"WISHING ALL OF YOU A VERY HAPPY DEEPAVALI”
May the light that we celebrate at Diwali show us the way and lead us together on the path of peace, unity, social harmony, and higher spirituality.
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Jain eLibrary Updates:
Over the past two months, we have added more than 400 new articles and 150 books. We have received many of the books in the pdf format from authors, the publishing Jain institutes, and well-wishers.
Muni Shree Deepratna Sagarji Maharaj Saheb
Jain Muni Shree Deepratna Sagarji Maharaj Saheb has compiled and published more than 300 books in the following categories which are now available from the Jain eLibrary website:
·Complete Jain Agam Literature (45 Agams + 4 Agam equivalent books) of Swetambar Murtipujak Sect
oOriginal Sutra of all Agams
oHindi translation of all Agam Sutras
oGujarati translation of all Agam Sutras
·Commentary literature of Agam Sutras and their Hindi and Gujarati translations
·Agam Story Literature compiled in six volumes
·Index of Agam Sutras
·Dictionary and Kosh Literature
·Ritual and Devotional Literature
The following link provides the list of published Literature by Muni Shree Deepratna Sagarji M S
We bow to Muni Shree Deepratna Sagar Maharaj Saheb’s total dedication and contribution to bring the complete Jain Agam literature (Jain scriptures) to the community at large. Muni Shree can be reached via email -firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to Muni Shree Deepratna Sagarji’s Agam literature, the eLibrary website consists of other works of Shwetambar Murtipujak scholars, and all Sthanakvasi and Terapanthi sects’ Agam literature.
Digambar sect considers all original Agam literature extinct. In the absence of authentic scriptures, Digambars use two main texts, three commentaries on main texts, and four Anuyogs consisting of more than 20 texts as the basis for their religious philosophy and practices. These scriptures were written by great Acharyas from 100 to 1000 AD. They have used the original Agam Sutras as the basis for their work. All such work is available from the eLibrary website.
In 1993, I presented a paper on Jain Agam Literature in the 2ndParliament of World Religions held in Chicago. This paper contains some details of Swetambar Murtipujak, Sthanakvaki, Terapanthi, and Digambar Agam literature. You can read/download this article from the following link of Jain eLibray Website. If you notice any error in the article, please let me know. We will fix the error in the article.