Prof. Bhupal Daryapurkar – Profile
Residence: Solapur, Maharashtra State, INDIA
Year born: 1933 in Karanja, Maharashtra (Kashi of Jainas – Center of Jain knowledge)
M.A. in Psychology
Nyaytirth Darshan Shastri (Highest Degree in Jain Logic and Sanskrit)
Thesis Topic: Perception in Jain Logic
Detailed study of Fundamental Granthas in Jainism like:
Ø Wrote 30 Books in Psychology, Logic and Scientific Method as per Graduate Curriculum
Ø Articles on various Jain topics in Jain Periodicals and local newspapers such as a series of articles on Mahavir and Modern Psychology, The Jains as a minority community in India, Mahatma Gandhi and Jain Adhyatma, etc.
Ø Written Jain stories and Tirthankar charitras for children as part of the project by Institute of Jainology, Pune
Ø Lecture series on Samansuttam – available on Jainworld.com
Ø Represented view of Jainism in the Cleveland Conference of Religion on: “Ways to Peace” in Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Ø Spoke at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, USA – “Jainism at a Glance”
Ø Participates and provides expert comments in the Jain Study Group in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. This group meets monthly and is currently discussing “Tatvarthsutra”.
Ø Swadhyaya Mandal Solapur – Lecture series on “What is Religion in reference to Jainism”
Ø Lectures during Puryushan Parva at Akkalkot, Kilari, Karanja, Solapur, etc.
Currently working on the following Projects in Jainism
Ø Interpretation of Jain Shravakachar in relation to modern western psychology especially in relation to Social Psychology
Ø Interpretation of various problems like pollution, crime etc. in relation to Jain Principles
Ø Marathi Translation of “Shatkhandagam”, one of the fundamental Jain granthas
Ø Comparative study of Jainism to other isms in India, such as Jainism and Buddhism, Jainism and Vedantism, Jainism and Islam etc and some other isms from abroad
Ø Comparison of Jain Philosophy with some eastern western philosophers and well known scientists like Einstein and so on
Ø Marathi and English translation of Jain Darshan in Hindi by Pandit Dr. Mahendrakumarji Jain