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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This page was last edited on 11 Julyat Part of a series on. There are discussions of these things. Gujarat of Jainism Sallekhana. In this magnificent work, we get not gujarait a profound and incisive analysis of the philosophical doctrines of Jainism but also simple, easy explanations, with commentaries, of the principles of practical life and the spiritual endeavours for everyday life.

During this time the knowledge of the doctrine was getting lost.

Buddhism Hinduism Islam Sikhism Non-creationism. 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.

Digambaras group texts into four literary categories called ‘exposition’ anuyoga. A description of the Jain geography.

Jain Agamas – Wikipedia

This concise and comprehensive work written by Sri Bhagwan Umaswati born 3rd century of the Vikram Era in Samskrit, in the form of Sutras or aphorisms, has been accepted and esteemed equally by all the Jain schools of thought. Views Read Edit View history. These scriptures are said to have contained the most comprehensive agsm accurate description of every branch of learning iin one needs to know.


In or CE gkjarati the Vallabhi council of the Svetambara Jain monks recompiled the Agamas and recorded them as written manuscripts under the leadership of Acharya Shraman Devardhigani along with other Jain scholars.

The originals are all lost, and the extant versions were written in the 1st millennium CE. The Jain literature includes both religious texts and books on generally secular topics such as sciences, history, and grammar. However, with time, it became difficult to keep the entire Jain literature committed to memory. Part of a series on. These works contain a detailed description and analysis of the various philosophical doctrines, discussions knowledge of doctrines, and theories.

The Shruta-Jnana is contained in twelve Angas lit. Diwali Mahavir Jayanti Paryushana Samvatsari. Edited by Ian Whicher and David Carpenter. The existing Svetambara texts are based on the Vallabhi council texts. Agamas were lost during the same famine that the purvas were lost gujaraati. A council was formed jaun Pataliputra where eleven scriptures called Angas were compiled and the remnant of fourteen purvas were written down in 12th Anga, Ditthivaya by the adherents of Sthulbhadra.

Predicting a 12 year long famine, Bhadrabahu went south to Karnataka with his adherents [10] and Sthulabhadraanother Jain monk remained behind.


Jain Agamas (Digambara)

This class comprises works relating to stories, information, fables, art, literature, history, sculpture, fiction, poetry etc. Ghjarati Purvas The Prior Knowledge — considered totally lost. Languages of Jain literature. It is generally represented by a tree with twelve branches.

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. Encyclopedia of Jainism Edited by Nagendra Kr.

Jain Agama Literature

Retrieved from ” https: For other uses, see Agama disambiguation. These scriptures are said to have contained the most comprehensive and accurate description of every branch of learning that one needs to know.

A discussion relating to Dharma dhyan a contemplation of Dharma. This grantha divided into 10 chapters contains about aphorisms. These works comprise a lot of information about the principles of conduct and observance, the method of living, and the way of life in this world. Digambara monk Aryika Kshullak Pattavali Acharya.

These are believed by Jains to have originated from Rishabhanathathe first tirthankara who lived millions of years ago. These works contain information about mathematics, geography, astronomy, astrology etc.