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Dharma - In Early Brahmanic, Buddhist and Jain Traditions
Dharma - In Early Brahmanic, Buddhist and Jain Traditions

Dharma - In Early Brahmanic, Buddhist and Jain Traditions

by Vincent Sekhar

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Sri Satguru Publications


8170307910 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 271



Vincent Sekhar
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Author: Vincent Sekhar
Publisher: Sri Satguru Publications
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 271
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170307910


This book is a researched work on the technical and popular meaning and understanding of Dharma from the early Brahmanic, Buddhist, and Jain perspectives. The early portion describes the evolution of the meaning of Dharma as various traditions encountered with one another at different stages. They portray the twin-trend of the ancient Indian culture, namely, Sramanic and Brahmanic trends of thought. For clarity’s sake, the author then presents the specific understanding of the meaning of Dharma from the above three religious and philosophical traditions. Special attention is given to Jain tradition.

The book also covers the technical meaning (s) of the term Dharma, compares and contrasts them between traditions. The later portion studies the contemporary relevance of Dharma as a vision and way of life, with a focus on the phenomenon of violence and non-violence, its myth and reality.







Chapter I
Dharma in the Dialectic of Traditions
Chapter II
The Ascetic Path of the Sramanas
Chapter III
A Manifold Conception of the Meaning of Dharma
Part I
Dharma in Hindu Tradition
Part II
Dharma in Buddhist Tradition
Part III
Dharma in Jaina Tradition
Chapter IV
An Enquiry into Jaina Ethics
Chapter V
Technical Discussion of the term ‘Dharma’
Part I
In Buddhist Abhidharma Tradition
Part II
Technical Understanding of Dharma and Adharma in Jaina Tradition
Part III
Comparative analysis of Bauddha Dharma And Jaina Dharma and Adharma
Chapter VI
Contemporary Relevance of Srramana Dharma
Part I
The Phenomenon of Violence: Evil and its Remedies
Part II
Is Non-violence still a Myth?: The Sramana Vision of ahimsa as applied To the Emergence of a Non-violent Society
Chapter VII
Insights into the Sramanic Tradition
Word Index
Subjects Index

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