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What is Jainism?

An ancient Indian Tradition

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Founder of Jainism of Historians

Mahavira (6th century BCE)
He rejected the Hindu Religion

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Founder for Jains

No beginning - Mahavira revitalized it as the 24th Tirthankara or teacher of truth

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Svetambaras

Accept women as nuns, "white clad"

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Digambaras

Reject women, naked "sky clad"

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Core Teachings of Jainism

Karma
Ahimsa
Acetism
Non-Absolutism

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The goal is

The perfect application of key Jainism principles

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Ahimsa

Non-violence, non-injury, toward any living human being

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Ascetism

Detachment from things - places and people

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Non absolutism

Since we are blinded by matter, all present knowledge is transient

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The Five Vows of a Jain Monk

Ahimsa
Truthfulness
Not Stealing
Sexual Purity
Non-attachment

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Lay members have how many vows?

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Worship of Tirthankaras

Worhip of Gratefulness, NOT petition for salvation

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Paryushan

Beginning of Rainy Season - eight day period dedicated to recitation, confession, forgiveness