Jainism

Where Jainism started

India

When it started

500s BC

Who

Mahāvīra

The purpose of Jain worship

Discipline

What do they worship

Jains offer worship to the 24 Tirthankaras.

How they worshiped

They have so many Janis to go and worship. After they are done then the other Janis that didn't get to worship will have about an hour or 2 to worship.

where they go to worship

They go and worship in there temple every day
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Jain Temple Antwerp Belgium

How did the religen spread

Jainism has been spread by the 24 Tirthankars in the past, in the present,

Where has it spread from the start to current day

Jainism began as an heretical movement within Hinduism, but now can only be .... jainism has been spread by the 24 Tirthankars in the past, in the present

How was it different from other religions at the time

It was different because they believe in more of a different religion and ways to worship. At the time people believed in other things then what Jainism does.

How did people react to the religion at the time

They reacted in a angry way to show and tell by fecal how mad and how much they didn't want to do. People just want to be different and not follow what was told.

What symbol represents that religion? What does it mean

represent the five lines of the Navakar ... which is the most important part of the daily prayer in the Jain religion.
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Orange

1. Orange represents Siddha (Souls which attain Salvation i.e. liberated souls) and also Truth.


Yellow

2. Yellow represents Acharya (Head of Jain Sect)

White

3. White represents Arihants (souls who have reached the state of non-attachment towards worldly process). It also denotes peace or non-violence

Green

4. Green represents Upajjhaya [those who teach scriptures to sadhus and sadhvis i.e. Religious Professors within sect]. It also signifies abstinence.

Dark Blue

5. Dark Blue (or Black) represents Sadhus and Sadhvis (Monks & Nuns) and non-possession or aparigrah

Do they have a certain language that you must speak

What do they preach or practice

No

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Not beliving

Some Janis do not believe that there is a god who must be obeyed, while others believe that god is the only one and he should be obeyed.

How they belive

In Jainism people have no interest of worshiping, Others believe that God should have more respect and Crete for everything He has done for them.

Religion

Ancient religion

5 Main beliefs

1

Ahimsa, the principle of non-injury (often called non-violence) ... non injury extends to thought, word and action. Mahavira taught that all beings desire life. Therefore no one has the right to take away the life of another being. According to Jainism, the killing of animals is a great sin. Jainism goes further and says that there is life in trees, and plants and there is life in air, water, mud, etc., and that all things have the right to exist.(live)

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  • Sathya - Truth ... to speak the truth requires moral courage. Only those who have conquered greed, fear, anger, jealousy, ego, vulgarity, frivility, etc., can speak the truth when required. Jainism insists that one should not only refrain from falsehood, but should always speak the truth which should be wholesome and pleasant.

3

  • Asteya - non-stealing. The vow of non-stealing insists that one should be honest and should not steal anything or rob others of their wealth, belongings, etc. Further, one should not take anything that does not belong to him. It does not entitle one to take away a thing which may be lying unattended or unclaimed.

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  • Apigraha - non acquisition. Jainism believes that the more a man possesses worldly wealth, the more he may be unhappy and more likely he is to be attached to his possessions and his station in life. Worldly wealth creates attachments, which result in fear, greed, jealousy, ego, hatred and violence. Attachment to worldly objects results in bondage to the cycle of birth-death-rebirth.

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  • Anekantavada - relativity. This is the theory of relativity, not being absolute in one's points of view, and seeking relativism in all things. It means seeing the truth from many points of view. This has been a most valuable contribution of Jainism to world thought. Just as a coin has two sides, or a prism has many sides, similarly every substance or situation has many aspects which could be seen from more than one point of view. Such a teaching ultimately leads to respect for all, and to non-injury and non-violence in thought, word and action.

Facts

It is the only religion that requires monks AND followers to be vegetarian

Diets


Potatoes

Onions

Garlic

What they perfer

They prefer apples because eating an apple doesn’t kill the tree.
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