Punyaratna, Punya-ratna, Puṇyaratna: 1 definition


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Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I

1) Puṇyaratna (पुण्यरत्न) was the teacher of Vijayadevasūri: the author of the Śīlarāsa (dealing with the Ethics section of Jain Canonical literature), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—Vijayadevasūri, the author, was a disciple of Puṇyaratna, himself a disciple of Pārśvacandrasūri. This work is not dated but another one from him was composed in VS 1591 (1534 CE).

2) Puṇyaratna (पुण्यरत्न) is the author of the Neminātharāsa (dealing with Jain universal history such as the Jinas and related figures).—According to the Koba database the author, Puṇyaratna Muni, belonged to the rājagaccha and was the pupil of Nandivardhanasūri. But the Udine manuscript does not contain this information. The pupil took over the same topic as his teacher, who had already composed a Yādavarāsa in VS 1588.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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