Living Jainism: An Ethical Science

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John Hunt Publishing, Jun 28, 2013 - Religion - 227 pages
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Living Jainism explores a system of thought that unites ethics with rational thought, in which each individual is his or her own guru and social conscience extends beyond human society to animals, plants and the whole of the natural world. The Jain Dharma is a humane and scientific spiritual pathway that has universal significance. With the re-emergence of India as a world power, Jain wisdom deserves to be better known so that it can play a creative role in global affairs. Living Jainism reveals the relevance of Jain teachings to scientific research and human society, as well as our journey towards understanding ourselves and our place in the universe.
 

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Contents

Foreword by David Frawley
Jains Jainism and Jainness
Jain Scriptures
The Jain Syllogism
The Karmic Process
Jiva and Ajiva The Natureof the Jiva
Truth 2 The Jain Hierarchy of Life
Karmic Components
Truth 4A Practical Karmic Fusion
Accidental or Occupational Himsa
The Purification Prescription
Why Jain Science?
Comparative Views
Further Reading
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

Aidan Rankin is a writer and researcher on spiritual and esoteric matters. He lives in Yorkshire and is on the National Council of the Theosophical Society. Kanti Mardia lives in Leeds, UK. He has published many research papers and monographs on Statistics. He has also published several articles on Jainism, and was Editor of Jaina.

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