Author: M S AbhinandanPublisher: Indialog PublicationsYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 141ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187981903
A Journey through Jainism begins at a point in time wrapped in legends. Crossing the terrain marked by footprints of wandering monks, we pass the tree under which a prince experienced the true nature of self. It leads us to a whole new way of understanding the life we lead and the world we live in. The eminent among those who choose this path bring new insights and understanding to the arts and sciences in ancient India. Further, one comes across a unique way of worshipping in ornate temples and equally unique object of worship in the grand idols. Our journey ends among a community, a very small part of the country’s population that keeps the flame of a religion burning brightly as ever. The religion of the Jains.
The First stepsThrough the AgesThe Jaina World systemThe Jina’s Way to Self- RealisationThe Jaina Way of LifeFierce Jaina asceticismThe Jaina ScholarsJainism in the Melting Pot of Indian ReligionsEpilogueReferences