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Life Force: The World of Jainism

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Outside India, little is known of Jainism, one of the oldest religions in the world; a gentle faith whose ancient precepts have always nurtured an ecological way of life, and which numbers today nearly ten million adherents. At the root of Jainism's compassionate philosophy is the practice of ahimsa, meaning non-violence, an approach to the world that greatly influenced Ma ...more
Paperback, 117 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Jain Publishing Company (first published July 1991)
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allison
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A well-written work. First book I have read as I explore Jainism history and practice. Wonderful read.
Hara Joy
Apr 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Far from a thorough description of the religion (also, keep in mind that it is written by a Western observer), but it is suitable for anyone looking to glean a general sense of Jainism. Additionally, it serves as a useful index, as it carries a handy list of references.
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Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I my quest to scratch the surface of multiple religions, I read this to understand "the other's view" of Jainism. Very easy to read.
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