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    DescriptionThis book offers a unique look at one of the oldest religions in the world, and how it can guide us to spiritual and intellectual growth. It bridges the gap between Western religious beliefs and Eastern spiritual philosophies. Jainism is India's oldest spiritual tradition, and one of the oldest religions in the entire world. It rejects the notion of a supreme being, and advocates a deep respect for all living things, and the connections they share. "The Jain Path" looks at how perhaps one of the most individually demanding, rational, and radical of all religions is becoming ever more popular with those trying to re-discover a balance and continuity in their lives. This informative look at how the principals of the Jainism tradition - simple living, non-violence, responsibility, and respect for all things - provides readers with all the tools they need for spiritual and intellectual growth in this ever-more confusing world.


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    Title
    The Jain Path
    Subtitle
    Ancient Wisdom for the West
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aidan Rankin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905047215
    ISBN 10: 1905047215
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    Libri: I-RK
    B&T Approval Code: A13260000
    Ingram Subject Code: RK
    BIC subject category V2: HRKJ
    DC22: 294.4
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL000000, REL038000
    LC classification: BL1351.3 R36 2006
    Thema V1.0: QRRC
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    John Hunt Publishing
    Imprint name
    O Books
    Publication date
    09 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New Alresford
    Author Information
    Aidan Rankin is the news editor of Jain Spirit, the international journal of the Jain community. He also works as the political and cultural editor of the European Business Review.
    Review quote
    "If you have ever wondered precisely what a 'Jain' is, this is the book for you! If you are interested in developing a peace loving and compassionate nature with a reverence for nature and a moderate and ecological approach to life, this is also the book for you! In just 240 pages, Aidan Rankin explores the beauty of the Jain Path and provides a good glossary into the bargain. This is a well written, immensely informative book." Elizabeth Medler, New Vision "A very fine introduction to the Jain faith, and a reminder of the value of the wisdom traditions in our time. Pertinent, important, points to a truly sustainable future." Network Review "A masterpiece." Dr Atul K Shah, Chief Executive Diverse Ethics Ltd