say with conviction that the doctrine for which the name of Lord
Mahavira is glorified nowadays is the doctrine of Ahimsa.
If anyone has practiced to the fullest extent and has
propagated most the doctrine of Ahimsa, it was Lord Mahavira."
proclaimed in India that religion is a reality and not a mere social
convention. It is
really true that salvation can not be had by merely observing
external ceremonies. Religion
cannot make any difference between man and man."
- Rabindranath Tagore
learn from scriptures (Sashtras) and commentaries that Jainism is
existing from beginning less time.
This fact is indisputable and free from difference of
opinion. There is much historical evidence on this point."
- Lokamanya Bala Gangadhar Tilak
is nothing wonderful in my saying that Jainism was in existence long
before the Vedas were composed."
- Dr. S.
Radhakrishnan, Prev. President of India
speaking, Jainism is an independent and original religion, for it is
neither Hinduism nor Vedic religion, but of course it is an aspect of
Indian life, culture, and philosophy."
Shri Jawaharlal Nehru
am not Rama. I have no
desire for material things. Like
Jina I want to establish peace within myself."
-Yoga Vasishta, Chapter 15,
Sloka 8 the saying of Rama
Arhan! You are equipped
with the arrow of Vastuswarpa, the law of teaching, and the
ornaments of the four infinite qualities.
O Arhan! You have attained omniscient knowledge in which the
universe is reflected. O
Arhan! You are the
protector of all the Souls (Jivas) in the world. O Arhan!
The destroyer of kama (lust)!
There is no strong person equal to you."
Veda, Chapter 19,
would be the condition of the Indian Sanskrit literature if the
contribution of the Jains were removed?
The more I study Jain literature the more happy and wonder
struck I am."
Dr. Hertel, Germany
is of a very high order. Its
important teachings are based upon science.
The more the scientific knowledge advances the more that Jain
teachings will be proven."
Jains have written great masterpieces only for the benefit of the
Dr. Hertel, Germany