Men's View on Jainism
proclaimed in India that religion is a reality and not a mere social
convention. It is really true
that salvation can not be had by merely observing external ceremonies.
Religion cannot make any difference between man and
"We learn from scriptures (Sashtras) and commentaries that Jainism is existing from beginningless time. This fact is indisputable and free from difference of opinion. There is much historical evidence on this point." - Lokamanya Bala Gangadhar Tilak
"There is nothing wonderful in my saying that Jainism was in existence long before the Vedas were composed." - Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
"Truly speaking, Jainism is an independent and original religion, for it is neither Hinduism nor Vedic religion, but of course it is an aspect of Indian life, culture, and philosophy." - Shri Jawaharlal Nehru
am not Rama. I have no desire
for material things. Like
Jina I want to establish peace within myself."
"O Arhan! You are equipped with the arrow of Vastuswarpa, the law of teaching, and the ornaments of the four infinite qualities. O Arhan! You have attained omniscient knowledge in which the universe is reflected. O Arhan! You are the protector of all the Souls (Jivas) in the world. O Arhan! The destroyer of kama (lust)! There is no strong person equal to you." -Yajur Veda, Chapter 19, Mantra 14
would be the condition of the Indian Sanskrit literature if the
contribution of the Jains were removed?
The more I study Jain literature the more happy and wonder struck I
Dr. Hertel, Germany
is of a very high order. Its
important teachings are based upon science.
The more the scientific knowledge advances the more that Jain
teachings will be proven."
L. P. Tessetori, Italy
adore so greatly the principles of the Jain religion, that I would like to
be reborn in a Jain community."
- George Bernard
Jains have written great masterpieces only for the benefit of the
world." - Dr. Hertel,
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