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Transcript of JAINISM

Major Beliefs
The main symbol of Jainism is the hand with the wheel in the palm. This is a symbol of the Jain vow of Ahisma. and a peaceful non violent life.

Symbols & Meanings
April: Akshaya Tritiya, Mahavir Jayanti
August: Dashalakshani Parva (Sometimes falls in September)
September: Anata Chaturdosi/Anat Chaturdoshi, Paryushan/Paryushana Parva, Samvastri, Ksamavani
November: Jhan Panchami, Lokash Jayanti, Diwaili/Deepavali, Bhat Beeg
Nature of the Gods

-God is not the creator but the "perfect being
-The followers are always trying to please the Gods.
-The Gods consists of higher and lower Gods
- Most important God is Ambika who is the mother goddess protects women and children.
Sacred Texts
There is no one scared text rather various papers or essays that they read that teach Mahvira.
2 Major Branches:
Creation Myth
The universe and everything in it is eternal. nothing that exist now was ever created, nor will it be destroyed

Was founded in Eastern Asia in 550 B.C. by the teaching of Parsva & Mahavira

Life After Death
When the body dies the soul instantly move in to the next body and quality of life depends on karma
Followers Today
Jainism has 4.3 million followers today which is roughly 0.6% of the world
How to Reach Salvation
They may not harm anyone or anything

Say all of your prayers

Be a good person
They Believe in 3 Jewels Right of faith, Right of knowledge, and Right of conduct

They also believe in that the soul is independent form the body and is responsible for its action
Monasticism, Worship, and Meditaion are rituals of Jainism. Monasticism includes non-violence (ahimsa), truth (satya), non-stealing (asteya), celibacy (brahmachanga), and non-possessiveness (aparigraha).
Cause no harm to any santient being
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