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Jain Mantra

Course Number: 2003

Jain Mantra

Course Delivery:

Self-Paced Online Learning

Length: 20 hours Self-Study (Professor available by appointment in office hours)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course looks at how Jains, over a period of about 2,000 years, have developed their own mantras in conversation with both Hindus and Buddhists. We will examine the different versions and meanings of the most important Jain mantra, the pañcanamaskāra, and look at how mantras like OṂ HRĪṂ and ARHUṂ have been related to the soul, karmic destruction, and the path to liberation.