Collected Papers on Jaina Studies

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Padmanabh S. Jaini
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 2000 - Jaina philosophy - 428 pages
"Throughout his long academic career, P.S. Jaini has focused his research on the religious, philosophical and literary achievements of the Buddhists and the Jains. His papers on Jaina Studies, scattered in many learned publications, are brought together here for the first time. They cover a wide range of topics including the Jaina view of the nature of reality, the doctrine of karma, the problem of rebirth, the idea of omniscience, the aptitude for salvation, and the assimilation of Hindu myths and rituals."--Publisher description.
 

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Contents

Ahirrtsa Ajaina Way of Spiritual Discipline
19
Amrtacandra SEtris Exposition on Reality
39
Svatantravacanamrta of Kanakasena
83
Ajaina Doctrine
95
Karma and the Problem of Rebirth in jainism
121
Text and Translation
147
jaina Debates on the Spiritual Liberation of Women
163
Text and Translation
199
jaina Festivals
243
Indian Perspectives on the Spirituality of Animals
253
Is There a Popular jainism?
267
jaina Attitudes on Eating
281
Literary Evidence for Their Identification on Kusana Sculptures
297
jAINA PURANAS
323
jina Rsabha as an Avatara of Visnu
325
Mahabharata Motifs in the jaina Pandavapurana
351

JAINA ETHICS AND PRAXIS
217
Samayika
219
The Pure and the Auspicious in the jaina Tradition
229
A Case of jaina Sectarian Plagiarism
363
A Puraanic Counter Tradition
375
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