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Cosmology and Cycles of Time
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Jain cosmology forms the backdrop to the destinies of the infinite number of souls or life monads (Skt./Pkt. jīva) in the universe that are subject to the laws of karman, and is characterized by extremely compl…

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Satinsky, Ruth and Wiley, Kristi L., “Cosmology and Cycles of Time”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Denison University University of Edinburgh University of Bergen University of California, Berkeley John E. Cort, Paul Dundas, Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristi L. Wiley. Consulted online on 16 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2020

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