A Little Bit About Jainism

By isabela Johnston

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Jainism is where you cant injure no life. For example, they don't eat night for fear of killing bugs. They also wear a mask so they don't eat or inhale a bug. This religion is based on Mahavira's teachings.

The Four principles

The Jains live by the Four Principles, Injure no life, they wear a mask so they don't inhale bugs. Own no property, so you can't own you house, or farm land. Always tell the truth, if you don't tell the truth, that means you aren't loyal. And do not steal, if you steal that means you are trying to be richer like the king.

The Big Rule

The jains don't hurt anyone or thing. For example, they don't eat meat. They don't eat at night because they could step on a bug. Like i said, they wear a mask so they don't inhale a bug.

Mahavira's Teachings

This religion is based on Mahavira's teachings. He was born in 599 BC. He was the twenty-fourth tirthanka. A tirthanka is a person that conquered Samara, the cycle of death and rebirth. His name means "Great Warrior". He died in 527 BC.

Jainism is when you injure no life, that includes, people and animals. The Four Principles include: Injure no life, Own no property, Always tell the truth, and do not steal.

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Bibliography

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"Jainism." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2014. <http://www.britannica.com/>.


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