“What would be the condition of the Indian Sanskrit literature if the contribution of the Jains were removed?The more I study Jain literature the more happy and wonder struck I am.”

“The Jains have written great masterpieces only for the benefit of the world.”

Dr. Hertel, Germany

“In conclusion let me assert my conviction that Jainism is an original system, quite distinct and independent from all others; and that therefore it is of great importance for the study of philosophical thoughts and religious life in ancient India.”

Dr. Herman Jacobi, an eminent German Indologist

“We learn from scriptures (Sashtras) and commentaries that Jainism is existing from beginning less time. This fact is indisputable and free from difference of opinion. There is much historical evidence on this point.”

Bala Gangadhar Tilak Lokamanya
Bala Gangadhar Tilak Lokamanya

“Mahaveer proclaimed in India that religion is a reality and not a mere social convention. It is really true that salvation can not be had by merely observing external ceremonies. Religion cannot make any difference between man and man.”

Dr. Rabindranath Tagore

“I adore so greatly the principles of the Jain religion that I would like to be reborn in a Jain community.”

George Bernard Shaw

“The Jain Sadhu leads a life which is praised by all. He practices the vratas (restraints) and rites strictly and shows to the world the way one has to go in order to realize the atman (soul). Even the life of a Jain householder is so faultless that India should be proud of him.”

Dr. Satischandra Vidhya Bhushan

“Jainism has contributed to the world the sublime doctrine of Ahimsa. No other religion has emphasized the importance of Ahimsa and carried out its practice to the extent that Jainism has done. Jainism deserves to become the universal religion because of its Ahimsa doctrine.”

Justice Ranglekar, Bombay High Court

“Jainism is of very high order. Its important teachings are based upon science. The more the scientific knowledge advances the more those Jain teachings will be proven.”

L. P. Tessetori, Italian Indologist

“The external mystery of the world is its intelligibility. True religion fastens to this element of intelligibility and creates a system of thought and action which leads to true harmony and bliss. And it is indeed so with Jainism.”

Albert Einstein

“I say with conviction that the doctrine for which the name of Lord Mahavira is glorified nowadays is the doctrine of Ahimsa. If anyone has practiced to the fullest extent and has propagated most the doctrine of Ahimsa, it was Lord Mahavira. ”

Mahatma Gandhi