Jainism and Hinduism (actually Vaishnavism)

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Wed Jul 14 20:53:40 CDT 1999

On Tue, 13 Jul 1999, Shrisha Rao wrote:

> I don't know how pertinent this issue is to this list, but just a brief
> comment: although Dr. Sharma has noted "parallels" between Madhva's and
> Jaina theology, he has stopped short of suggesting the latter's causation
> of the former.

Well anyone who goes that far, has to contend with the undeniable fact
that all Vedic philosophies posit a Supreme Being whether personal or
impersonal.  Whereas in Jainism, all those free Jivas out there are
floating around completely independently.  That seems to be a pretty huge
difference to me.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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