Throught his long academic career, P.S. Jaini has focused his research on the religious, philosophical and literary achievements of the Buddhists and the Jains. His papers on Jaina Studies, scattered in many learned publications, are brought together here for the first time. They cover a wide range of topics including the Jaina view of the nature of reality, the doctrine of karma, the problem of rebirth, the idea of omniscience, the aptitude for salvation, and the assimilation of Hindu myths and rituals.
PADMANABH S. JAINI is Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Through his publications Professor Jaini has given Jainism a high profile in the study of world religions in the West. His famous books on Jainism are Jaina Path of Purification and Gender and Salvation: Jaina Debates on the Spiritual Liberation of Women.
".......the book provides not only an insight into the author`s reflections
on various Jaina topics, but also highlights these reflections as a process
interdisciplinary study over the course of the author`s remarkable career."
"I have greatly enjoyed the book. It is a marvel to find the detailed
scientific/ philosophical wisdom they possessed." --ELOISE HART
contains a collection of scholarly papers writen by Padmanabh S. Jaini....
reveal to a younger generation of scholars a corpus of writing at once
inspiring informative and provocative.
----S.V.U Oriental Journal
Vol. XLVI Parts 1 &2, 2003
"...contains a collection of scholarly papers written by Padmanabh S.
Jaini...reveal to a younder generation of scholars a corpus of writing at
once inspiring informative, and provocative."
---S.V.U. Oriental Journal
Vol: XIVI, Parts 1&2 2003