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Jain Philosophy (2) 04 – Ratna_trayi Moksha Märg (Threefold Path of Liberation)

Jain Philosophy (2) 04 – Ratna_trayi Moksha Märg (Threefold Path of Liberation) Threefold Path of Liberation (Ratna_trayi) The association of the soul with karmic matter masks the inherent qualities of the soul. Jain philosophy, asserts that a person obtains everlasting happiness when karma is completely removed from the soul.   Jainism…

Jain Philosophy (2) 02 – Pancha Parmeshtis (Five Reverend Personalities)

Jain Philosophy (2) 02 – Pancha Parmeshtis (Five Reverend Personalities)

Jain Philosophy (2) 02 – Pancha Parmeshtis (Five Reverend Personalities) Namaskär Mahämantra Namo Arihantänam Namo Siddhänam Namo Äyariyänam Namo Uvajjhäyänam Namo Loe Savva Sähunam Eso Pancha Namukkäro Savva Päva Ppanäsano Mangalänam Cha Savvesim Padhamam Havai Mangalam Namo Arihantänam I bow to Arihantas who have achieved enlightenment by overcoming inner enemies…

Chapter 31 – Jain Festivals and Celebrations

Chapter 31 – Jain Festivals and Celebrations Jainism has a rich tradition of rituals and festivals.   Jain rituals and festivals emphasize the spiritual  aspects  of  Jainism.    During  Jain  festivals,  many  events  of  Lord  Mahävir’s  life  are acted out in symbolic form to bring out the message of Lord Mahävir in…

Chapter 30 – History of Jain Sects and Scriptures

Chapter 30 – History of Jain Sects and Scriptures Lord Mahävir’s preachings were orally compiled into many texts (scriptures) by his disciples. These scriptures are known as Jain Ägam or Ägam Sutras. The Ägam Sutras teach great reverence for all forms of life, strict codes of vegetarianism, asceticism, compassion, nonviolence,…

Chapter 26 – Leshyäs – State of Mind and Karmic Stains

Chapter 26 – Leshyäs – State of Mind and Karmic Stains

Chapter 26 – Leshyäs – State of Mind and Karmic Stains Leshyä  means  state  of  mind.    In  Jainism,  a  great  deal  of  importance  has  been  given  to Leshyäs.   Our activities reflect the state of our mind. Classification of Leshyäs : Let us understand how a person with different Leshyäs behaves…

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