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.
- Why Jainism?
- The Faith of the Pathfinders
- The Gentle Conquerors
- A Matter of Karma
- Learning to Live Lightly: Jainism's Ecological Vision
- Non-Violence of the Mind: The Doctrine of Many-Sidedness
- Ahimsa: The Way of Humility
- Ancient Wisdom for an Age of Anxiety
- Further Reading
Jainism is one of the forgotten jewels of the world's faiths. Aidan Rankin introduces us to the essence of this spirituality in a book that is full of wisdom and intelligence. - William Bloom