This book describes what the Jainas considered to be the way of life proper to a layman. It attempts to examine the contents of the principal Jaina Sravakacaras. As these texts are not well known and often not easily accessible, some information about their authors has also given and a few excerpts, designed to show the extent to which one writer depends on another, have been included in an appendix.
It will be noted that, to avoid confusion, all technical terms employed have been given in Sanskrit even in cases where an original Prakrit form has been falsely Sanskritized.
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