Dharmamrit is a unique work which presents an authentic, scholarly and all-round exposition of the code of conduct to be followed by the class of Sadhus or Jaina saints and the class of Shravakas or Jaina disciples (householders). The pre-eminent scholar Pandit Ashadhar (12th-13th A.D.) has written it in two parts, Dharmamrit Anagara and Dharmamrit Sagara, for the two classes respectively. Adorned by the author’s own commentary named Bhavyakumudachandrika, several editions of this work have been published earlier also, but it is for the first time that it is being published with the author’s own panjika or detailed commentary named Gyanadipika by the Bhartiya Jnanpith.
The present volume, ‘Dharmamrit Sagara’, is the later part of the work. The preceding part, Dharmanrit Anagara, has already been published by the Bhartiya Jnanpith in a separate volume along with the aforesaid panjika and Hindi translation. The editor and Hindi translator of the work Siddhantacharya Pandit Kailash Chandra Shastri has been a distinguished scholar, profound student and outstanding interpreter of Jaina religion and philosophy. In this volume he has incorporated the essence of the Chandrika commentary along with the detailed explanation of its meaning given in the panjika to convey a ‘special sense’, which has made it most useful among the editions published so far. The work has proved to be especially valuable for seekers of liberation and students of ethics.
This book is in Sanskrit with Hindi Translation.