Jainism (/ˈdʒeɪnɪzəm/ or /ˈdʒaɪnɪzəm/), traditionally known as Jain Shasan or Jain dharma (Sanskrit: जैन धर्म), is an Indian religion that prescribes a path of ahimsa—nonviolence—towards all livi...
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History of Jainism
Jainism is an ancient religion of India. Many scholars agree that that Jainism has pre-Aryan roots.
The origins of Jainism are obscure. Its philosophical roots go back to old currents of religious...
In Theravada Buddhism, an Arhat (Sanskrit: अर्हत् arhat; Pali: arahant; "one who is worthy") is a "perfected person" who has attained nirvana. In other Buddhist traditions the term has also been used ...
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In Jainism, a Tīrthaṅkara is a person who has conquered samsara, the cycle of death and rebirth, and can provide a bridge for Jains to follow them from samsara to moksha (liberation). According to scr...
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Jain community
The Jains in India have been the last direct representatives of the Shramana tradition in India. They follow Jainism, the religion taught by the twenty-four propagators of faith called tirthankaras.
Jains may refer to:
Jain languages
Jains literature exists mainly in Jain Prakrit, Sanskrit, Marathi, Tamil, Rajasthani, Dhundari, Marwari, Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Tulu and more recently in English.Jains have contributed t...
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Jain monasticism
Jain monasticism refers to the order of monks and nuns in the Jain community. The term nirgrantha "bondless" was used for Jain monks in the past. Another ancient term, samaṇa "striver", is used mainly...
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Jain philosophy
Jain philosophy deals with metaphysics, reality, cosmology, ontology, epistemology and divinity. Jainism is a transtheistic religion of ancient India. The distinguishing features of Jain philosophy ar...
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Jain symbols
Jain symbols are symbols pertaining to Jainism.
In 1974, on the auspicious 2500th (Nirvana) anniversary of the last Jain Tirthankara Mahavira, the Jain community at large collectively chose one im...
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Jain Agamas
Agamas are original texts of Jainism based on Mahavira’s teachings. Mahavira’s preaching were orally compiled by his disciples into various Sutras (texts) which were collectively called Jain canonical...
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