These scriptures are known as Jain Agam or Agam Sutras. The Agam Sutras teach great reverence for all forms of life, strict codes of vegetarianism, asceticism . Jain Agam Literature Compiled by. Pravin K. Shah Jain Study Center of NC ( Raleigh). Background. Lord Mahavir’s preaching was orally complied by his. Agamas are original texts of Jainism based on the discourses of the tirthankara. The discourse delivered in a samavasarana (divine preaching hall) is called.
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Jain Agamas (Digambara)
The Digambara sect believes that during this famine all the Agamas were lost; the Svetamabara sect believes that the majority of these texts survived. Just as if a person, when asked about a mango, were to answer with a breadfruit; or, when asked about a breadfruit, were to answer with a mango: This agam describes the universe and the subtle description of all living beings souls of the universe.
According to Svetambara tradition, the agamas were collected on the basis of collective memory of the ascetics in the first council of Pataliputra under the stewardship of Sthulibhadra in around to — BC. Differences also exist among all three Swetambar Jain sects in their acceptance of the validity and interpretations of the documented Jain scriptures Agam Sutras and other literature. Hence, they do not recognize the existing Agam-sutras which are recognized by the Swetambar sects as their authentic scriptures.
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The memorized sutras were divided into two major groups: Religion and Ethics aggamas Interfaith calendar Ethics guides. Like all tirthankarashe is depicted with a Shrivatsa [note 8] and downcast eyes. Dasha Shruta Skandha Sutra Achardasha: This agam explains Jain principles through examples and stories. This anuyoga consists of the following texts, which contain philosophical doctrine, theories, metaphysics, Tattvajnan, and like literature.
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After their death, they went to heaven. Mahavira has been erroneously called the founder of Jainism.
This article is about Jain scriptures. An Indian Religion of SalvationDelhi: Gordon ; Baumann, Martin, eds. The Jain Agamas enumerate five vratas vows which ascetics and householders must observe. Number of Ang-bayha agams Survived. Views Read Edit View history.
After his death, the king was born in heaven as a deva. Then came a particular disruption around BCE when a famine killed off many Jain monks, and with them the memory of many Jain texts. Thirty-six thousands questions and answers are presented in discussion form.
Jain Agamas – Wikipedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 22 July Jain hain Epistemology of religion. According to Svetambara tradition, the agamas were collected on the basis of collective memory of the ascetics in the first council of Pataliputra under the stewardship of Sthulibhadra in around to — BC.
They contain the Jain religion’s endless treasure of knowledge on every subject. Jain Agzmas This article is about Jain scriptures. They orally compiled the direct preaching of Lord Mahavir into twelve main texts sutras. Fourteen Purvas The Prior Knowledge — considered totally lost.
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With such a knowledge, the knowledge and soul becomes one. Unrecognized language link Charitrapragya, SamaniSethia, Tara, ed.
Jain texts Last updated Agama is a Sanskrit word which signifies the ‘coming’ of a body of doctrine by means of transmission through a lineage of authoritative teachers. An IntroductionI. Ethics Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. They renounced the world and became monks. Acharya Pushapdant and Bhutabali.
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Attempts were made by later monks to gather, recite the canon, and re-establish it. Such knowledge comes under the category of ‘Manhaparyaya Jnana’. This agam describes the story of King Konika’s children.