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The Forest of Thieves and the Magic Garden: An Anthology of Medieval Jain Stories (Penguin Classics)
The Forest of Thieves and the Magic Garden: An Anthology of Medieval Jain Stories (Penguin Classics)
by Anonymous
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Lively tales of asceticism, wickedness, and virtue from one of India's great religious traditions Beautifully translated from the Sanskrit, the stories in this volume reflect the vital tradition of Jain storytelling between the seventh and fifteenth... (read more)

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A 30 Day Retreat: A Personal Guide to Spiritual Renewal
A 30 Day Retreat: A Personal Guide to Spiritual Renewal
by William C. Mills
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Ideal for a retreat, here are thirty brief mediations on select scripture passages that are meaningful to spiritual growth and fulfillment.... (read more)

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Jainism: A Guide for the Perplexed: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed)
Jainism: A Guide for the Perplexed: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed)
by Sherry Fohr
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Jainism is arguably the most non-violent and austere religion in the world. While lay Jains attempt to never harm humans or animals, the strict non-violence followed by the highly revered monks and nuns also proscribes harm to any living being, even a... (read more)

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Comparative Studies in Religion and Society #8: Absent Lord
Comparative Studies in Religion and Society #8: Absent Lord
by Lawrence Babb
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What does it mean to worship beings that one believes are completely indifferent to, and entirely beyond the reach of, any form of worship whatsoever? How would such a relationship with sacred beings affect the religious life of a community? Using these... (read more)

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Jewish Ethics as Dialogue: Using Spiritual Language to Re-Imagine a Better World
Jewish Ethics as Dialogue: Using Spiritual Language to Re-Imagine a Better World
by Moses L. Pava
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This book argues that Jewish values are not fixed propositions embedded in written form that can be easily handed off from one generation to the next. Jewish values are necessarily the product of contemporary Jewish minds.... (read more)

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A To Z of Jainism (09 Edition)
A To Z of Jainism (09 Edition)
by Kristi L. Wiley
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Jain is the term used for a person who has faith in the teachings of the Jinas (_Spiritual Victors_). Jinas are human beings who have overcome all passions (kasayas) and have attained enlightenment or omniscience (kevala-jnana), who teach the truths they... (read more)

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The Jains (Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices)
The Jains (Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices)
by Paul Dundas
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-335) and index.... (read more)

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Pada Index and Reverse Pada Index to Early Jain Canons
Pada Index and Reverse Pada Index to Early Jain Canons
by Moriichi Yamazaki
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A Pada Index and Reverse Pada Index will help scholars analyze the early Buddhist canonical texts and produce critical editions of these texts. The indexes will facilitate systematic textual analysis of vocabulary, structure, meter, etc. This index is... (read more)

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Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India
Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India
by John E. Cort
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"There is no doubt that the wealth of new data and ideas offered in this exquisite book provides the deepest insights yet into the contemporary religious world of Jain laity. It will serve for some time as a paradigmatic monograph for future empirical... (read more)

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The Jains (Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices)
The Jains (Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices)
by Paul Dundas
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The Indian religion of Jainism, whose central tenet involves non-violence to all creatures, is one of the world's oldest and least-understood faiths. Dundas looks at Jainism in its social and doctrinal context, its history, sects, scriptures and ritual... (read more)

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Clever Adulteress and Other Stories : a Treasury of Jain Literature (08 Edition)
Clever Adulteress and Other Stories : a Treasury of Jain Literature (08 Edition)
by Phyllis Granoff
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The stories in this collection span almost one thousand years of storytelling in India. Most originate in northern India and all were written by Jain monks for the education and amusement of the faithful. Stories were told in verse and prose, in Sanskrit,... (read more)

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Jainism: A Guide for the Perplexed: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed)
Jainism: A Guide for the Perplexed: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed)
by Sherry Fohr
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Jainism is arguably the most non-violent and austere religion in the world. While lay Jains attempt to never harm humans or animals, the strict non-violence followed by the highly revered monks and nuns also proscribes harm to any living being, even a... (read more)

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Heroic Wives Rituals, Stories and the Virtues of Jain Wifehood
Heroic Wives Rituals, Stories and the Virtues of Jain Wifehood
by M. Whitney Kelting
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Although in Hinduism it is mainly used to refer to widow immolation, the term 'sati' means 'true woman' - a female hero. Whitney Kelting has learned that in Jainism satis appear as subjects of devotional hymns. This seems paradoxical, given that Jain... (read more)

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Riches and Renunciation (96 Edition)
Riches and Renunciation (96 Edition)
by Laidlaw
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The Jains of India are a flourishing and prosperous community, but their religion is focused on the teaching and example of ascetic renouncers, whose austere regime is actually dedicated to ending worldly life and often culminates in a fast to death... (read more)

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Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India
Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India
by John E. Cort
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"There is no doubt that the wealth of new data and ideas offered in this exquisite book provides the deepest insights yet into the contemporary religious world of Jain laity. It will serve for some time as a paradigmatic monograph for future empirical... (read more)

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Inviting Death: Indian Attitudes Towards the Ritual Death
Inviting Death: Indian Attitudes Towards the Ritual Death
by S. Settar
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Jainism: The World of Conquerors, Vol. 1
Jainism: The World of Conquerors, Vol. 1
by Natubhai Shah
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An Introduction to Jainism
An Introduction to Jainism
by Bharat S. Shah
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Living Jainism: An Ethical Science
Living Jainism: An Ethical Science
by Kanti V. Mardia
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Jainism: An Introduction
Jainism: An Introduction
by Jeffery D. Long
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