself, and, for achieving Nirvana, one has to rely solely upon one`s own Grace. Jainism, very much like Buddhism, subscribes to the Sramanic view of man`s predicament and shows the way out of it. For Man of Today, using Nicfzsche`s phrase, God is Dead. Now, he must seek light from Sramanic view, while doing away with the Idea of God. Vardhaman Mahavira (6th B.C.), the last and twenty fourth tirthankara in the Jaina religious tradition, through his own efforts, without any aid from divine or human agency, discovered Kevala Jnana or perfect knowledge and shared it with his contemporaries, now preserved in Jaina Agamas or Scriptures, in Prakrit language. This book provides an ample opportunity for those interested in an authentic Jaina version of Sramanic religious tradition, worked out both in the background of western philosophy and orthodox Indian philosophical systems. Printed Pages: 842.

Title: Jainism: Precepts and Practice, 2 vols

Author Name: Puran Chand Nahar & Krishnachandra Ghosh (Authors)

Categories: India, Jainism,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sundeep Prakashan: 1988

ISBN: 8185066183

ISBN 13: 9788185066189

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 112729

Keywords: Jainism: Precepts and Practice, 2 vols Puran Chand Nahar & Krishnachandra Ghosh (Authors)