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Jainism, also known as Jain Dharma, is a religion that many people in the world don't know about but is practiced by about 9 million people worldwide. With the roots of the religion coming from pre-historic India, Jainism is a dharmic religion. There is not an exact definition for the word dharma, it has several different meanings. It is used in most of the philosophies or religions originating in India, like Hinduism and Buddhism. Jainism is a very strict and intricate religion and its followers...

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Jainism and Buddhism

Buddhism and Jainism are the two branches of the Shramana tradition that still exist today. Jainism is largely confined to India, whereas Buddhism has only flourished abroad. However the two traditions share notable similarities A shramana (Sanskrit śramaṇa श्रमण, Pāli samaṇa) is a wandering monk in certain ascetic traditions of ancient India including Jainism, Buddhism, and Ājīvika religion (now extinct). Famous śramaṇa include religious leaders Mahavira and Gautama Buddha. Traditionally, a śramaṇa...

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Buddhism & Jainism

Buddhism & Jainism When Buddhism and Jainism were developing, no rivalry seemed to have existed between them because both religions believed in a similar philosophy of life. However, they differed on some views such as salvation and soul and this led to their separate ways. Similarities Between Buddhism And Jainism On God • Buddhism : The original Buddhist doctrine does not have any godly figures, though the later Buddhist sects introduced some Godly figures. The Buddhists believe that these...

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Jainism & Sikhism

2/28/12 Jainism & Sikhism Jainism is generally a religion that surfaced from India. This religion follows the idea of peace and non-violence towards not only humans but, all the living creatures of the world. It is also known as Shraman, Dharma, or Nirgantha because it teaches self reliance. According to this religion, a person or soul has to conquer his inner enemies in order to get to the state of Jina. This is essentially a “superior human being”. Also, they have a comparative smaller number...

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Jainism and Science

JAINISM AND SCIENCE Submitted To: Piya Mukherjee Faculty, SIMSR Submitted By: Saurabh Sheth PGDM-A (Roll no: 53) To maintain the importance of the concepts, many words used in the article are of ‘Prakrut’ Language. Concept of Jainism Jainism is the religion professed by the Jains, so called because they follow the path practiced and preached by the Tirthankars or Jinas. It is a religion of soul. This concept or belief is called theism. This self-belief is the most important concept...

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Comparison Between Buddhism and Jainism

religions of Jainism and Buddhism follow very similar paths but do have contrasting beliefs that makes them both very unique. The key founders of Jainism and Buddhism, Mahavira and Guatama, were contemporaries that came from the same social class. Their backgrounds and so similar which may explain with the religions share similar doctrines. Through researching their teachings and beliefs I will draw out the similarities as well as the distinctions that comprise Buddhism and Jainism. Buddhism...

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Comparisons and Contrast of Jainism and Daoism

Contrast… 1 Comparisons and Contrast of Jainism and Daoism World Religions REL 212 Professor Elizabeth Jarnagin Comparisons and Contrast… 2 Both Jainism and Daoism (Taoism) have ancient roots going back a few thousand years. Statues and yogic seals found in the Indus Valley show that Jainism was practiced by civilizations as far back as around 2500 BCE, while Daoism appears to have originated around 2000 years ago. Although Jainism is older by about 4500 years both have...

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Jainism and Buddhism

Jainism and Buddhism Both Jainism and Buddhism start in the 6th century BC, and they have similar backgrounds. The founders of these religions have similar stories. Jainism was founded by a man named Vardhamana, who was born into a wealthy, powerful family.  When he was 30, he left his wealth behind and spent 12 years living a disciplined lifestyle and searched for the truth.  He gave up all of his possessions, which included even his clothing, and eventually found what he was looking for...

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Religion: Beliefs Jainism Sikhism

University of Phoenix Material Rajdeep Grewal Jainism vs. Sikhism Part I Read the assigned chapters for the week and complete the following table. Be as specific as possible when identifying practices, beliefs, rituals, and historical elements. Cite sources in APA formatting. Sikhism as a religion believes in the followings: Core Beliefs Jainism Sikhism 1. Every living being has a soul 1. Sikhism believes in One GOD. 2. Every soul is potentially divine, with innate qualities...

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Jainism and Sikhism: A Comparison

Both Jainism and Sikhism have arisen as alternatives to Hinduism within India. As Molloy highlights, they both share a belief in karma with Hinduism, but both reject the polytheistic and ritualistic elements of Hinduism. Despite these similarities, Jainism and Sikhism are different in their emphasis. The founder of Jainism was named Mahavira. He was the twenty fourth, in a succession of saints, called tirthankaras. Mahavira was born into an aristocratic family, and much of his life is shrouded...

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