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This blog is for scholarly articles and essays on Jainology; i.e. Jainism, Jain History, Jain Philosophy, Prakrit and Sanskrit Languages, Jain Sociology, Archaeology and related subjects. Renowned scholars are writing in this blog, you too can submit your article/essay for publishing here.

Anger Management - According to Jainism

Anger   Management - According to Jainism Anger is an emotion ,in which a person make a psychological interpretation of having been offended , wronged, or denied. A person may react to his anger in active or passive way. Active way being a person becomes angry spontaneously and then soon after that calms down. Example if a person breaks your &...
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Jain Rituals

  Jain rituals play a prominent part in Jainism. A ritual "is a stereotyped sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects, performed in a sequestered place, and designed to influence preternatural entities or forces on behalf of the actors' goals and interests." Rituals can take place daily or more often. Different traditions o...
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The Jain Path In Life Part 2

The Higher Stages of the Religious Life Whilst it is quite possible to lead a religious life as a lay person complete devotion to religion involves giving up completely the concerns of ordinary life. In most religions we find groups of people, usually fairly small in numbers, who leave home and family and occupation to live dedicated lives as monks...
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The Jain Path In Life Part 1

The Religious Life of the Lay Man or Woman As we have seen earlier, Mahavira started a fourfold organization of monks and nuns, who can follow his teachings to the utmost limit of human capability, and lay men and women who follow them within the limits of their everyday duties. All can achieve moksa but monks and nuns, because they have no attachm...
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Jainism In Indian History

In the second chapter we traced the history of Jainism in its earlier centuries. The story is not complete for, even if we had much more space and time, historians are still only slowly unraveling the confused history of ancient India. In this chapter we shall sketch a few of the developments in Jainism in the history of India. Obviously we can onl...
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