June 30, 2014
Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence
-- This book tells the remarkable story of a young prince who renounces his wealth and power to become a wandering monk and leader of the Jain religion. Mahavira imagined a world where no one gets hurt, a world where no one is teased or bullied, a world where there is no fear or anger. Today, more than 2,500 years later, over 10 million Jains follow Mahavira’s example. Beautifully brought to life by award-winning illustrator, Demi, let the story of Mahavira’s belief in compassion and nonviolence inspire you as he inspired the visionary leader Mahatma Gandhi, who in turn inspired Martin Luther King, Jr.
Wisdom Tales is honored to have closely worked with JAINA (The Federation of Jain Associations in North America), throughout the production of Mahavira: The Hero
. JAINA represents eighty Jain temples and centers and 120,000 Jains i
“For too long, the inspiring story of Mahavira has been largely confined to India. Manoj Jain has performed a great service by helping make this engaging and important narrative accessible to the rest of the world. His simple, beautiful prose, matched with the exquisite illustrations by Demi, will appeal to people of goodwill regardless of age. Never has Mahavira’s wisdom been more needed than it is today.”
—Mark W. Muesse, Rhodes College, author of The Age of the Sages
and Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation