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Jainism is one of India's most precious and fascinating religions and its followers are living examples of a life of purity, sanctity and spirituality. Little is known outside of India about Jainism, and here at Vedic Books we give you the opportunity to discover this magnificent way of life.
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 The Mystique of Om  Jayant Burde The Mystique of Om   $18.99  $14.24  Buy Now 
Om is the most sacred mantra in major Indic religions such as Hindusim, Buddhism and Jainism. It symbolises affirmation, benediction and peace. It is also a magical symbol beyond compare. Using the Vedas, Upanishads, yoga, tantra and several religious texts as his sources, the author describes a plethora of interpretations of this mystical monosyllable which has since time immemorial captivated its worshippers, put yogis into trance, made tantra practitioners ecstatic, and sent its chanters... 
 The Jain Saga (3 Vols.)  Kalikal Sarvagna Acharya The Jain Saga (3 Vols.)   $64.49  $48.37   
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The Trisastisalakapurusacharitra is a literary classic Biography of the Jain world. All the aspects of Jain religious order are depicted in this illustrious book. The stories of 24 Tirthankars, 12 Chakravarti's, 9 Baldev and 9 Prativasudev totaling to 63 in all are described with their previous birth. 
 Structure and Functions of Soul in Jainism  Dr. S. C. Jain Structure and Functions of Soul in Jainism   $5.99  $4.49  Buy Now 
Here is the thought-provoking work which attempts to provide a rational basis to the Jain concept of soul. The nature, structure and functions of the soul connot be studied without a reference to the physical apparatus. But the independent existence of the spiritual and the physical reality cannot be denied, however close their relationship. The unity and diversity are also important problems that a philosopher cannot ignore. In fact Nagarjuna, Sankara, Hegel, Bradley and others have exercised... 
 Concise Encyclopaedia of Hinduism (3 vols)  Swami Harshananda Concise Encyclopaedia of Hinduism (3 vols)   $96.49  $72.37  Buy Now 
The book that is now in your hands is expected to remedy this problem to a considerable extent. The subjects dealt with are: religion, philosophy, mythology, rituals, scriptural works, festivals and pilgrim centres, astrology, biographies of religious personalities, iconography, temples and religious institutions. Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism with are closely allied to Hinduism have also been dealt with briefly. Short biographical notes of the better known ideologists have been added at the... 
 Bhadrabahu Samhita  Bhartiya Jnanapith Bhadrabahu Samhita   $14.49  $10.87  Buy Now 
This is an important work expounding ashtanga nimitta or the eight-part science of omens in Jaina astrology.  Experts of nimittta shastra or knowledge of omens hold that before the occurrence of every event certain disturbances can be seen to take place in nature which if correctly understood can help one to easily foretell auspicious or inauspicious events which could happen in the future.  This work is an exposition of favourable or unfavourable portents of future happenings... 
 Niyamasara  Uggar Sain (Tr.) Niyamasara   $6.49  $4.87  Buy Now 
Niyamasara is one of the most renowned adhyatmika works of Acharya Kundakunda. It deals with the path of liberation, which is Right Belief, Right Knoweldge and Right Conduct, the three jewels of the Jaina faith combined. The word Niyamasara litterally signifies the Right Rule, i.e. the true and indispensable law for the attainment of liberation. Attachment and aversion, which include all passionate thoughts and activities, are the main cause of karmic bondage, while non-attachment or pure... 
 Sarvartha Siddhi  Bhartiya Jnanapith Sarvartha Siddhi   $15.49  $11.62  Buy Now 
Tattvartha Sutra is one of the earliest works on Jainology and perhaps the first to have systematically introduced Jaina metaphysics in brief through the sutra system of Sanskrit. It is such a beautiful and authentic work on the subject that no other work is comparable to it. The importance and prominence of this work is evident from the fact that it is equally in use in all the Jaina sects – Digambara, Shvetambara, Sthanakvasi etc. From the point of view of popularity also... 
 Shad-darshana-samuchchaya  Bhartiya Jnanapith Shad-darshana-samuchchaya   $15.99  $11.99   
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Written by Acharya Haribhadra Suri, Shad-darshana-samuchchaya is the oldest available collection giving authentic description of the six schools of Indian philosophy namely Bauddha, Naiyayika, Samkhya, Jaina, Vaisheshika, and Jaiminiya. It presents the core doctrines of each of these schools of philosophy in an orderly and balanced manner. Another feature of the work is that it includes both the Vedic and non-Vedic philosophies under the rubric of the six schools of philosophy.... 
 The Scientific Foundations of Jainism  K.V. Mardia The Scientific Foundations of Jainism   $12.49  $9.37  Buy Now 
In "The Scientific Foundations of Jainism" Prof. Mardia attempts to elucidate the point that Jainism is a science with religion. It brings together his attempts in a unified way. Four axioms are constructed which highlight the foundations of Jainism. For example, axiom 1 states that "The soul exists with karmic matter and it longs to be purified". These four axioms focus on the essence rather than on detail . After a very brief introduction to Jainism, the author... 
 Speaking of Monks: from Benares to Beijing  Koichi Shinohara and Phyllis Granoff Speaking of Monks: from Benares to Beijing   $21.99  $16.49  Buy Now 
This book contains one long, very interesting and informative essay on biographical writings in the Jain tradition. The author translates and discusses biographies and autobiographies of two Jain monks who lived in the 11th and 14th centuries respectively. The book also brings together twelve essays by leading scholars of Chinee and Indian civilizations from Europe, North America and Asia. The essays cover a wide range of topics in Indian and Chinese religions and cultures and offer fresh... 
 Pancastikaya-sara  Prof. A. Chakravarti Nayanar (Ed. & Tr.) Pancastikaya-sara   $9.99  $7.49  Buy Now 
Here is presented a new edition of Acarya Kundakunda's 'Pancastikaya-sara' in Prakrit, edited with translation and commentary by Prof. A. Chakravarti. It is a work of great authority for understanding the Jaina concept of Ontology and Anekanta. Prof. Chakravari's philosophical and historical introduction is valuable in as much as it explains the Jaina concepts in the perspective of western philosophy. The book has been presented to critical readers in its present form by Dr. A.N. Upadhye. It... 
 Religion and Culture of the Jains  Dr. Jyoti Prasad Jain Religion and Culture of the Jains   $9.49  $7.12  Buy Now 
This is a handy compendium of Jainism for the general reader who is desirous of acquainting himself with the genesis, history and tradition, doctrine and philosophy, way of life and mode of worship, art, literature and other cultural aspects of this ancient, but still flourishing religion of India. Vidyavaridhi Dr. Jyoti Prasad Jain, the author of this treatise, is a renowned scholar of history and Indology, The lucid and authentic presentation of the different aspects of this religion and its... 
 Panchastikaya Sangraha  Bhartiya Jnanapith Panchastikaya Sangraha   $11.49  $8.62  Buy Now 
For two thousand years continuously Acharya Kundakunda has been the most dominant master and renowned author of Jaina religious texts. In his five great scriptural works and particularly in all of his pahuda compositions one can fully discern a synthesis of spiritualism and Jaina doctrines. Like all other works by him, this volume is also composed in Shaurseni Prakrit. Written by Acharya Jayasen (12th century), its Tatparyavritti commentary is an authentic interpretation of the work which has... 
 Soul of Jainism  Dr. Shiv Sharma Soul of Jainism   $8.49  $6.37  Buy Now 
Jainism is an off-shoot of Hinduism. But it has its won specific attributes and qualities. This book contains the sum total of the teachings and preachings of 24 Tirthankers and a successive chain of Jain Acharyas. The book will expose you to the concepts of liberation of soul, non-violence, truth or compassion. It is indispensable to those who are interested in the growth of Indian culture and ethos. Jainism and Buddhism are the two contemporary religions which have their roots... 
 Harmless Souls  W.J. Johnson Harmless Souls   $25.49  $19.12  Buy Now 
On doctrinal changes and implications for religious practice in early Jainism. Attention to karmic bondage and liberation as evaluated in parts of the early Svetambara canon, Umasvati's Tattvartha Sutra and the major works of Kundakunda. 
 Jaina Sources of the History of Ancient India  Jyoti Prasad Jain Jaina Sources of the History of Ancient India   $23.99  $17.99  Buy Now 
The contribution of the Jaina sources to the making of the history of our great nation, during the epoch-making millennium of 100 BC to AD 900, is of vital importance. But it has only lacked proper research and application. This book presents a brief survey of the more important sources, particularly literary ones, and a discussion of certain fundamental problems such as the dates of Mahavira and of the beginning of the Earlier Saka, Vikrama, and Saka eras, as well as the dates of important... 
 Encylopedia of Indian Philosophies  Dalsukh Malvania and Jayendra Soni Encylopedia of Indian Philosophies   $95.99  $71.99  Buy Now 
The philosophy of Jainism is the subject of a large body of literature, but a great deal of it consists of standard summary reviews that are not sufficiently accurate to bring out the uniqueness of Jain thought.  The core thesis of Jain philosophy is that of anekantavada, often rendered as "many-sidedness" for example.  Such a rendering by itself fails to get to the unique contribution of the Jain positions, which is just that every serious account of the world contains elements of... 
 Art and Science of Self-Realization  Jagdish Prasad Jain Sadhak Art and Science of Self-Realization   $16.99  $12.74  Buy Now 
This volume on the moral discipline of a householder by Amrtachandra is a masterly exposition of the means (upaya) to attain the highest objective of human endeavour (purusharthasiddhi), i.e. self-realization. It argues that the external behaviour of the conscious self (purusha) cannot be divorced from the world of his inner thoughts and feelings. The book stresses that internal aspects or the self-referential spiritual perspective of nishchaya naya (viewpoint) plays the primary role in... 
 Jain Iconography  B.C. Bhattacharya, Ed. Jain Iconography   $16.67  $12.50   
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 Ganesa: Unravelling an Enigma  Yuvraj Krishan Ganesa: Unravelling an Enigma   $38.61  $28.96  Buy Now 
Ganesa commands universal respect among the indigenous religious schools and sects of the Hindus, Jainas and Buddhists. He is a god who is unique in many ways--his peculiar physiognomy, his double character, as a vighnakarta (creator of obstacles) and as a vighnaharta (remover of obstacles). He is worshipped first to ensure success of all religious and secular functions and enterprieses. GAnesa is also the god of dance and music. The cult of Ganesa spread to various countries of Asia. The... 
 The Emptying God : A Buddhist-Jewish-Christian Conversation  Christopher Ives (Ed.) The Emptying God : A Buddhist-Jewish-Christian Conversation   $18.99  $14.24  Buy Now 
Masao Abe is widely acknowledged as a leader in the worldwide dialogue on Buddhism. A profound scholar of Buddhism and of Christian theology, his critical and constructive reflections culminate in the seminal essay which is the corner stone of this volume. Seven eminent scholars respond to the challenge of Abes construal of Kenotic God and Dynamic Sunyata. Abe demonstrates powerfully the dynamism of the Buddhist appreciation of the diving emptiness at the heart of Being. His essay suggests... 
 The Jain Path: Ancient Wisdom for an Age of Anxiety  Aidan Rankin The Jain Path: Ancient Wisdom for an Age of Anxiety   $38.49  $28.87  Buy Now 
Jainism is one of the world's oldest religions. It is rigorous, rational and unequivocal in its teachings on non-violence and insistence on nobility in thoughts, words and deeds.  Self-reliance is the cornerstone of Jain philosophy. Jain cosmology is very advanced and Jain theory of karma is highly rational. It revolves around a profoundly spiritual personal journey where each soul is enjoined to be of assistance to one another but remain detached throughout. Contents: Preface ... 
 Yogasara - Prabhrta (English)  S.C. Jain (Tr.) Yogasara - Prabhrta (English)   $9.99  $7.49  Buy Now 
Religion (dharma) basically aims at granting excellent ecstasy and bliss to the jivas. The way leading to this high and noble aim of life is constituted by Right Faith, Right Knowledge and Right Conduct, which imply an attitude of mind, a comprehension of the necessary principles and an observance of a course of discipline repectively. This represents, in a nutshell, the essence of the Science of Jain Yoga, a gift of which is given by Acharya Amitagati to the soulseeking novices through his... 
 Jainism (2 Vols.)  Puran Chand Nahar Jainism (2 Vols.)   $135.00  $101.25  Buy Now 
 
 The Heart of Jainism  Sinclair Stevenson The Heart of Jainism   $13.89  $10.42  Buy Now 
 
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