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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Jainism
Jainism (pronounced in English as /ˈdʒeɪ.nɪzm̩/), traditionally known as Jain Dharma (जैन धर्म), is a religion and philosophy originating in the prehistory of South Asia.
Jainism is an ancient religion from India that teaches that the way to liberation and bliss is to live a life of harmlessness and renunciation.
Jainism is one of the oldest religions known today and its origins lie in the country of India.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Jainism   (1168 words)

 Jainism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jainism (pronounced in English as /ˈdʒeɪ.nɪzm̩/), traditionally known as Jain Dharma (जैन धर्म), is a religion and philosophy originating in ancient India.
Jainism stresses spiritual independence and equality of all life with a particular emphasis on non-violence.
Though Jainism is slowly declining in India, it is rapidly expanding in the West as non-Indians convert to the religion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jainism   (6857 words)

 Jainism BABLEIZED babelized babbled babbelized bableize humour lampoon
It shows Jainism religion, regardless of the body shape of difference, the prospect that it is enlightened equality of mind not to lie it reaches to the organism where the animal and the microscope have lived from the human.
Jainism religion the physical thing which is due to the moderation from many notes, self-control, self-imposed penance and over-indulgence in Aparigraha non non-possessiveness adjusts the focus, one.
Jainism diet is regarded while naturally, including damage in the plant, with average of the continuance which includes the naked minimum quantity of violence of method of existing which has lived.
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 Jainism - Crystalinks
Jainism, which does not espouse belief in a creator god, has as its ethical core the doctrine of ahimsa, or noninjury to all living creatures, and as its religious ideal the perfection of man's nature, to be achieved predominantly through the monastic and ascetic life.
Jainism has never been torn by philosophic dispute, but from the beginning it was subject to schismatic movements.
Jainism preaches universal tolerance, and its attitude toward other forms of religion is that of noncriticism.
www.crystalinks.com /jainism.html   (2912 words)

 Jainism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Jainism, Ajivika, and Buddhism arose in the 6th cent.
Early Jainism, arising in NE India, quickly spread west, and according to tradition Chandragupta, the founder of the Maurya empire, was converted to the sect, as were several kings of Gujarat.
As Jainism grew and prospered, reverence for Mahavira and for other teachers, historical and legendary, passed into adoration; many beautiful temples were built and cult images set up.
www.bartleby.com /65/ja/Jainism.html   (438 words)

 Jains, Jainism
Jainism is a religious faith of India that is usually said to have originated with Mahavira, a contemporary of the Buddha (6th century BC).
Jainism is unique in allowing the very spiritually advanced to hasten their own death by certain practices (principally fasting) and under specified circumstances.
Jainism is a religion of India concentrated largely in Gujarât and Râjasthân, in parts of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), and in the state of Karnâtaka (Mysore), as well as in the larger cities of the Indian peninsula.
www.mb-soft.com /believe/txn/jain.htm   (1232 words)

 Jainism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Chapter 3 The Prophet Mahavira and the Religion of Jainism The word " Jainism" is defined as "Conquerors of mortal bondage" The founder of Jainism was the spiritual master Mahavira.
Jainism is based on the achievement of the three jewels.
Jainism began as a conscious effort to reform Hinduism, however, became a new religion instead.
www.meaningoflife.i12.com /Jainism.htm   (885 words)

 about jainism page 1
The mission of Jainism is the mission of nature, which is to work for the welfare of one and all, to rise from the pitfall of ignorance and inaction to the spiritual climax of infinite bliss and perfect knowledge.
Jainism is a religion based on cosmic principles, eternal principles on which this colossal machinery runs without any mistake or even a single momentary halt.
Jainism believes there are two kinds of energies, one is the energy of mechanism and the other is the energy of intelligence.
www.arham.com /abt_jain1.htm   (958 words)

 Quel Est Jainism
Jainisme commence par un souci(une entreprise) sérieux pour l'âme humaine dans son rapport avec les lois dirigeant l'existence dans l'univers, avec d'autres créatures vivantes et à son état futur propre dans l'éternité.
Jainisme offre un calme, le mode de vie primordialement sérieux, une insistance culturelle sur la compassion, une société d'éthique qui a dramatiquement(radicalement) changé le monde et continuera à effectuer le changement.
Jainism est un mode de vie écologiquement responsable qui est non violent dans la pensée, l'action et l'acte.
jainisme.tripod.com /jainisme.html   (574 words)

 Jainism Potpourri: A Brief Introduction to Jainism
Jainism was founded by Rishabha, and attained a major status in India at the time of Mahavira, who was born in about 599 B.C. in Northern India, in the town of Vyshali, in the present day Bihar, in a royal family.
Chief among the tenets of Jainism is the deification of Mahavira.
Jainism also preaches that karma is knowable and ineffable and that it is a cosmic power which directs retribution in the hereafter; this represents a marked break with the speculative Brahma of Hinduism.
www.kamat.com /kalranga/jain/intro.htm   (487 words)

 IDS 3313
Jainism is an ancient faith rooted in the pre-Aryan Indus Civilization, concerned primarily with teaching ways and means of escaping the entanglements of the world.
Monks: Jainism is so austere that only the monk can hope to fulfill all the demands of the spiritual life.
In addition to practicing the central virtue of Jainism, ahimsa (non-injury to living organisms), the monk is expected to refrain from lying, stealing (or using anything which is not first offered), owning anything, all sexual pleasure, and finally, to renounce all worldly attachments and involvements.
www.usao.edu /~usao-ids3313/ids/html/jainism.html   (670 words)

 Welcome to Multifaithnet - Jainism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Jainism holds to the perspective of anekantavada or the multi-faceted nature of reality, in which the taking of an holistic view is advocated even when things are apparently in opposition to one another.
Life is seen as a hierarchy of being from plant life through to human beings, "hell beings" and "heavenly beings" and it is categorised according to the number of senses possessed by jivas or atmas (sentient beings or souls).
Jainism teaches that the human state is the only one from which moksha (release from the cycle of birth and death) is possible.
www.multifaithnet.org /religions/jainism/index.asp   (980 words)

 Jainism - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Jainism
Jainism practises the most extreme form of nonviolence (ahimsā) of all Indian sects, and influenced the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi.
Jains number approximately 6 million; there are Jain communities throughout the world but the majority live in India.
Jainism's sacred books record the teachings of Mahavira (c.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Jainism   (325 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Jainism
Sometime around the 3rd century BCE, Jainism broke into two sects or two sperate lineages, one known as Svetambar a founded by Sudharma and the other known as Digambara, founded by Visakha.
The overview for Jainism consists of the sacred texts, founder, and adherents.
This page discusses the jinas or tirthankaras, the origins of Jainism, the vows of the layity, and vegitarianism as a means of ensuring ahimsa.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/jainism.html   (2156 words)

In this brief paper an attempt is made to trace the rise of Jainism as religio-philosophical system, its contribution to Indian Philosophy, Religion, Metaphysics and Logic, Art and Architecture, languages and literatures, and also a brief summary of its history in Andhra Pradesh.
Jainism holds that all the three must coexist in a person, if he is to walk along the path of salvation.
The interest of Jainism to the student of religion lies in the fact that it goes back to a very early period and to primitive currents of religious and metaphysical speculations, which also gave rise to the oldest Indian philosophies like Sankhya, Yoga and Buddhism.
www.terapanth.com /impressions/south-india.htm   (2643 words)

 The history of Jainism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Antecedents of Jainism: This article discusses the history of Jainism before the arrival of Mahavira (599 BC) and the references to Jainism in ancient Indian scriptures.
Jainism Vs Buddhism: The Buddha and Mahavira lived during the sixth century BC and occupy an important place in the religious history of India.
Later History of Jainism: Many people are not aware that the first real emperor of ancient India became a Jain monk in the later part of his life and died in the true Jina tradition.
www.hinduwebsite.com /jainism/jain_history.htm   (290 words)

Jainism bears a striking resemblance to Buddhism in its monastic system, its ethical teachings, its sacred texts, and in the story of its founder.
But the prevailing view to-day—that of Bühler, Jacobi, Hopkins, and others—is that Jainism in its origin is independent of Buddhism and, perhaps, is the more ancient of the two.
Of the reputed founder of Jainism we have but few details, and most of these are so like what we read of the beginnings of Buddhism that one is strongly led to suspect that here at least one is dealing with a variation of the Buddha-legend.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08269b.htm   (1291 words)

 Mahavira and Jainism by Sanderson Beck
In evaluating the ethics of Jainism we must keep in mind that the ascetic monks and nuns were probably far outnumbered by the householders, who practiced a minor version of the five vows.
Yet the lay people, who practiced Jainism while earning a living and providing for their families, were contributing to society while doing their best not to harm others or any living creature.
Jainism has contributed a marvelous example of individual harmlessness to our world, and though it may not be a complete solution to all human problems, it provided a spiritual path for those seeking liberation and an outstanding model of self-discipline and reverence for all life.
www.san.beck.org /EC8-Mahavira.html   (5519 words)

 HERE-NOW4U :Dr. Peter Flügel on 'Jainism - A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence' by Kurt Titze   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kurt Titze, the author of this informative and beautifully produced volume on Jainism, is a free-lance writer, with a great admiration and sympathy for the Jain doctrine of radical non-violence, which inspired him to undertake personal visits to most of the Jain sacred sites in India over a period spanning more than three decades.
In this volume the student of Jainism will find interesting details on the understudied Digambara Jain bhattarakas, or monastic pontiffs, which fulfil predominantly administrative and educational functions, and form a intermediary category between Digambara laity and ascetics.
Though emphasising that ”Deogarh is still what it was” (p.116), he illustrates the damage caused by both art-robbers and attempts of preservation by juxtaposing recent pictures with a photograph reproduced from the Archaeological Survey of India (1918), which depicts the Jaina temples of Deogarh before their reconstruction for purposes of religious tourism (p.115).
www.here-now4u.de /eng/jainism_-_a_pictorial_guide_to.htm   (853 words)

 Jain World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is a dynamic, bold, and a new approach to present exciting world of Jainism to the entire world.
Make core values of Jainism accessible to all, all the time, in all the languages (Just like all attendees could understand preaching of Tirthankar during Samavasaran (assembly) regardless of their languages.) To make the message of ‘Jina’ available to all the human beings for their spiritual progress and soul perfection
Jainism can potentially offer solutions to today’s problems facing the man kind.
www.jainworld.com /JWNew/jainworld/htmlsite/aboutus.asp   (266 words)

 Jainism: An Introduction
Jainism, founded by Mahavira in the sixth century, has around two million adherents in India most of whom are business people who have wealth and social importance far beyond their numerical significance.
Both Jainism and Buddhism denied the validity of the Vedas as inspired scripture and rejected the religious implications of the Indian caste system.
The scriptures of Jainism are Agana (precepts) or Siddhantas-(treatises).
www.ubfellowship.org /archive/readers/601_jainism.htm   (912 words)

 Directory - Society: Religion and Spirituality: Jainism
Jainism Potpourri  · iweb · cached · Topics on Jainism at Kamat's Potpourri; includes Jain arts, architecture, monuments, and a brief introduction to Jainism.
Sacred-Texts: Jainism  · iweb · cached · English translations of the Akaranga Sutra and Kalpa Sutra, primary texts of Jainism.
Jainism in English andamp; Gujarati  · Educational and reference material on Jainism in English andamp; Gujarati.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=83862   (414 words)

Jainism's core belief is ahimsa, or noninjury to all living things.
Jainism has no belief in a creator god, though there are a number of lesser deities for various aspects of life.
Jains believe their religion is eternal and hold that it was revealed in stages by a number of Conquerors, of whom Mahavira was the 24th.
www.ishwar.com /jainism   (639 words)

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