Dharasena

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Acharya

Dharasena
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ReligionJainism
SectDigambara
Religious career

Acharya Dharasena was a Digambara monk of first century CE.

Biography[edit]

Āchārya Dharasena, in first century CE, guided two Āchāryas, Āchārya Pushpadant and Āchārya Bhutabali, to put the teachings of Mahavira in the written form.[1] The two Āchāryas wrote, on palm leaves, Ṣaṭkhaṅḍāgama- among the oldest known Digambara Jain texts.[2] Digambara tradition consider him to be the 33rd teacher in succession of Gautama, 683 years after the nirvana of Mahavira.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jain, Vijay K. (2012). Acharya Amritchandra's Purushartha Siddhyupaya. Vikalp Printers. p. xii. ISBN 81-903639-4-8. Non-Copyright
  2. ^ Dundas 2002, pp. 63–64.
  3. ^ Dundas 2002, p. 79.

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