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  • 1. JAINISM
  • 2. JAINISM• Response to Hinduism and rejection of castes system• “Founder”—Mahavira or the last of 23 founders• Tirthankaras—“ford builders” or “crossing builders”
  • 3. Mahavira ca. 599-527 BCE•Parallels Buddha’s life•Family wealth vs. poverty•Joined ascetics•Became far more extreme•Ahimsa yields true release•Ahimsa produces Jina(release from this life orconqueror over attachment,hence the name Jain)
  • 4. Tirthankaras—“ford builders” or “crossing builders”
  • 5. TEACHINGS OF JAINISM• Reincarnation—until one finally breaks the cycle• Karma is the glue that sticks you to life• Reduce involvement and one reduces karma• Dualism: Jiva=soul=good, pure, eternal Ajiva=matter=bad, impure, temporal• Asceticism cleanses the soul of the karma• Salvation comes from ones work at release• God, prayers, rituals, etc. aren’t necessary
  • 6. FIVE VOWS OF JAINISM 1. Ahimsa 2. Speak the truth 3. Don’t steal 4. Celibacy 5. Renounce attachments
  • 7. Ahimsa
  • 8. Jain hand is the emblem ofthe Jainism, whichsymbolizes Ahimsa,nonviolence, the wheel inthe center is the wheel ofSamsara, the word in thecenter of the wheel reads“stop.”
  • 9. Palitana, Gujarat
  • 10. JAIN SECTS2. White Clad—will wear white clothes (north)3. Sky Clad—nudist (south)4. Sub-group of the White Clads—reject temples
  • 11. White Clad monks
  • 12. ***CENSORED*** Sky Clad monks