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Living Jainism: An Ethical Science Kindle Edition
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I love the story of the 6 blind men and the elephant and the principle of manysideness, the compassionate principles of living (ahimsa), the interconnectedness with the natural world, the notion of multiple cyclic connections rather than linear relationships and many other ideas and concepts. The authors make a credible case for the validity of the views and why the Jain schema are so little appreciated despite their credibility.
They made heavy usage of analogies with physics and sub-atomic particles in discussions of karma. I found this constant change between literal and allegorical description to be less effective than it might have been, but probably need several re-readings to absorb much of the detail.
The book is an excellent pragmatic conjoiner of ethics, western science and the Jain worldview and should appeal to any compassionate, sentient philosopher.
Please write on exclusively on Jain cosmology
From the preview and descriptions etc I got the impression that this was going to be more about the way of life and how you can practice it and use it in your life, very much along the lines of 'The Power of Now', which I love.
However it's not, it's more referencing the history, names, translating and the science side of it which has lost me out of the book now.
Very sorry but wasn't what I personally was looking for.
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