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What is jainism

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Asked by sanjeevani, 28 Aug '07 01:53 pm
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Jainism (pronounced in English as IPA [de.nzm])], traditionally known as Jain Dharma ( ), is a dharmic religion and philosophy originating in Ancient India. The Jains follow the teachings of Tirthankaras. The 24th Tirthankara, Lord Mahavira lived in ca. 6th century BCE. A small but influential religious minority with at least 4.2 million practitioners in modern India and more in growing immigrant communities in the United States, Western Europe, Africa, the Far East and elsewhere, Jains continue to sustain the ancient Shraman () or ascetic tradition.

Jains have significantly influenced the religious, ethical, political and economic spheres in India for over two millennia. Jainism stresses on spiritual independence and equality of all life with particular emphasis on non-violence. Self-control (, vratae) is vital for attaining omniscience (kevala jnana) and eventually moksha, or realization of the soul's true nature. The Jains have an ancient tradition of scholarship. The Jains are ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 28 Aug '07 01:56 pm

 
  
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religion followed by the jains...it's as simple as that..!!!
Answered by Umesh Viswanathan, 28 Aug '07 03:13 pm

 
  
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just go the www.wikipedia.com and enter the words what do u wnat to know. there u'll get required information. Instead of wasting my time in these silly questions :-)
Answered by lakshmiprasad peesapati, 28 Aug '07 01:55 pm

 
  
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Its a religion
Answered by Vishu Rocky, 28 Aug '07 01:54 pm

 
  
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"jainism "and other words such as "hindus" which denotes the castes of the people only devide the people and does nothing else.
Answered by vinod mahanwar, 22 Jun '08 01:02 pm

 
  
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Dharam for everyone.......
Answered by Funny Rider, 28 Aug '07 01:54 pm

 
  
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