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An Introduction to Jainism An Introduction to Jainism
Bharat S. Shah
Highly acclaimed, simple introduction to Jainism. Written in a clear and friendly style, full of explanations, and a gradual, stepwise presentation of its fundamental principles. For personal or classroom study. Equally interesting for non-Jains of either Indian, non-Indian, or Western origin, and for students and scholars of non-violence, vegetarianism, and ecology.
Life Force: The World of Jainism Life Force: The World of Jainism
Michael Tobias
Excellent introduction to Jain religion and philosophy as experienced by a Westerner.
Jainism and the New Spirituality Jainism and the New Spirituality
Vastupal Parikh
Parikh explains Jainism and links it to the newly emerging universal spirituality. He suggests that an understanding of new spirituality is essential to deal with current global issues. The book offers explanations and assists itıs readers in redefining spirituality for themselves and their communities.
The Doctrine of Karman in Jaina Philosophy The Doctrine of Karman in Jaina Philosophy
Helmuth Von Glasenapp
In the Jain Karma-granthas karma is considered to take the form of material particles, which inhere in the soul, thus causing bondage. The Karma-granthas form the basis of the present book, the only book in English on this subject of fundamental importance. The process and its rationale, how it occurs and how one stops it, are minutely detailed as well as how one rids oneself of the karmic particles already accumulated, thus attaining liberation.
Realize What You Are: The Dynamics of Jain Meditation Realize What You Are: The Dynamics of Jain Meditation
Gurudev Shree Chitrabhanu
Informative and easy how-to introduction to meditation the ahimsa way (non-violence). For first timers trying to overcome negativity, to erase and replace influences which have not allowed us to fulfill our potential, to realize what is permanent in ourselves and to approach the world from that central reality.