Title:The Heart of Jainism: The Religious Quest of India
Author:Mrs Sinclair Stevenson
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Remarks:Appendix, Bibliography and Index. Very Good. Dust Jacket. Green card board cover. Dust jacket faded, rubbed, foxed, chipped on spine and worn edges. The cover is faded and corners are slightly bumped. Some foxing ended on free endpapers. The hinge cracked and title page is half lose. The leaves are sunned and foxed. Apart from these, the book can be taken as fine.
Size:144 x 220 mm
To the general public Jainism is little more than a mere name, and even students of the Religions of India have often failed to give it the attention it well may claim. In that sixth century before Christ which in so many countries witnessed an earnest aspiration after higher truths and nobler lives, the country of Bihar was strangely agitated by the teachings of not a few bold reformers, men then styled heretics. Mahavira, Buddha, Gosala, Jamali, all founded sects of their own, and others there were who vied with these either in propounding rival heresies or in establishing separate monastic organizations. Yet of all these ancient Orders one only has survived in India down to the present day, and that one is the Jainism founded whether by Mahavira himself or by his reputed master.