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Inviting death: historical experiments on Sepulchral Hill, rev. ed.

Inviting death: historical experiments on Sepulchral Hill, rev. ed.

Settar, S.

Series: One of the foremost communities to have paid serious attention to death are the Jains of India. Indeed, their preoccupation with it has been so intense that without understanding their philosophy of death, it is almost impossible to make out their notion of life. While commending death, however, they caution against throwing away life in a cavalier manner. They emphatically oppose suicide--a death-recourse prompted by emotion (raga) and violence (himsa)--and condemn it as a spiritual crime, a cowardly act resorted to by the immature and the ignorant.

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Title: Inviting death: historical experiments on Sepulchral Hill, rev. ed.

Author: Settar, S.

Series: One of the foremost communities to have paid serious attention to death are the Jains of India. Indeed, their preoccupation with it has been so intense that without understanding their philosophy of death, it is almost impossible to make out their notion of life. While commending death, however, they caution against throwing away life in a cavalier manner. They emphatically oppose suicide--a death-recourse prompted by emotion (raga) and violence (himsa)--and condemn it as a spiritual crime, a cowardly act resorted to by the immature and the ignorant.

Year: 2016

Language: English-Books

Binding: Hardbound

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