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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Fourteen Purvas The Prior Knowledge — considered totally lost. If you desire to find in the same grangha work practical, critical and intellectual discussions and expositions of all the Jain Siddhantas theoriesyou can find them in Shri Taatvarthadhigama Sutra or Shri Tatvartha Sutra. Mainly, there are forty five Jain Agamas philosophical works which are regarded as the most ancient and authoritative works, Not only the entire Jain Agam literature but the whole of the Jain literature has been classified into the four categories mentioned below.
This class comprises works relating to stories, information, fables, art, literature, history, sculpture, fiction, poetry etc.
Digambara monk Aryika Kshullak Pattavali Acharya. Please have a glimpse of the Tatavartha Sutra. Sacred Books of the East vol. This article is about Jain scriptures. Ethics Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. This grantha divided into 10 chapters contains about aphorisms.
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These works contain a detailed description and analysis of the various iain doctrines, discussions knowledge of doctrines, and theories. Part of a series on. Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 11 Julyat Agamas are texts of Jainism based on the discourses of the tirthankara.
Jain Agama Literature
These works contain information about mathematics, geography, astronomy, astrology 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.
The originals are all lost, and the extant versions were written in the 1st millennium CE. Jainp. A description of islands, seas, mountains, men, earth, etc. Retrieved from ” https: Languages of Jain literature.
The earliest versions of Jain Agamas known were written in Ardhamagadhi Prakrit language.
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. Agama is gujagati Sanskrit word which signifies the ‘coming’ of a body of doctrine by means of transmission through a lineage of authoritative teachers.
A discussion relating to Dharma dhyan a contemplation of Dharma. Chapter Sutra Contents 1 35 The path of salvation; a discussion of theories; Nikshep; knowledge, Naya etc. The knowledge of Shruta-Jnanamay be of things which are contained in the Angas Limbs or sacred Jain books or of things outside the Angas.
These scriptures are said to have contained the most comprehensive and accurate description of every branch of learning that one needs to know. The Agamas were composed ayam the following forty-six texts: Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. The Shruta-Jnana is contained in twelve Angas lit.
Jain Agamas (Digambara)
Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. Buddhism Hinduism Islam Sikhism Non-creationism. Jainp.
The realm of the Jain literature is so vast and profound that even to give an ordinary and brief introduction to it, it will be necessary to write a huge volume.
This page was last xgam on 7 Decemberat The earliest versions of Jain Agamas known were composed in Ardhamagadhi Prakrit. For other uses, see Agama disambiguation. The existing Svetambara texts are based on the Vallabhi council texts.