Acharya Umasvami’s 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 Umasvami’s 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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Tattvarthasutra is like the Holy Bible for Jainas. It teaches us to acquire the Right Faith, the foundation for Right Knowledge and Right Conduct. This Scripture makes us realize how important it is to acquire Right Knowledge. This is an amazing work and I hope that this legacy is carried on through the years to come. 

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THE SCIENCE OF PHILOSOPHY 2500 YEARS AGO IS SUPERB AND SO MINUET LEANINGS.

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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 Units’, ‘Jain Dharma: Mangal Parichaya’, ‘From IIM-Ahmedabad to Happiness’, ‘Acharya Umasvami’s Tattvarthsutra, with Hindi and English Translation’, ‘Acharya Kundkund’s Samayasara, with Hindi and English Translation', ‘Shri Amritchandra Suri’s 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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