Where Jainism started
When it started
The purpose of Jain worship
What do they worship
How they worshiped
where they go to worship
How did the religen spread
Where has it spread from the start to current day
How was it different from other religions at the time
How did people react to the religion at the time
What symbol represents that religion? What does it mean
What do they preach or practice
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.
5 Main beliefs
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.