Victorious Ones: Jain Images of Perfection

Phyllis Granoff

Verlag: Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd., 2010
ISBN 10: 0944142826 / ISBN 13: 9780944142820
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Jainism is one of India`s three classical religions, along with Buddhism and Hinduism. Though older than Buddhism by a generation, the two religions arose and first spread in Northeastern India and have much in common. Both Buddhism and Jainism aim to offer practitioners a path to follow that leads from the painful cycle of endless rebirths to Liberation from all suffering. Both religions also rejected many of the practices and ideas of early Hinduism, particularly its core ritual of a sacrifice that involved the killing of animals, preaching instead a doctrine of nonviolence. Today, nonviolence, the commitment to an ethic that regards all life, animal and human, as inviolate, continue to be the heart of Jain practice and belief. With essays by leading scholars of Asian religions and art, this catalog illuminates the core ideas of Jainism and the founding figures of Jainism, the Jinas, "Conquerors" or Tirthankaras, and the various spaces they sanctify. The Jinas, having achieved liberation and escaped from the world in which we live, are nonetheless considered to remain accessible to us as objects of our devotion. They are accessible to their worshippers through their teachings and their images, although some Jainas reject image worship. Images of the Jinas and temples are said to exist throughout the vast reaches of the cosmos. We see them carefully depicted on painted maps of the Jain universe. Closer to home they are worshipped at famous pilgrimage sites and in private domestic shrines. This publication brings together sculptures and paintings of the Jinas, depictions of many kinds of Jain sacred spaces, as well as illustrated manuscripts of Jain sacred texts. Many of the objects discussed and illustrated here have never before been published. CONTENTS: Founder`s Statement; Letter from the Jain Family; Funders and Lenders; Acknowledgements; Curator`s Preface; 1. Victorious Across Eternity : The Lives of the Jain Tirthankaras/Paul Dundas 2. The Cosmic Man and the Human Condition/John E. Cort 3. Contemplating the Jain Universe : Visions of Order and Chaos/Phyllis Granoff 4. The Mathematics of the Jain Cosmos/Kim Plofker 5. Lokakasa and Lokadhatu : A Comparison of Jain and Buddhist Cosmology/Padmanabh S. Jaini 6. Sacred Place and Structured Space : Temple Architecture and Pilgrimage in Jainism/Julia A.B. Hegewald 7. Icons in the Manifold : Jain Sculpture in Early and Medieval India/Sonya Rhie Quintanilla 8. Digambara Narrative Painting of Southern India/Robert J. Del Bonta 9. Contemporary Jain Mandala Rituals/John E. Cort Catalog : 1. Sculpture/Sonya Rhie Quintanilla 2. Painting/Robert J. Del Bonta Printed Pages: 308. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 749

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Titel: Victorious Ones: Jain Images of Perfection
Verlag: Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
Erscheinungsdatum: 2010
Einband: Hardcover
Zustand: New
Auflage: First edition.

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