A Perspective in Jaina Philosophy and Religion
Prof. Ramjee Singh
We feel immense pleasure in bringing out
this book `A Perspective in Jaina Philosophy and Religion' by Prof. Ramjee
Singh, vice-chancellor, Jaina Visvabharati, Ladnun, Rajasthan (Deemed to
be University) in the hands of scholars, as 64th publication of
Parsvanatha Sodhapitha. It is a collection of his valuable research papers
and articles, written on various aspects of Jaina Philosophy and Religion,
appeared in different journals, seminar proceedings, felicitation and
commemoration volumes. These have been classified under sections - Jaina
view of life, Jaina Epistemology, Jaina Metaphysics, Jaina Ethics, Jaina
Psychology, Non-absolutism and its relevance to Jainism and Jaina-Yoga.
We are extremely grateful to Prof.
Singh, who did us a favor by giving this work to the institute for
publication. Prof. Singh, an eminent scholar of international fame on
Gandhism and Non-violence, is also an authority on Jaina studies, and has
made a significant contribution to it. A true Gandhivadi he follows its
doctrine in word and spirit and practices in his life. We are grateful to
Dr. Ramanbhai C. Shah and other members of Shree Bombay Jaina Yuvaka Sangh
for providing grant of Rs. ten thousand for publication of this book.
We are thankful to Prof. Sagarmal Jain,
Director of Parsvanatha Sodhapitha, who has been instrumental in obtaining
this work for publication and seeing it through the press. Our thanks are
also due to Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh, Research Officer, who has been
associated with proof reading and publication of this book. We are also
thankful to Mr. S.K. Upadhyaya of Naya Sansar Press for proof-reading and
13-2-1993 Bhupendra Nath Jain,
Nuchem Plastics Ltd., Secretary,
20/6 Mathura Road, Pujya Sohanalala
Faridabad. Parsvanatha Sodhapitha.