Jainism and Ecology

Jainism and Ecology

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In the struggle to sustain the earth's environment as viable for future generation, environment studies have, thus far, left religion unprobed, in contrast to the emphasis given to science and technology. Yet, no understanding of the environment is adequate without a grasp of the religious life that constitutes human societies. As all encompassing, religious ideas not just content with other ideas as equals; they frame the mind set within which all sorts of ideas commingle in a cosmology. Built on the premise that religions of the world maybe instrumental in addressing moral dilemmas created by environmental crisis, this book discusses Jain Cosmology, its Ethics and worldview. The voices included reflect a wide spectrum of approaches. This book in the S.L. Jain Research Series, intends to expand this discussion, inviting further collaboration on a topic of common concern-the fate of the Earth as a religious responsibility.In line with most recent scholarship, in this essay I use the spelling aquot;Jainaquot; rather than aquot;Jaina, aquot; as it reflects the spelling and ... This discourse is very similar to the English discourse Anne Vallely discusses in her chapter in this book; it is not clear to ... Prem Suman Jain, aquot;Environment: The Religious Basis of Protectionaquot; (aquot; Paryavaran: Samraksan ka Dharmik Adharaquot;); Rajmal Lorha, aquot;Environmental Pollution:anbsp;...

Title:Jainism and Ecology
Author:Christopher Key Chapple
Publisher:Motilal Banarsidass Publishe - 2006


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