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Acharanga Bhasyam (Hardcover)

by Acharya Mahaprajna

Ecstasy is not a subject of articulation for a gardener who sees his garden full of trees and plants laden with verdure, flowers and fruits, or for an artist who sees his idea getting form on the canvas, or for a visionary who sees his dreams getting realized, through his own efforts. For a long time, I had been visualizing that the critical editing of the Jain scriptures be undertaken and the laborious moments of my life be devoted to it. The visualization was transformed into a reality. Considering me a nucleus, members of my religious order got engrossed in that endeavor and put in a lot of efforts to realize the objective.

Then, again, after a few years, another idea struck in my mind - a Sanskrit commentary (bhāṣyaṃ) should be written on the Āyāro (Ācārāṅga Sūtra). My successor-designate, Acharya Mahaprajna added to my ecstasy by transforming my idea into a concrete form and thus re-uniting the broken chain of writing ' bhāṣyaṃ' on the scriptures.

I would like to make, therefore, all of them who have contributed to this work, the participants in my ecstasy. In brief the contribution is as follows:

Bhāṣyakāra : Acharya Mahaprajna
Associate : Yuvacharya Mahashramana
English Rendering : Dr. Nathmal Tatia
Muni Dulaharaj
Muni Mahendra Kumar

Equality in participation and distribution is considered to be our duty. All of them who have contributed freely to this uphill task deserve my blessings. I aspire the brilliance of this work to be reflected in their bright future.

Ganadhipati Tulsi

Publisher: Jain Vishwa Bharati, Ladnun, India
Editor: Dr Nathmal Tatia, Muni Dulaharaj, Muni Mahendra Kumar
Translator: Dr Nathmal Tatia, Muni Dulaharaj, Muni Mahendra Kumar
Edition: First Edition, 2001
ISBN: 817195744
Pages: 546
Dimensions: 14.50 x 22.30 x 3.20 cm (W x H x D)
Weight: 836 g
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