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Perspectives in Jainism
Authorship Description
Dr. Jagdish Prasad Jain.
Bibliographical Details xiv, 291 p. 23 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Kaveri Books.
ISBN-10 8174791655
ISBN-13 9788174791658, 978-8174791658
Year of Publication 2017.
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Perspectives in Jainism

"This volume evaluates the major dimensons of Jainism and highlights the relevance of Jain princples in life in the 21st century. It discusses the role of `samyak-darshan' (enlightened world-view) in life, `anekant' (multifacetedness of reality) in thought, `ahimsa' (non-violence) in conduct and voluntary limitation of wants and possessions (aparigraha) in society.

The book evaluates the significance of the jaina concepts of `jiva' and `paryaya' (modifications) of substance, which is characterized by both permanence and change. It goes on to highlight the significant contributions of Acharya Kundakunda and describes the views of Shvetambara scholars, particularly Dalsukh Malvania, M. A. Dhaky and the Terapanthi sect on Kundakunda. It also describes the similarities and differences between Acharya Kundakunda and Vedantin Shankracharya and shows how the latter was indebted to the former.

The study examines the various criteria of good or morality, particularly the Western concept of utilitarianism and the relationship between morality and spirituality. The work compares Jain ethical values with the principles of Islam and deals with the art and science of forgiveness. The work also describes the concept of ultimate reality in Jainism and the objectivity and subjectivity in science and spirituality.

This book will be useful to scholars and students of Indian philosophy and religion, particularly Jainism."
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Glossary of Jaina Technical Terms


1. Jainism in the 21st Century

2. Relevance of Jain Principles in Modern Context

3. Jaina Concept of Jiva and Modern Science

4. The Concept of `Paryaya' in Jainism

5. Malvania's Assessment of Contributions of Kundakunda

6. Shvetambara Scholars on Kundakunda : An Appraisal

7. Kundakunda and Shankaracharya

8. Pandit Todarmal on Kanjipanthi as `Nishchayabhasi Mithyadarshti'

9. Criteria of Good or Morality

10. Jain Ethical Values and Islam

11. Objectivity and Subjectivity in Science and Spirituality

12. Ultimate Reality in Jainism

Name Index

Title Index

Word Index

Subject Index

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