Historical Dictionary of Jainism

Historical Dictionary of Jainism Jain is the term used for a person who has faith in the teachings of the Jinas Spiritual Victors Jinas are human beings who have overcome all passions kasayas and have attained enlightenment or omnisc

  • Title: Historical Dictionary of Jainism
  • Author: Kristi L. Wiley
  • ISBN: 9780810850514
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jain is the term used for a person who has faith in the teachings of the Jinas Spiritual Victors Jinas are human beings who have overcome all passions kasayas and have attained enlightenment or omniscience kevala jnana , who teach the truths they realized to others, and who attain liberation moksa from the cycle of rebirth samsara At the core of these teachingJain is the term used for a person who has faith in the teachings of the Jinas Spiritual Victors Jinas are human beings who have overcome all passions kasayas and have attained enlightenment or omniscience kevala jnana , who teach the truths they realized to others, and who attain liberation moksa from the cycle of rebirth samsara At the core of these teachings is nonviolence ahimsa , which has remained the guiding principle of Jain ethics and practices to this day In comparison with other religious traditions of South Asia, Jains are few in number, comprising less than one percent of India s population The Jain lay and mendicant communities, however, have maintained an unbroken presence in India for than 2,500 years and have influenced its culture throughout this time Historical Dictionary of Jainism covers the history of Jainism that spans a period of than 2,500 years The history, values, concepts and scriptures, eminent mendicant and lay leaders and scholars, places, institutions, and social and cultural factors are covered in over 450 dictionary entries This comprehensive reference work also includes an introductory essay, explanation of the Jain scriptures, chronology, appendices, bibliography, and an 8 page black and white photo spread This book provides an excellent introduction and overview to Jainism for scholars, students, and general readers.

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