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THE JAINA PATH OF PURIFICATION., Jaini, Padmanabh S.
1 Jaini, Padmanabh S. THE JAINA PATH OF PURIFICATION.
Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 2001, reprint. 
374 pp + Additions and Corrections, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 8120815785 B&w illustrations. "The religious tradition of the Jainas, unique in many respects, presents a fascinating array of doctrinal and social structures that stem from the anti-vedic movements of ancient times. Drawing extensively on primary sources, Professor Jaini provides a comprehensive introduction to the Jaina experience. Beginning with the Life of Mahavira, the author elucidates the essentials of Jain a c o s m o logy and philosophy as well as of the 'path of purification' through which the soul may escape from its Karmic defilements and attain eternal salvation. This path constitutes the integral elements within the broader framework of Jaina li t er at ur e, l ay ritual and the sociohistorical factors which enabled Jainism to survive and prosper to the present day. In particular, the author has examined the cardinal doctrine of 'ahimsa (non-harming), both in its impact upon Jaina reli gio us co nsc iou sne ss and as a standard in applying its sacred principles to the conduct of everyday life." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - faint small number indent on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PRINCESS AND CURDIE., Macdonald, George.
2 Macdonald, George. THE PRINCESS AND CURDIE.
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1908 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Maria L. Kirk. 
305 pp, 8 1/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, black illustration on front board, top edge orange. 12 colour plates (including frontispiece) - collated. B&w head- and tail-pieces and title page decoration. Orange & white pictorial endpapers. The sequel to "The Princess and the Goblin", in which Curdie goes on a quest to unravel a plot to poison Princess Irene's father, the King of Gwyntystorm. Previous owner's name at top of half-title page, light toning in margins of pages, very small light stain in margin of pages 220 & 221, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight lean to spine, slight fading to spine colour, light handling soiling on edges of boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE ROAD OF LIFE AND DEATH:  A RITUAL DRAMA OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS., Radin, Paul.  Foreword by Mark van Doren.  (Jasper Blowsnake.)
3 Radin, Paul. Foreword by Mark van Doren. (Jasper Blowsnake.) THE ROAD OF LIFE AND DEATH: A RITUAL DRAMA OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS.
Princeton, New Jersey Princeton University Press 1991 0691019169 / 9780691019161 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 
345 pp, 9" H. "In this transcription of the Medicine Rite, the most sacred ritual of the now vanished Winnebago Indians, anthropologist Paul Radin captured a poetic source of profound importance to the understanding of mystical experience. Performed by medicine men upon the initiation of a member to their cult, this secret rite recapitulated the mythic origins and heroes of the Winnebago while integrating those present with the ancestral forces. The rite imparted not only knowledge about life, death, and rebirth within the community, but also insights into our potential, as human beings, of living with genuine dignity on this earth. (This book) offers an authentic rendering of these prayers and ceremonial procedures and guides readers in appreciating their rich symbolism. This text, recorded in 1908 through an interpreter, is the recollection of Jasper Blowsnake, a former medicine man hesitant to commit the once mortal sin of repeating the Medicine Rite. In the introduction Radin describes the events surrounding Blowsnake's recitation and sets the rite within its historical context. We learn that Winnebago medicine men attempted to find in the rite a refuge place for their tribe members, disoriented by their obsession with war and threatened with annihilation." Inside - previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny scuff on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JAINISM: THE WORLD CONQUERORS.  2 VOLUME SET.  (VOLUME I & VOLUME II), Shah, Natubhai.  Forewords by S.R. Banerjee and Dr. L.M. Singhvi.
4 Shah, Natubhai. Forewords by S.R. Banerjee and Dr. L.M. Singhvi. JAINISM: THE WORLD CONQUERORS. 2 VOLUME SET. (VOLUME I & VOLUME II)
Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 2004. 
330 pp + 322 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard covers in dust jackets - 2 volume set. ISBN 8120819381 B&w illustrations. Volume I Contents: Introduction; History; Teachings of Mahavira; The Jain Community; Popular Jainism; Jainism in the Modern World; Cur rent Trends and Conclusions; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliographies; Index. Volume II Contents: Introduction; Sacred Literature; The Jain View of the Universe; Jain Philosophy; Jain Logic; Science and Jainism; Jain Heritage; The World's Spirit u a l Q u e st; Conclusions; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliographies; Index. Small bump at bottom corners. Dust jackets have light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some faint indentation lines on panels. Very G oo d/ Ve r y Go od - 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE LANKAVATARA SUTRA: A MAHAYANA TEXT.  TRANSLATED FOR THE FIRST TIME FROM THE ORIGINAL SANSKRIT., Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro, translated by.
5 Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro, translated by. THE LANKAVATARA SUTRA: A MAHAYANA TEXT. TRANSLATED FOR THE FIRST TIME FROM THE ORIGINAL SANSKRIT.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1968, reprint. 
300 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 7 fold-out pages at rear of book comparing Saskrit text with three Chinese and one Tibetan translation, accompanied with their respective English translations. Chapter headings: Ravana, Lord of La nka, Asks for Instruction; Collection of All the Dharmas; On Impermanency; On Intuitive Understanding; On the Deduction of the Permanency of Tathagatahood; On Momentariness; On Transformation; On Meat-Eating; The Dharanis; Sagathakam; Appendi x . P r e vious owner's bookplate on front pastedown, previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front end paper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, heavy bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipp ed , h as l ig ht to moderate wear/creasing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears, one small tear/chip (archivally taped), very light rubbing, a few tiny stains on inside of spine. Good+/Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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