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Sudharmaswami

 

Sudharmaswami

Sudharmaswami ( "Sudharmāsvāmī"; 607 BC – 507 BC) was the fifth ganadhara of Mahāvīra. All the current Jain acharyas and monks follow his rule.

Life

Sudharmaswami gained omniscience in 515 BC and attained Nirvana in 507 BC at the age of 100. After gaining omniscience, the religious order was entrusted to his principal pupil, Jambuswami. During the period of his stewardship, Sudharmaswami composed the Lord's teachings in 12 parts, which are known as the 12 Jain Agamas. Many of the agamas are composed in the form of questions asked by the disciple Jambuswami and the replies given by Sudharmaswami.

References and sources

  • Jain Scriptures
  • Jaina Sutras, Translated from the Prakrit by Hermann Jacobi, 1884
  • Source at http://www.AtmaDharma.com
  • Outline of Jainism by S.Gopalan, published by Waily Estern Ltd.,New Delhi-110016 in 1969

See also

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