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SAMANA SUTTAM : A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY - PART 1 (eBook)

SAMANA SUTTAM : A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY - PART 1 (eBook)

by Dr. Geeta Mehta, Dr. Kokila Shah
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ISBN:9788170392903
PUBLISHER:Somaiya Publications
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The 1 st volume 'Saman Suttam: A Comprehensive Study (part 1)' -The first volume is known as 'source of illumination'or Jyotirmukha containing an explanation of 191 aphorisms reflecting the essential principle and wisdom of Jainism compiled from 36 major ancient texts. This volume stresses on value of ahimsa (aphorism 147 p401), the aphorism 49,p141 reveals key to happiness. Aphorism 176, p479 quotes on significance of knowledge which being a characteristic of soul, enlightens not only the self (svaprakashak) but also enlightens others (par-prakashak). In Aphorism 122 p330, reason is given for soul being both as Vaitarni(suffer) and Nanadanavan(enjoyer of happiness). Aphorism 106, p289 explains on the nature of the soul. Aphorism 164, P449 gives a unique definition of karma. It says carelessness is influx of karma, vigilance is stoppage of karma. One finds the meaning of the term Sramana, Brahman, Muni,sadhu, Tapas. Sramana is one who has the quality of equanimity, Brahman is he who has the quality of self control. Sadhu/ Muni is he who possesses knowledge. Tapas is he who practices austerity. A glossary of key words is also included.

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