Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism: A Comparative Analysis

760 Words Jan 15th, 2018 3 Pages
Here we will discuss Jainism first and then compare it to Hinduism and Buddhism.
Jainism is a religion of peace and harmony and teaches man to live in peace with not only other humans but also with other creatures on the Earth. The value system stems from the core belief of the Jains that animals, plants and humans all contain a living soul which is to be respected and protected at all costs.
Jainism is an ancient Indian religion that believes that the material resources of the world should be used to a minimum level and in that they are strict vegetarians.
Their value system is upheld by the three jewels which are right belief, right knowledge and right conduct.
The Jains also believe in reincarnation, which is the rebirth of the soul, which occurs till the soul attains liberation, which is freedom from mortal processes of birth rebirth and death, so that the soul can then be in peace for eternity.
Jainism is a set of beliefs and there is no god or deity that the Jains believe in, but the Jains hold the 5 Mahvratas as their guiding principles in life, the first of which is ahimsa or non-violence as the correct means of life. Apart from these, the other mahavratas restrain believers in forming attachments to material possessions, strict orders for truthful behavior,…
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