De la convention à la conviction : Banārasīdās dans l’histoire de la pensée digambara sur l’absolu

Abstract : The works of Banārasīdās (1586-1643), a Jain merchant and poet active in the region of Agra, is largely based on the thought of the Digambara philosopher Kundakunda (c. third century). The latter invited to search for the true nature of the self seen as the only reality from an absolute point of view (niścaya-naya). The layman condition of Banārasīdās obliged him to consider also his own religion from a conventional point of view (vyavahāra-naya). He was helped by his discovery of the spiritual scales prepared by the Jain doctrine and described in detail by Nemicandra (tenth century). It is rewarding to look at the articulation between the two points of view in a historical perspective, from the Samayasāra, the major work of Kundakunda, up to Śrīmad Rājacandra, a holy layman of the late nineteenth century, with a particular focus on the members of the Adhyātma movement whose Banārasīdās was one of the most successful instigators.
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Jérôme Petit. De la convention à la conviction : Banārasīdās dans l’histoire de la pensée digambara sur l’absolu. Religions. Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2013. Français. ⟨tel-01112799⟩

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