Learn the Three Jewels!
by Jason Lucas
What is Jainism?
The picture at right depicts the Jain symbol. It is also used in other Indian religions. The four blue dots represent the four states that a soul can live in. The three green dots represent the Three Jewels required to achieve enlightenment.
Jain Literature and Texts
The picture at right depicts a teacher instructing children about the way of Jainism. He is only wearing a cloth, hence living the simple lifestyle of a Jain.
Did You Know...
- Jainism is one of the three most ancient Indian religions still is existence today, after Buddhism, and Hinduism, respectively
- The name Jainism comes from the Sanskrit verb "ji"- to conquer. This refers to the inner battle to release your passions and desires to achieve enlightenment
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