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  • Jainism Essay

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    The religion of Jainism has many components that are said to be very similar with certain parts of Hinduism as well as Buddhism. The Jain religion is most popular in India where it was first found. There are millions of Jain people around the world. Jainism first started in ancient East India. The success of this religion all comes down to the 24 Jinas. Jinas are those who overcome or conqueror. The first Jina is believed to have been a giant around 8.4 million years ago (Robinson, 2010). The

  • Jainism Essay

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    Jainism, also known as Jain Dharma, is a religion that many people in the world don't know about but is practiced by about 9 million people worldwide. With the roots of the religion coming from pre-historic India, Jainism is a dharmic religion. There is not an exact definition for the word dharma, it has several different meanings. It is used in most of the philosophies or religions originating in India, like Hinduism and Buddhism. Jainism is a very strict and intricate religion and its followers

  • The Importance Of Karma In Jainism

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    Karma, in Jainism, is physical matter or (ajiva) that are attracted to the soul by its actions. This karma then obscures the purity of the soul making it difficult for an individual to achieve liberation or (moksha). In this religion, the complexity of karma is understood to have an effect in both the physical sense as well as in the spiritual realm. It is believed that one cannot fully liberate from samsara unless the soul is cleansed of all karma, dark or light. Because achieving moksha is no easy

  • Essay about Jainism

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    Jainism Jainism is one of the oldest practicing religions, although, today Jainism appears in its present day form in the areas of Northeastern India, just as it did thousands of years ago. It's a religion composed in arrangement so that it's characteristic are associated with the religions like Buddhism and Hinduism. In the beginning, however, the Jains prayed to the Hindu gods mainly for earthly support like a male heir, long life, and prosperity. Jainism can be trace its beginnings to the Indus

  • Jain Philosophy- Jainism

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    Jainism is not the biggest of the Indian religions, but it is significant in todays world. Jain philosophy embodies the ideas that all beings have a soul, multiple aspects and non-attachment. Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism have significant differences in their belief of the universe in regrades to karma. Understanding these differences in these religions concerning karma allows one to distinguish the individuality of Jainism from other Indian religions prominent today. As well as knowing the contrasts

  • Characteristics Of Jainism In Ahimsa

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    Indian religion of Jainism which is one of the most ancient religions in India. One of the primary focal points of Jainism is that live human beings’ relationships and soul with other human beings bring about the natural revelation of Ahimsa as the justification of the religion. Ahimsa’s focus is non-violence, peaceful harmony with all things, and love. A Jain lives in Ahimsa by practicing these similar characteristics because Jainism is the world’s most peaceful religion. Jainism is a religion that

  • Differences Of Buddhism And Jainism

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    Asia, and East Asia contained many of the same religions. In Southeast Asia and Japan, Jainism, Hinduism, and Buddhism were the most common religious affiliations during the Vedic and Maurya periods. Jainism and Buddhism have similar beliefs about how the world was created. They both don’t believe in a creation story or a Christian God-like figure. There is simply no beginning of the world in their minds. Jainism doesn’t believe in Gods; therefore, there isn’t anyone responsible for creation. They

  • Jainism Is The Last Of The Great Teachers

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    Jainism is an India religion with most of it 's more than four million followers residing there. It was founded by Mahavira, who lived from 599 to 527 BCE. Mahavira was born into the kshatriya class of rulers and warriors. At the age of thirty he renounced the privileges this class afforded him to live an ascetic life. Reaching enlightenment only fourteen years later, Mahavira became a Vardhamana gaining followers until thirty years later when he starved himself to death. Mahavira is called the last

  • Essay on hinduism vs. jainism

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    all Hindus want to achieve. Jainism      When I saw that we were going to learn about Jainism, I asked myself, “What is that?” To answer my question I found some information at http://www.religioustolerance.org/jainism.htm. Jainism is nature in the purest and truest form. Jainism is as old as nature, which has no beginning or any end. The idea of Jainism is the mission of nature, which is to work for the good of one and all. The idea of Jainism is to rise from the

  • Confucianism In Hinduism, Jainism, And Buddhism

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    Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism religions and these religions have similar beliefs but each has their own interpretation of how karma affects the self of someone. Humans’ relationship with nature plays a significant role in Indigenous, Daoism, and Shinto religions. The Confucian virtues of Ren, Five Great Relationships, Li, Tian, and Yin and Yang all explain certain beliefs of Confucianism in different ways of life. Karma affects the self, or the soul, in Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. According