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Sophie Smelkinson

on 21 February 2013

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Transcript of Jainism

Jainism Practical and Ritual Dimension Experiential and Emotional Dimension Narrative Dimension The Doctrinal and Philosophical
Dimension -Fasting during the monsoon period or any time
-Holy Days:
Mahavira Jayanti
Kartak Purnima
Mauna Agyaras -The soul exists forever
-You can reach liberation
-Reincarnation and karma - 24 Tirthankaras who revealed the truth
-Parshava- 23rd Tirthankara
-Mahavira- last Tirthankara -Agamas
-Nuns and monks had to memorize
-Many texts have been lost Ethical and Legal Dimension The Three Jewels
-Right Faith
-Right Knowledge
-Right conduct The Social and Institutional Dimension Sects:
Svetambara The Material Dimension -originated in India
-Concerned for the welfare of the universe and living things
-No gods
-Non-violence The Universe 1. Supreme Abode
2. Upper World
3. Middle World
4. Lower World
5. The Base Basic Jain principles:
-Ahimsa (non-violence)
-Brahmacarya (chastity)
-Satya (truthfulness)
-Asteya (no stealing)
-Aparigraha (non-acquisition) 3 types of Jainism:
Lay Jains
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