Re: Jaina Dharma and Anekantavada:
Oct 24, 2000 11:58 PM
Thanks for note Kat and enjoyed your comment:
It is a very tricky high wire act so as
> not to fall into the holes between the net -- this study of
> which changes one internally and does not then become the
next One True
> Faith. Most of us have deep psychology to wrestle with before
we are clear
> enough to study without prejudice.
That pretty much says it for me as well.
I was impressed that according to the Jains manner of
discourse varieties of perception and truth were incorporated
and accepted. This is an ideal of course, but ideals can be
models for us and that is their value.
There are some other variations on this theme from other
The Baha'is have what is called "consultation" in which each
person is allowed to contribute and be heard... the opinions are
then shared and brought out into the open... without
condemnation. Finally a process of decision may or may not
The Society of Friends (Hicksite-Silent Meeting variety) can only
make decisions as a body with the full unanaimous consent of
every member. I have seen this put into practise as a member of
a small Friends Meeting some forty years ago. It was actually
quite effective. The Friends of this particular variety are known for
a fairness and sensitivity that is extremely rare in today's society.
- Art Gregory
[Back to Top]
Dedicated to the Theosophical Philosophy and its Practical Application