Life Force: The World of Jainism (Google eBook)
Outside India, little is known of Jainism, one of the oldest religions in the world; a gentle faith whose ancient precepts have always nurtured an ecological way of life, and which numbers today nearly ten million adherents. At the root of Jainism's compassionate philosophy is the practice of ahimsa, meaning non-violence, an approach to the world that greatly influenced Mahatma Gandhi. Today, with the earth's environment and everyone of its species under constant siege, Jainism has more of a role to play than ever before. In this accessible and thought-provoking portrait of a religion, the Jain antidotes to human violence and environmental abuse come elegantly and persuasively to light.
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Life force: the world of JainismUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Tobias, formerly a professor of ecology and the humanities and currently a writer-director-producer of television films (including Ahisma: Non-Violence ), provides an excellent introduction to Jain ... Read full review
Review: Life Force: The World of JainismUser Review - Shauli Chaudhuri - Goodreads
I my quest to scratch the surface of multiple religions, I read this to understand "the other's view" of Jainism. Very easy to read. Read full review