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Jainism An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 1845116267

ISBN-13: 9781845116262

Edition: 2009

Authors: Jeffery D. Long

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Jainism evokes images of monks wearing face-masks to protect insects and mico-organisms from being inhaled. Or of Jains sweeping the ground in front of them to ensure that living creatures are not inadvertently crushed: a practice of non-violence so radical as to defy easy comprehension. Yet for all its apparent exoticism, Jainism is still little understood in the West. What is this mysterious philosophy which originated in the 6th century BCE, whose absolute requirement is vegetarianism, and which now commands a following of four million adherents both in its native India and diaspora communities across the globe? In his welcome new treatment of the Jain religion, Long makes an ancient…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 7/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Note on Diacritical Marks and Pronunciation of Indic Terms
Introduction: An Overview of this Book
What is Jainism?
Mah&abar;v&ibar;ra and the Origins of Jainism
Jain History
The Jain Path
The Jain Doctrines of Relativity: An Intellectual History
The Jain Doctrines of Relativity: A Philosophical Analysis
The Jain Vision and the Future of Humanity
Recommended Reading: A Brief Survey of the Literature on Jainism
Jain Chronology