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Jainism
The World of Conquerors

Natubhai Shah

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In two volumes

“These two volumes provide an intimate vantage view of what the author calls ‘the world of conquerors’ – a world of inner and outer space waiting to be conquered not by warlike weapons unleashed by greed, malice, domination, violence and exploitation but by peaceful conquerors following principles and practice of Right Knowledge, Right Faith, and Right Austerities, based on reverence for life, compassion, non-violence, equanimity and a sense of mutual interdependence.” From the Foreword by His Excellency Dr L. M. Singhvi, formerly High Commissioner for India


Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgements
Transliteration and Pronunciation

1 Introduction
The Meaning of Life
The Antiquity of Jainism

2 History
The Origins of Jainism and the First Tirthankara—Risabhadeva
The Later Tirthankaras
Vardhamana Mahavira
The Jain Sangha, Monks and Nuns, Yatis and Bhattarakas
Prominent Aacaaryas
Royal Patronage
Popular Support
Decline and Revival
The Schisms
Jain Migration Abroad
Jains in the Twentieth Century

3 Teachings of Mahavira
The Path of Purification
Jain Ethics
Ahimsaa, Aparigraha, Anekaantavaada
Austerities
Jain Yoga and Meditation

4 The Jain Community

The Fourfold Order
Monks and Nuns, and their Daily Duties
Laypeople and their Daily Duties
Jain Society as Depicted in the Narrative Literature
Jain Society in the Contemporary World
The Future—Jains and Jainism

5 Popular Jainism
Regular Practices and Rituals
Svetambara Rituals
Penitential Retreat
Digambara Rituals and Rituals of Other Sects
Social Rituals
Jain Sacred Days and Festivals

6 Jainism in the Modern World
Human Attitudes and Jain Ethics
Animal Welfare
Environmental Concerns
Vegetarianism
Jain Food Habits

7 Current Trends and Conclusions
The Current State of Jainism

Appendices:
I Major Events in the Chronological History of Jains
II Nutritional Values of Vegetarian Food
III Quick Calorie Reckoner for Common Indian Vegetarian Food

Glossary
Bibliography for Sources and References in English
Bibliography for Sources and References in Indian Languages
Index


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Publication Details

 
Hardback ISBN:
Vol. 1: 978-1-898723-30-1
 
Paperback ISBN:
Vol. 2: 978-1-898723-31-8
 
Page Extent / Format:
334 pp. / 229 x 152 mm
 
Release Date:
September 1998
  Illustrated:   Yes
 
Vol. 1: Price:
£45.00 / $65.00
 
Vol. 2: Price:
£45.00 / $65.00
 

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