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Historical dictionary of Jainism

by Kristi L. Wiley

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Published by Scarecrow Press in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jainism -- History -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementKristi L. Wiley.
    GenreDictionaries.
    SeriesHistorical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements ;, no. 53
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL1303 .W45 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxl, 287 p. :
    Number of Pages287
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3289887M
    ISBN 100810850516
    LC Control Number2004003960

    He has also tried to depict differences between Jainism and Baudhdhism, where applicable. By birth, I'm Jain(and trying to be Jain by act)and I appreciate many historical perspective on Jainism. Also, as mentioned in the book, Jainism is scientific religion - covering Physics, Math and other subjects.   The A to Z of Jainism covers the history of Jainism that spans a period of more than 2, years. The history, values, concepts, and scriptures; eminent mendicant, lay leaders, and scholars; and places, institutions, social, and cultural factors are covered in over dictionary s: 1.

    The holy book of Jainism is a collection of texts known as Agam Literature or the Agam Sutras. Jains see these texts, which are the transcriptions of Lord Mahavir's sermons, as sacred documents. Jainism is an Eastern religion with origins in . The history of Jainism is steeped in antiquity. It is not clear when the tradition began. Mahavira was the last of the Tirthankaras in a lineage of 24 Thirthankaras, which suggests that the tradition originated long before the birth of Mahavira. Religious Texts Rituals & Ceremonies Art & Architecture Video Works Cited Background Unlike most common monotheistic religions, Jainism does not have one holy book that characterizes their faith. Instead they have a collection of holy writings and scriptures. The holy teachers are called the Jina, and they are the epitome of teaching for all.

    Jainism is one of the oldest religions of India, dating back to as far as ninth century BCE. The origin of Jainism is obscure. The followers of Jainism believe that their religion is eternal and Rishabhanath, the first tirthankara, was also its fo. Jainism evokes images of monks wearing face-masks to protect insects and mico-organisms from being inhaled. Or of Jains sweeping the ground in front of them to ensure that living creatures are not inadvertently crushed: a practice of non-violence so radical as to defy easy comprehension/5. Jainism definition, a dualistic religion founded in the 6th century b.c. as a revolt against current Hinduism and emphasizing the perfectibility of human nature and liberation of the soul, especially through asceticism and nonviolence toward all living creatures. See more.


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