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Economic Thoughts in Jain Puran

Show simple item record Anand, A. 2017-03-02T06:00:03Z 2017-03-02T06:00:03Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation Anand, Ashish 2017. Economic Thoughts in Jain Puran. International Conference on Buddhism and Jainism in Early Historic Asia, 16th – 17th February 2017, Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. p 17. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-955-704-025-7
dc.description.abstract There were about 62 religious sects which arose in the middle Gangetic plains in the sixth century B.C. Of these sects, Jainism and Buddhism were the most important, and they emerged as the most potent religious reform movements. In Jainism Jain Purans contains Vedas, Puran, Upnishad, Scripts,Jain Philosophy , Budha Philosophy, Vedanta Philosophy, Philosophical translation of Vedas, oral teachings etc. Not much is known about the first twenty-two tirthankaras except Parsvanatha (twenty-third and the immediate predecessor of Mahavira).The main five vows were non-injury (ahimsa), truthfullness (satya), non-stealing (asateya), brahmacharya (chastity for laymen and celibacy for Jain monks and nuns) and non-possession (aparigraha). In Jain philosophy, non-acceptance / decline ( can be food, service ) is considered one of the main courses of conduct and is an important act from the economic point of view also because it helps us to solve social problems prevalent even today. Economic development is related to the very context of human life, and it also causes multi dimension development such as social, cultural, political, technological and situational changes. In the period of Bharat Chakravorty bharmin, shatirya, vashnav and shudra were the 4 types of races ( varna) in the society and they means of popular livelihood. The varna-divided society, seems to have generated tensions during the sixth century B.C. The economy was purely agricultural and animal husbandry based. Peasant communities who appear to have become dominant did not approve the killing of cattle in the sacrifice. The non-killing or Ahimsa preached by both Jainism & Buddhism. The vaishyas being ranked third in the Brahmin society, indulged in trade and commerce. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Jainism en_US
dc.subject Buddhism en_US
dc.subject Puran en_US
dc.subject Budh dahm sangh en_US
dc.subject Anatumwad en_US
dc.title Economic Thoughts in Jain Puran en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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