Book: Gaina Sutras Part 1
Author: Hermann Jacobi

Gaina Sutras Part 1 By Hermann Jacobi

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Pages (PDF): 420
Publication Date: 1884

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This is volume XXII of the Sacred Books of the East, Part One of the Hermann Jacobi translation of the Gaina Sutras. This volume includes the Akaranga and Kalpa Sutras, two of the most important Jain sacred texts. The Akaranga Sutra outlines rules for Jain monks. Most notably it describes steps which monks must take to avoid harming other living beings, including the microscopic life forms which the ancient Jains believed pervaded the universe. The Kalpa sutra contains a biography of the founder of Jainism, Mahavira, as well as other founders of the religion, and a list of the successive Jain leaders.