About the Book :
Knowledge is specific to human beings and self-reflection is an important step towards self realization. Such reflection or knowledge is enlightenment. Various philosophical traditions of the world have tried to understand the nature of knowledge and its power of enlightenment. This book discusses at length the nature of knowledge and its enlightening power as explained by different schools of Indian philosophy, with special reference to the tenets and teachings of Jainism.
About the Author :
Prof. (Dr). Sohan Raj Tater (b.1947) is presently Pro-Vice Chancellor of Singhania University, Pacheri Bari (Jhunjhunu), Rajasthan. Earlier, he served in Public Health Engineering Department, Government of Rajasthan, for 30 years, and took voluntary retirement from the post of Superintending Engineer. Also, he is Honourary Advisor to Jain Vishva Bharati University, Ladnun. A well-known scholar of Jainism, Dr. Tater has to his credit a good number of research papers published in national and international journals of repute. Also, he has participated in various seminars and conferences in India and abroad.
Karmic Theory in Jaina Philosophy -- Concept of Soul Substance in Indian Philosophies -- Evolution of the Living Being in Jaina Philosophy and Science -- Vow of Voluntary Death: In the Context of Victory over Afflictions and Calamity -- Solution to ProblemsIn the Light of Acaryasri Mahaprajn~as Literature -- Jaina Karmic Theory and Genetic Science -- Role of Jaina Ethics in Peace and Harmony of Global Civilization -- Jaina Concept of Reality with Special Reference to Western and Indian Philosophies -- Comparative Study of Karma and Genes -- Idealism and Realism in Western and Indian Philosophies -- Promoting the Culture of Peace in the World -- The Role of Jainism in Evolving Global Ethics -- Outcome of Spirituality: Vasudhaiva Kut?umbakam -- Utility of Science of Living in Building Our Life -- The Role of Yoga in Total Health -- The Great and Bright Sun of Terapantha: Acarya Bhikshu -- Acarya Tulsi : An Incarnation -- Highly Esteemed and Popular: Acaryasri Mahaprajn~a -- Yuvacarya Mahashraman: A Grand and Impressive Personality -- Samaj-Bhus?an Late Shri Jaswantmalji Sethia -- The First Step to Initiation: Parmarthik Shikshan Sanstha -- Formation of Sacraments in Girls: First Priority of Modern Era -- Joy-Giving Mantra: Namo Arhantanam