Author: Arihant Kumar Jain

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Dr. Arihant Kumar Jain is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Studies in Jainism, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies, Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai. Prior to this, he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Jainology and Comparative Religion & Philosophy at Jain Vishwa Bharati Institute (Deemed University), Ladnun (Rajasthan, India), and subsequently at Jain Deemed-to-Be University, Bangalore. He obtained his Ph.D., and Post Doctorate from Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai and has been also a visiting faculty in the same Department. He has five books to his credit so far, out of which he is the author of three and editor of two. The book titled "The Gist of Sŕamanacara", "Acārya Kundakunda kā Dārshanik evaṁ Ādhyātmik chiṅtan" and the monograph titled "The Jain Doctrine of Six Essentials" is his published work. He has also edited a book ‘DASDHAMMASAARO’ and the old Prakrit manuscript ‘AJEEVAKALPA’. He is the founding Editor of 'The Prakrit Times International eNewsletter' ( for the promotion and propagation of the oldest Prakrit language and literature globally, as well as he is also an Associate Editor of Jain Avenue Web Magazine ( He has presented his research papers in about 26 national and 8 international seminars and more than 18 research articles have also been published in UGC-listed or peer-reviewed/refereed journals and various contemporary articles in various newspapers and magazines. He has represented Jainism at an International Conference held in Colombo (Srilanka). He has successfully organized and coordinated National and International academic conferences/Seminars/Webinars/Lecture Series as Convenor/Co-convenor, sponsored by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR) and the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), Government of India. Apart from academic activities, he is a poet and independent filmmaker. The documentary film ‘Prakrit Language – An Ancient Prosperous Tradition’ directed by him, shows the historical and archaeological significance of Sŕavanabelagola (Karnataka) and the ancient rich tradition of the Prakrit language, has been screened and honoured at national and international film festivals. He has been awarded the 'National Gaurav Award' by the National Media Foundation, New Delhi for his academic work and innovative efforts as editor of Prakrit Times International newsletter and for best direction of the research documentary film depicting the historical and archaeological importance of Shravanabelagola. He can be contacted at and +91-9967954146.

Overcoming Kashāyas: A Path to Inner Peace and Spiritual Growth June, 2024 Arihant Kumar Jain

Kashāyas, or passions, are powerful emotions that can hinder our spiritual progress and peace of mind. The word ‘Kashāyas‘ is very widely used in Jain philosophy and is related to the basic karma theory of Jain philosophy. In simple language, the word ‘Kashāyas‘ means the disorders or the toxic emotions arising in one’s mind which keep distorting the mind.

Āchārya Haribhadra Suri March, 2024 Arihant Kumar Jain

Jainism is one of the ancient Indian religions, where numerous great Ācāryas have significantly contributed to its rich philosophical heritage and have made important contributions in carrying forward the rich knowledge tradition of Jain Philosophy. Among these revered figures, Ācārya Haribhadra Suri stands out as a profound scholar, spiritual guide, and prolific writer whose works continue to inspire and enlighten generations. Most historians believe that his time was after or around 650 AD (due to his familiarity with 'Dharmakirti'). In his writings, he identifies himself as Jinabhadra of the Vidyadhara Kula and a student of Jinadatta. He was a great, philosopher, doxographer, and prolific author with a powerful personality, had written many books in Sanskrit and Prakrit.

Influence of Jain Values in Gāndhi’s Journey to become Mahātmā Gāndhi October, 2023 Arihant Kumar Jain

Mahātmā Gāndhi, the Father of the Nation, was not only a political leader but also a spiritual guide whose philosophy and actions continue to inspire people around the world. He proudly accepted that the immense influential source of his ideology was Jainism. Gāndhi was deeply influenced by Jain values, which played a pivotal role in shaping his approach to non-violence, truth, and social reform. These principles resonated deeply with Gāndhi and played a pivotal role in shaping his worldview.

Concept of Six Essentials – Sadh Avashyaka September, 2020 Arihant Kumar Jain

The religious thoughts are shaped by its philosophy. The philosophy cannot last unless it has the support of conduct. Conduct is the reflection of the immaculate soul within. The human body is a blessing but only when it leads to blissfulness. It is given to man to rise high or fall below. The seminal thing is ever to remain human and humane.