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 fine printing.
13-2-1993 Bhupendra Nath Jain,
Nuchem Plastics Ltd., Secretary,
20/6 Mathura Road, Pujya Sohanalala Smaraka,
Faridabad. Parsvanatha Sodhapitha.