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LORD MAHAVIRA

 

LORD MAHAVIRA

 

PUBLISHER�S NOTE

 

THE RELEVANCE OF THE TEACHING OF LORD MAHAVIRA IN THE PRESENT WORLD (INTRODUCTION)

  CONTENTS
 

THE AGE OF MAHAVIRA

  EARLY LIFE OF MAHAVIRA
  ASCETIC LIFE OF MAHAVIRA
  ENLIGHTENMENT
  JAINA ATHEISM
  PROPAGATION OF THE DOCTRINE
  RIVAL SECTS
  CONCLUSION
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CONTENTS


 

 

Introduction

 

AGE OF MAHAVIRA

Character of the Age: Social Conditions: Religion and Philosophy: Economic Conditions: Political Conditions:

 

EARLY LIFE OF MAHAVIRA

Tirthankara Parsva: The Jaina Idea of Biography: Mahavira�s Biographies: Parentage and Birth: Facts of Early Life:

 

ASCETIC LIFE OF MAHAVIRA

Mahavira�s Natural Bent of Mind: Renunciation: The Ascetic life: Penance: His wanderings: Gosala Mankhaliputra:

 

ENLIGHTENMENT

Kevalin: Jina: Tirthankara:

 

ENUNCIATION OF THE TRUTH

Mahavira�s Teachings: View of the world: Fundamental Truths: System of Ethics: Jaina Atheism:

 

PROPAGATION OF THE DOCTRINE

Conversion of the Ganadharas: Influence at Royal Courts: Licchavis and other Republican Clans: map of Mahavira�s travels: Mahavira�s Community of Followers: Nirvana:

 

RIVAL SECTS

Classification of Creeds: Buddhists: Ajivikas: Brahmanic Schools: Nihnavas:

 

CONCLUSION