Literature of Jain Philosophy and Agamas. Brief introduction Jain Agamas: One who establishes a ‘Tirtha’ is ‘Tirthankaras’. Tirtha also means first ‘Gandhara’. jEn; a;g;m;;e• • • • • • Sv;et;;]b;r m;Ut;I*p;Ujk – s;v;* m;;ny;. âå p;Uv;* an;e â a. Agamas are texts of Digambara Jainism based on the discourses of the tirthankara. . Translations into modern languages such as English, Hindi and Gujarati.
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This concise and comprehensive work written by Sri Bhagwan Umaswati born 3rd century of the Vikram Era in Samskrit, in the form of Sutras or aphorisms, has been accepted and esteemed equally by all the Jain schools of thought.
Buddhism Hinduism Islam Sikhism Non-creationism. The Purvas or the ancient texts were already forgotten and lost after the famine.
The earliest versions of Jain Agamas known were written in Ardhamagadhi Prakrit language. The earliest versions of Jain Agamas known were composed in Ardhamagadhi Prakrit. Part of a series on. There are discussions of these things. A description of the Jain geography. In this magnificent work, we get not only a profound and incisive analysis of the philosophical doctrines of Jainism but also simple, easy explanations, with commentaries, of the principles of practical life and the spiritual endeavours for everyday life.
Their works include history, life-sciences, the science of matter, grammer, literature, prosody, art, aesthetics, dramas, music, songs, astrology, sculpture, ayurved, physiology, psychology, politics, dictionaries, and encyclopaedias, poetry, stories etc. Time, Anu and Paramanu the atoms and minute atoms and Pudgals and the science of substances.
Jain Agama Literature
Chapter Sutra Contents 1 35 The path of salvation; a discussion of theories; Nikshep; knowledge, Naya etc.
These include, among other things, the rules of conduct for ascetics and the laypeople, as well as the Jain theory of soul, matter and other substances.
This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat These are believed by Jains to have originated from Rishabhanathathe first tirthankara who lived millions of years ago. Digambaras reject the authority of the Agamas compiled at Valabhi. This grantha divided into 10 chapters contains about aphorisms. Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. These works comprise a lot of information about the principles of conduct and observance, the method of living, and the way of life in this world.
These scriptures are said to have contained the most comprehensive and accurate description of every branch of learning that one needs to know. Agamas are texts of Digambara Jainism based on the discourses of the tirthankara.
Sacred Books of the East vol. Part of a series on. Digambara monk Aryika Kshullak Pattavali Acharya.
State University of New York Press. The Jain literature includes both religious texts and books on generally secular topics such as sciences, history, and grammar. The existing Svetambara texts are based on the Vallabhi council texts. The Jains have used several languages at different times and in different regions of India. Diwali Mahavir Jayanti Paryushana Samvatsari. Retrieved from agak https: Due to the twelve years of famine it was extremely difficult for the Jain ascetics to preserve the entire canonical literature.
It is generally represented by a tree with twelve branches.
This page was last edited on 11 Julyat The Jain Literature The realm of the Jain literature is so vast and profound that even to give agqm ordinary and brief introduction to it, it will be necessary to write a huge volume. Fourteen Purvas The Prior Knowledge — considered totally lost. The realm of the Jain literature is so gujarxti and profound that even to tujarati an ordinary and brief introduction to it, it will be necessary to write a huge volume.
For other uses, see Agama disambiguation. These scriptures are said to have contained the most comprehensive and accurate description of every branch of learning that one needs to know. These works contain information about mathematics, geography, astronomy, astrology etc.
Jainp. Agama is a Sanskrit word which signifies the ‘coming’ of a gujzrati of doctrine by means of transmission through a lineage of authoritative teachers. Languages of Jain literature. This article is about Jain scriptures. The originals are all lost, and the extant versions were written in the 1st millennium CE. During this time the knowledge of the doctrine was getting lost.
Agamas are texts of Jainism based on the discourses of the tirthankara. Agamas were lost during the same famine that the purvas were lost in. Views Read Edit View history.