That which is

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1994 - Religion - 324 pages
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That Which Is, known as the Tattvartha Sutra to Jains, is recognized by all four Jaina traditions as the earliest, most authoritative and comprehensive summary of their religion. Unique in bringing together classical commentaries from each tradition, this translation of the Tattvartha Sutra provides in one volume a detailed explanation of the universe, the place of humanity within it and the path through it to liberation.
  

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Must Read Book For all Young Jains....

Contents

VI
1
VII
29
VIII
65
IX
91
X
119
XI
147
XII
165
XIII
185
XVII
271
XVIII
275
XIX
279
XX
287
XXI
289
XXII
295
XXIII
296
XXIV
299

XIV
209
XV
249
XVI
265

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Page xxxiv - His mind thus put at ease, the aspirant further pacifies himself by reaching toward all beings through the four 'boundless states' . These correspond exactly to the 'brahmavihäras' in Buddhism and to the 'cultivations for mental pacification' in the Yoga system: "Friendship towards all beings Delight in the qualities of virtuous ones, Utmost compassion for afflicted beings, Equanimity towards those who are not well-disposed towards me, May my soul have such dispositions (as these) for ever!"1...
Page xli - Fathpur-Sikri, and persuaded the emperor to release prisoners and caged birds, and to prohibit the killing of animals on certain days. In the following year (1583) those orders were extended, and disobedience to them was made a capital offence. Akbar renounced his much-loved hunting and restricted the practice of fishing.
Page xxxvii - I ask pardon of all living creatures. May all of them pardon me. May I have a friendly relationship with all beings and unfriendly with none.
Page xxxv - Jaini5 notes that it is a rare individual who actually vows to accept the restraints or perform the holy activities which his religion calls upon him to do.

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