Indian continent gave rise to multiple faiths over many millennia. They are in two main sections, first who believed in a creator God Astik (orthodox) these are six major schools (Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Samkhya, Yoga, Mimamsha and Vedanta) and second who believed in God but not as a creator – Nastik (Hetrodox), these are five major schools (Jain, Buddhism, Ajivika, Ajnana and Charvaka). The ultimate aim of each one is to attain moksha (liberation) or in other words freedom from rebirth.
As per Jain Darshan (Philosophy), there is no creator God who has created this universe. The Universe is self governed eternal with no beginning or end and any physical limits. It mainly consists of 2 elements, Jiv the soul and Ajiv consisting the Pudgal (matter) Dharm, Adharm, Akash (Space) and Kaal (time). 24th Tirthankara Mahavira explained all the elements and process of achieving liberation around 500 to 600 BCE and the knowledge was passed on through listening and memorising till Circa 2nd century CE. Later when saints started finding problem in memorising, it was written down in Prakrit and Sanskrit. Many Acharya wrote several scriptures on Jinvaani (Sermon) given by Mahavira. The wisdom Mahavira attained probably fraction of it was communicated by him. What he spoke only fraction of that was memorised by his followers and later a fraction of it is written in various Aagams (scriptures). Even what was written only fraction of that is available and fraction of it is comprehended and disseminated.
However what is available is also so huge that it is difficult for one person to read and understand in one life. So far I have read 3 books thoroughly and converted each shloka and sutra into Hindi Doha and tried to simplify in Hindi and English too. While doing that I have found connectivity of each thought with rest of the concepts. Jaindarshan.in is an effort to present that connectivity in original shlok from Samansuttam or a Sutra from Tattvarthsutra and Ratnakarand Sravakachar, its translation in Hindi, English and Doha format. Later on I plan to read other Aagams and add them too.
Shloks and Sutras given in this website are followed by code to indicate original Aagam. TS stands for Tattvarthsutra, SSu stands for Samansuttam and RKS stands for Ratnakarand Shravakachar.
I thank Shri Dinesh ji Jain from Chicago who is helping in editing and modifying the content.
I seek forgiveness for any error or mistake I might have made in this attempt.
Regards: Hemant Lodha