• Jainism - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jainism Jainism (/ ˈ dʒ eɪ n ɪ z əm /), traditionally known as Jain Dharma, is an ancient Indian religion.Followers of Jainism are called "Jains", a word derived from the Prakrit word jina, meaning "victor".Jains trace their spiritual ideas and history through a succession of twenty-four leaders or tirthankaras, with the first being Rishabhanatha or also known as Adinath bhagwan , who according ...
  • Jainism | religion | Britannica

    www.britannica.com/topic/Jainism Jainism, Indian religion teaching a path to spiritual purity and enlightenment through disciplined nonviolence (ahimsa, literally “noninjury”) to all living creatures. Along with Hinduism and Buddhism, Jainism is one of the three most ancient Indian religious traditions still in existence and an
  • BBC - Religion: Jainism

    www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/jainism Jainism is an ancient religion from India that teaches that the way to liberation and bliss is to live a life of harmlessness and renunciation.
  • Jainism - Beliefs and Practices - Hindu Website

    www.hinduwebsite.com/jainism/jainindex.asp Jainism - Beliefs and Practices . Jainism is a very ancient world religion with a history of over 3000 years, which originated in the Indian subcontinent, like Hinduism and Buddhism. Although it has some similarities with both traditions, Jainism is different from them with its own unique and distinguishing features.
  • Jainism - ReligionFacts

    www.religionfacts.com/jainism Jainism is an Indian religion that emphasizes complete non-violence and asceticism. Followers of Jainism are called Jains, and there are about 4 million worldwide. Jainism emerged in 6th-century BCE India, the same time Buddhism was developing. The faith is named for the jinas, spiritual conquerors who have achieved liberation and perfection.
  • BBC - Religions - Jainism: Jainism at a glance

    www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/jainism/ataglance/glance.shtml Jainism at a glance. Jainism is an ancient religion from India that teaches that the way to liberation and bliss is to live lives of harmlessness and renunciation.
  • Jainism - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jainism Jainism is a religion originally from India that teaches that "all the events in the universe are self-caused, random, fixed and are independent of previous events or external causes or god": Jain philosophy is the oldest philosophy of India that distinguishes body (matter) from the soul (consciousness) completely. It teaches that the universe is eternal and that every living being has a soul ...
  • History of Jainism - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Jainism Jainism is a religion founded in ancient India.Jains trace their history through twenty-four tirthankara and revere Rishabhanatha as the first tirthankara (in the present time-cycle). Some artifacts found in the Indus Valley civilization have been suggested as a link to ancient Jain culture, but this is highly speculative and a subjective interpretation.
  • What is Jainism? | GotQuestions.org

    www.gotquestions.org/Jainism.html Jainism is a religion of extreme legalism, for one attains his own salvation only through the path of asceticism (rigid self-denial). There is no freedom in this religion, only rules, primarily the Five Great Vows, which mandate the renunciation of (1) killing living things, (2) lying, (3) greed, (4) sexual pleasure and (5) worldly attachments.
  • Jainism Origins, Jainism History, Jainism Beliefs

    www.patheos.com/library/jainism Jainism, dating back to the 6th century B.C.E. in India, is a syncretistic tradition with many similarities to Hinduism and Buddhism.