concept of Karma in Jainism: According to Jainism, karma
is not a mere effect of a
particular activity, but a real
flows into the body and envelops it in dark gloom.
Essential Concepts and Beliefs of Jainism
This articles presents detailed information on some important
concepts of Jainism such as Jiva, Ajiva, Space, Time, Dharma,
Adharma, Pudgala, Karma, Liberation etc.
The Philosophy and Practice of Jainism
A detailed presentation on the philosophy and doctrine of Jainism
presented to the World Parliament of Religions.
The Jains And Their Creed
This chapter is reproduced from Hinduism And Buddhism An
Historical Sketch by Sir Charles Eliot. Volume 1
An Introduction to Jainism or Jain Dharma
An over view of Jainism, its main beliefs and concepts are
attitude of Jainism towards God:
Jainism believes in the plurality of souls but not in the
existence of God or the First Cause.
concept of Jiva or Soul according Jainism Part-1:
According to Jainism, a
jiva is capable of changing its dimensions, expanding and
contracting, depending upon the circumstances and the nature of
karma it has indulged in.
concept of Jiva or Soul according Jainism Part-2: According
to Jainism the souls exist everywhere, not only in living
beings, but in inanimate objects as well. They are every where, in
every aspect of the world around us.
atomic theory of Jainism: According
to Jainism matter is the
aggregate of atoms,
the source of bondage and the cause of all karma.
or the Saptabhangi:
According to Jainism there are seven different ways of
saying the same thing.
theory of Stand points:
The concept of naya or the
doctrine of viewpoints or stand points is very peculiar to
Jainism. A naya is a stand point from which we make a statement,
form an opinion or pass a judgment.
According to Jainism there are five ways in which the jivas
obtain knowledge of the things. Of them the first three are
imperfect means of knowledge and prone to error, while the
last two are perfect means of knowledge.
- The Nine Tattvas or Eternal
Realities of Jainism: he worldview of Jainism
centers around 9 tattvas or realities, which are described in
the Tattvardtha Sutra. They are said to eternal, whatever may
be the state of creation.