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Title Living Jainism : an ethical science / Kanti V. Mardia and Aidan D. Rankin.
Author Mardia, K. V., author.
Publication Alresford, Hants : Mantra Books, 2013.
Copyright date ©2013
Description 214 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call # 294.4 M
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-185) and index.
Summary 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.
Contents Foreword / David Frawley -- Introduction -- Jains, Jainism and 'Jainness' -- Jain logic -- Truth 1: The Jiva and karmic matter -- Truth 2: The Jain hierarchy of life -- Truth 3: Cycles of birth, death and rebirth -- Truth 4A: Practical karmic fusion -- Truth 4B: Extreme absorption of karmons -- Truth 4C: The path to self-conquest -- The purification prescription -- Epilogue: Why Jain science? -- Appendix 1: A brief life of Mahavira -- Appendix 2: Comparative views.
Subject Jainism.
Jainism -- History.
Jainism. (OCoLC)fst00981236
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Rankin, Aidan, 1966- author.
ISBN 9781780999128 (paperback)
1780999127 (paperback)

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