Acharya Umasvamiís Tattvarthsutra: With Hindi and English Translation

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Vikalp Printers, 2011 - Jaina philosophy - 163 pages
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 A special feature of Acharya Umasvamiís Tattvarthsutra is that it is the first Jaina scripture written in the Sanskrit language. The work is of great value for the beginner as well as for the learned. Its composition has great charm. Each Sutra is composed in least possible words and can easily be memorized. Many Jains recite these Sutras.

Tattvarthsutra is invaluable for understanding life, and pursuit of happiness. The hardships and afflictions that we have to endure are of our own making. Our deeds, driven by passions, lead to sufferings and reproach in this world and in the next. Virtuous activity alone, which is the cause of merit (punya), leads to joyous feeling, auspicious life, charming and lustrous physique, and high status. Our ultimate goal is the attainment of the divine attributes, in fullness and perfection, of our souls. We can reach our goal only through the three-fold path of right faith, right knowledge and right conduct.

  

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A very profound Jaina religious book. Must read for scholars.

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About the author (2011)

Having had his schooling from Mhow and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Vijay K. Jain did his graduation in Electronics Engineering from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and Post-Graduation in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Mr. Jain had earlier been associated, as a visiting faculty teaching marketing management and entrepreneurship, with several institutions including National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), and University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee). He is an Ex-President of Dehradun Management Association.

He has written/edited several books:

Marketing Management for Small Unitsí, ĎJain Dharma: Mangal Parichayaí, ĎFrom IIM-Ahmedabad to Happinessí, ĎAcharya Umasvamiís Tattvarthsutra, with Hindi and English Translationí, ĎAcharya Kundkundís Samayasara, with Hindi and English Translation', ĎShri Amritchandra Suriís Purushartha Siddhyupaya - Realization of the Pure Self - with Hindi and English Translation' and 'Acarya Nemichandra's Dravyasamgraha - with Authentic Explanatory Notes'.

He is the proprietor of Vikalp Printers, a high-end printing and publishing firm, based in Dehradun. 

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