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Digambara Acharya
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Name (official) Acharya Umaswami
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Born 2nd century CE

Umaswati also known as Umaswami was the chief disciple of Acharya Kundakunda.[1] He is the author of Tattvartha Sutra (that which is), which is one of the most important Jain texts. He is claimed by both the Digambara and Svetambara sects as their own. A mathematician, he lived in the 2nd century AD.[1] It is likely that at this time no clear division of the Jain community had emerged, and thus both sects may be right in claiming him. He was a Acharya (head of the monastic order). Acharyas are one of the Pañca-Parameṣṭhi (five supreme beings).

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  1. ^ a b Jain 2011, p. vi.


Further reading[edit]

  • That which is = Tattvārtha Sūtra, Umāsvāti, ca. 135-ca. 219. San Francisco: HarperCollinsPublishers, c1994. ISBN 0060689854

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