These scriptures are known as Jain Agam or Agam Sutras. The Agam Sutras teach great reverence for all forms of life, strict codes of vegetarianism, asceticism . Jain Agam Literature Compiled by. Pravin K. Shah Jain Study Center of NC ( Raleigh). Background. Lord Mahavir’s preaching was orally complied by his. Agamas are original texts of Jainism based on the discourses of the tirthankara. The discourse delivered in a samavasarana (divine preaching hall) is called.

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This agmas describes the story of ten bother princes. Retrieved from ” https: They did not fight aggamas King Chetaka in the war. By Shredding of the karmic particles, the soul acquires perfect knowledge. According to the Jains, only the Kevalis —omniscient beings—can comprehend objects in all aspects and manifestations; others are only capable of partial knowledge.

Retrieved from ” https: Lord Mahavir’s preaching were orally compiled into many texts scriptures by his disciples. This agam briefly describes and explains the conduct of ascetic life. They were originally compiled by Shrut Kevali monks, who possessed total knowledge of the soul by studying 12 Ang Agams. They contain the Jain religion’s endless treasure of knowledge on every subject. According to the Acaranga SutraMahavira believed that life existed in myriad forms which included animals, plants, insects, avamas of water, fire, and wind.

According to Rabindranath Tagore.

Mahavira’s teachings were influential. They consist of 14 texts according to the Digambar sect, 34 texts according to the Swetambar Murtipujak sect, and 21 texts according to the Sthanakvasi and Terapanthi sects. The Jain literature, which was compiled by Ganadharas and Srut-kevlis, is known as Agam literature. Accomplished sages who have invalidated the so-called deities that are famous in the world, and have made ineffective the whip of all blemishes, adore your doctrine.


An Indian Religion of SalvationDelhi: His birth is celebrated as Mahavir Jayantiand his nirvana is observed by Jains as Diwali. Edited by Ian Whicher and David Carpenter. Webarchive template wayback links Webarchive template webcite links Good articles Use dmy dates from December Use Indian English from September All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English Articles having same image on Wikidata and Wikipedia All self-contradictory articles Wikipedia articles needing clarification from December Wikipedia articles needing clarification from October Commons category link from Wikidata CS1 maint: Diwali Mahavir Jayanti Paryushana Samvatsari.

The scriptures, which were created in relation to Ang-agams, are called Upang-agams. This article is about the Jain Tirthankara.

Mahavira’s Jal Mandir stands at the place where he attained nirvana moksha. Digambara monk Aryika Kshullak Pattavali Acharya. Encyclopedia of Jainism Edited by Nagendra Kr. Buddhism Hinduism Islam Sikhism Non-creationism.

Aupa Patika Sutra Ovavaiya: In or CE that the Vallabhi council of the Svetambara Jain monks recompiled the Agamas and recorded them as written manuscripts under the leadership of Acharya Shraman Devardhigani along with other Jain scholars. Samantabhadra’s Yuktyanusasana is a verse poem which also praises Mahavira. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Jain Literature Jain literature is classified into two major categories: It also describes the types of vows a wise person should take during various states of illness and agsmas he should beg the pardon of all living beings in the universe.

According to Jains, knowledge is the essence of the soul. It explains the magnitude of pain one has to suffer if he or she breaks the fourth vow chastity.

This agam describes the process of dying by one’s own desire and its glory. This sutra explains the daily rituals the monks and nuns have to perform.

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Sacred Books of the East vol. Four-sided sculpture of Mahavira in Kankali TilaMathura. An historically-contentious view in Jainism is partially attributed to Mahavira and his ascetic life; he did not wear clothing, as a sign of renunciation the fifth vow, aparigraha. According to Jain textTattvartha sutraknowledge Jnana is of five kinds: Jain texts The texts containing the teachings of Mahavira are called the Agamas, and are the canonical literature – the scriptures – of Svetambara Jainism.


In the absence of authentic scriptures, Digambars follow two main texts, three commentaries on main texts, and four Anuyogs consisting of more than 20 texts as the basis for their religious philosophy and practices. After the famine, monks and nuns of the Svetambara sect held several conferences to preserve the most important Jain texts.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mahavira. The seven used conditional principles are listed below.

Jain Agamas (Digambara)

This article is about Jain scriptures. However, it appears from literature referencing this agam that it contained prayers of Lord Mahavir. Ang-agams are the oldest religious scriptures and the backbone of Jain literature. According to Champat Rai Jain:.

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He abandoned all worldly possessions at the age of 30 and left home in pursuit of spiritual awakeningbecoming an ascetic. Clairvoyance is mentioned as avadhi jnana in Jain scriptures. Number of Ang-bayha agams Survived. This principle is more formally stated by observing that objects are infinite in their qualities and modes of existence, so they cannot agzmas completely grasped in all aspects and manifestations by finite human perception.

It also provides a description of the moon, sun, planets, and stars.