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The Jaina Path of Purification

Jaini, Padmanabh S.

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ISBN 10: 0520034597 / ISBN 13: 9780520034594
Editorial: Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.: University of California Press, 1979, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A., 1979
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xv, 374 pp. B&w photo illus. The Indian religious tradition of the Jainas. N° de ref. de la librería 002410

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Título: The Jaina Path of Purification

Editorial: Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.: University of California Press, 1979, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1979

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: First Edition

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The religious tradition of the Jainas, unique in many respects, presents a fascinating array of doctrinal and social structures that stem from the anti-vedic movements of ancient times. Drawing extensively on primary sources, Professor Jaini provides a comprehensive introduction to the Jaina experience. Beginning with the Life of Mahavira the author elucidates the essentials of Jaina cosmology and philosophy as well as of the "path of purification" through which the soul may escape from its Karmic defilements and attain eternal salvation. This path constitutes the integral element within the broader frame-work of Jaina literature, lay ritual and the socio-historical factors, which enabled Jainism to survive and prosper to the present day. In particular, the author has examined the cardinal doctrine of ahimsa (non-harming), both in its impact upon Jaina religious consciousness and as a standard in applying its sacred principles to the conduct of every day life.

About the Author:

Padmanabh S. Jaini is Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Previously he has taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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