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Jainism: History, Society, Philosophy and Practice

By: Agustin Paniker & David Sutcliffe (Authors)

Price: $66.90

Publisher: New Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt Ltd: 2017

Edition: Second Reprint

Seller ID: 900017

ISBN: 8120834607

Condition: New


Jainism is a tradition which dates back thousands of years, which is unbelievably rich and profound, and which has certain unmistakable signs of identity. Contrary to what some might think, it is not in any sense a poor relation of Buddhism, nor is a strange, atheistic and ascetic sect within Hinduism. Jainism is, above all, the religion of non-violence (ahimsa), an ideal which all other religions of India were subsequently to make theirs and which was made universal by Gandhi in the 20th century. Like Buddhism, Jainism is a religion without God which paradoxically opens to the truly sacred in... View more info