Flashcards in Jainism Deck (14)
What is Jainism?
An ancient Indian Tradition
Founder of Jainism of Historians
Mahavira (6th century BCE)
He rejected the Hindu Religion
Founder for Jains
No beginning - Mahavira revitalized it as the 24th Tirthankara or teacher of truth
Accept women as nuns, "white clad"
Reject women, naked "sky clad"
Core Teachings of Jainism
The goal is
The perfect application of key Jainism principles
Non-violence, non-injury, toward any living human being
Detachment from things - places and people
Since we are blinded by matter, all present knowledge is transient
The Five Vows of a Jain Monk
Lay members have how many vows?
Worship of Tirthankaras
Worhip of Gratefulness, NOT petition for salvation