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9789353026066 60ba012ab44b234233f1dd40 From One Birth to Another: Stories from Jaina Literature https://www.midlandbookshop.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ba528e4fdecc75738df6c1/9789353026066.jpg The Jaina Agamas are believed to have come down from Mahavira. Some of them even pre-date him. The stories in the agamas were conceptualized as a means to convey the austere teachings of the Jainas in a more relatable 'entertaining' manner.

For the first time Sudhamahi Regunathan has translated a selection of these and other stories from Jaina literature into English. Ranging from the funny to the tragic each story has a lesson embedded in it. A dancing girl who teaches a monk the meaning of restraint a butcher's son who is pressurized by his family to continue his father's violent profession a young man who wants to study the Kamasastra and more such colourful and interesting characters populate the pages of this book.
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From One Birth to Another: Stories from Jaina Literature

From One Birth to Another: Stories from Jaina Literature

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  • ISBN: 9789353026066
  • Author: Regunathan Sudhamahi
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Pages: 240
  • Format: Paperback
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The Jaina Agamas are believed to have come down from Mahavira. Some of them even pre-date him. The stories in the agamas were conceptualized as a means to convey the austere teachings of the Jainas in a more relatable 'entertaining' manner.

For the first time Sudhamahi Regunathan has translated a selection of these and other stories from Jaina literature into English. Ranging from the funny to the tragic each story has a lesson embedded in it. A dancing girl who teaches a monk the meaning of restraint a butcher's son who is pressurized by his family to continue his father's violent profession a young man who wants to study the Kamasastra and more such colourful and interesting characters populate the pages of this book.

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