The A to Z of Jainism by Kristi L. Wiley

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  • Title: The A to Z of Jainism
  • Author: Kristi L. Wiley
  • Category: Faith
  • Date: June 2009
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780810863378

 

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Jain is the time period used for an individual who has religion within the teachings of the Jinas (‘Non secular Victors’). Jinas are human beings who’ve overcome all passions (kasayas) and have attained enlightenment or omniscience (kevala-jnana), who educate the truths they realized to others, and who attain liberation (moksa) from the cycle of rebirth (samsara). On the core of those teachings is nonviolence (ahimsa), which has remained the guideline of Jain ethics and practices to this present day. As compared with different spiritual traditions of South Asia, Jains are few in quantity, comprising lower than one % of India’s inhabitants. The lay and mendicant communities of the Jain, nevertheless, have maintained an unbroken presence in India for more than 2,500 years and have influenced its tradition all through this time. The A to Z of Jainism covers the historical past of Jainism that spans a interval of more than 2,500 years. The historical past, values, ideas, and scriptures; eminent mendicant, lay leaders, and students; and locations, establishments, social, and cultural elements are lined in over 450 dictionary entries. This complete reference work additionally consists of an introductory essay, rationalization of the Jain scriptures, chronology, appendixes, and bibliography. This guide gives a wonderful introduction and overview to Jainism for students, college students, and normal readers

 

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