The brilliant gold-framed illustrations convey the exotic Indian background to the teachings and life story of Mahavira, the Hero of Nonviolence , a book to be enjoyed by children age 6 and up. Over the millennia, while Buddhism tended to spread far and wide, Jainism primarily remained centered in India. Some American communities today have substantial Jain communities, but because most Jain clergy remain in India, this is not a well-known faith in the U.
Martin Luther King Jr. So, I consider the publication of Mahavira a landmark in cross-cultural publishing.
This is, indeed, a rare opportunity for you and your family to celebrate religious diversity in your home and community. One page summarizes three main beliefs of Jainism in just a few sentences.
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I highly recommend this book for your family, school or community reading program. Mahavira wanted a peaceful world where fear and anger were lacking. Demi, a famous illustrator, brings his story to life for ages 6 and up, enhancing a story which requires either reading skills or parental read-aloud help, but which introduces the story of the Jain belief system to a younger age range than is usual. He taught three important lessons: that one should have love and compassion for all living things; that one should not be too prideful of one's own point of view because the truth has many sides; and that one should not be greedy and should avoid attachment to possessions.
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Mahavira's lessons on nonviolence and compassion still have a profound impact around the globe, and he is credited with influencing Mahatma Gandhi, who in turn inspired Martin Luther King, Jr. You can follow Wisdom Tales Press on:. Wisdom Tales Newsletter Our periodic e-newsletters keep you up to date with our new books, special offers, etc. Join Our Mailing List. Sharing the wisdom and beauty of cultures from around the world. About the World Wisdom website: World Wisdom has been selling books since , and online since Here are some facts about the World Wisdom website, www.
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