Register of electronic texts/Jain texts

Julia Leslie jl6 at SOAS.AC.UK
Thu Nov 8 08:05:55 EST 2001


Dear all,

With reference to Jain texts, here are three useful sites which you
might wish to know about:

http://www.sendai-ct.ac.jp/~ousaka/EngH.html

http://www.sacred-texts.com/jai/
http://www.aditi.net/Jain/Sacred/SacredHome.htm

Julia Leslie



On 7 Nov 01, at 21:34, Birgit Kellner wrote:

> As this may be of general interest, a reply to the list -
>
> as Dr. Gruenendahl indicated, GRETIL is still under construction, so I am
> not taking obvious omissions from the classificational grid too seriously;
> yet, the fact that "Buddhism"/"Bauddha" and "Jainism"/"Jaina" are omitted
> as philosophical schools does strike me as rather odd. Surely, one would
> not want to leave aside the enormous philosophical output of both these
> traditions. I am not aware of any online Jaina philosophical treatises,
> but as for Buddhism, I would like to point to Ono Motoi's online texts of
> Dharmakirti:
> http://www.logos.tsukuba.ac.jp/~nagasaki/dharmakirti/e-text.html
>
> The page offers access to the entire PramANavArttikasvavRtti,
> PramANavArttika, NyAyabindu, Hetubindu, SambandhaparIkSA and VAdanyAya -
> no small undertaking! SantAnAntarasiddhi and PramANavinizcaya are "under
> construction".
>
> A question that always comes up in this context is whether the inclusion
> of texts should be based on the language in which they are transmitted or
> on the fact that they belong to an Indian cultural heritage irrespective
> of being available to us only in non-Indic languages, like Chinese or
> Tibetan. In the case of DharmakIrti, for instance, should one exclude a
> potential online Tibetan version of the PramANavinizcaya because it is in
> Tibetan, or should one include it because it is after all a work of an
> Indian philosopher and was *originally* written in an Indian language,
> even though this original version is now (largely) lost?
>
> Whichever solution is adopted, I wish GRETIL much success in its future
> efforts to keep track of all the diverse efforts to digitize e-texts; I
> had once embarked on a similar enterprise (on a much smaller scale), but
> gave up because it was too time-consuming too maintain.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Birgit Kellner
> Institute for South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies
> Vienna University
>
>
> >> Dear colleagues,
> >>
> >> please note that
> >>
> >> GRETIL,
> >> the Goettingen Register of Electronic Texts in Indian Languages,
> >>
> >> is now available on an experimental basis under:
> >> www.sub.uni-goettingen.de/ebene_1/fiindolo/gretil.htm
> >>
> >> GRETIL is intended as a cumulative register of the numerous download
> >> sites for electronic texts in Indian languages. It registers only
> >> e-texts that are freely available for scholarly purposes and can be
> >> employed for word search etc. in a standard word processing programme.
> >>
> >> The register is still under construction, and some links may not be
> >> functional at present.
> >>
> >> I sincerely hope that GRETIL is in accordance with the intentions of
> >> all those who have made the registered e-texts available through their
> >> unselfish efforts.
> >>
> >>
> >> R. Gruenendahl
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> ********************************************************************
> >>
> >> Dr. Reinhold Gruenendahl
> >> Niedersaechsische Staats- und Universitaetsbibliothek
> >> Fachreferat sued- und suedostasiatische Philologien
> >> (Dept. of Indology)
> >> 37070 Goettingen
> >> Germany
> >> Tel (+49) (0)5 51 / 39 52 83
> >> Fax (+49) (0)5 51 / 39 23 61
> >> gruenen at mail.sub.uni-goettingen.de
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> FACH-INFORMATIONEN INDOLOGIE, GOETTINGEN:
> >> http://www.sub.uni-goettingen.de/ebene_1/fiindolo/fiindolo.htm
> >>
> >> In English:
> >> http://www.sub.uni-goettingen.de/ebene_1/fiindolo/fiindole.htm
> >>
> >> *********************************************************************


Dr I J Leslie
Department of the Study of Religions
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London
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