Author: Vijay K. Jain

About Author


The author has had his schooling from Mhow and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, graduation in Electronics Engineering from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University and Post – Graduation in Management from IIM – Ahmedabad. He is an independent researcher, he has authored several books and translated into English several profound Jaina scriptures. He is the proprietor of Vikalp Printers, a small high-end printing and publishing firm based in Dehradun India.

Soul Substance (jīva dravya): As Expounded in Dravyasamgraha September, 2023 Vijay K. Jain

Soul substance (jīva dravya) is ubiquitous but unseen. Driving force within each one of us, it has been, since time immemorial, a subject matter of research by philosophers, religious leaders and laity. Still, ambiguity and misconceptions prevail as regard its real nature.

Sallekhanā – The Zenith of Human Life March, 2021 Vijay K. Jain

Âcârya Pujyapâda in Sarvârthasiddhi makes clear that sallekhanā is making the physical body and the internal passions emaciated by abandoning their sources gradually at the approach of death.