Acharya

Dharasena
Personal
ReligionJainism
SectDigambara
Religious career
Disciples

Acharya Dharasena was a Digambara monk of first century CE.

Biography

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

  1. ^ Jain, Vijay K. (2012). Acharya Amritchandra's Purushartha Siddhyupaya. Vikalp Printers. p. xii. ISBN 978-81-903639-4-5. Non-Copyright
  2. ^ Dundas 2002, pp. 63–64.
  3. ^ Dundas 2002, p. 79.

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