images links abstract
Wiki Code Copy Tips Home

Jainism

Jainism (), traditionally known as Jain Dharma, is an ancient Indian religion. Followers of Jainism are called "Jains", a word derived from the Sanskrit word jina (victor) and connoting the path of victory in crossing over life's stream of rebirths through an ethical and spiritual life Jains trace their history through a succession of twenty-four victorious saviours and teachers known as tirthankaras, with the first being Rishabhanatha, who according to Jain tradition lived millions of years ago, and twenty-fourth being the Mahāvīra around 500 BCE. Jains believe that Jainism is an eternal dharma with the tirthankaras guiding every cycle of the Jain cosmology.

The main religious premises of Jainism are ahiṃsā ("non-violence"), anekāntavāda ("many-sidedness"), aparigraha ("non-attachment") and asceticism. Devout Jains take five main vows: ahiṃsā ("non-violence"), satya ("truth"), asteya ("not stealing"), brahmacharya ("celibacy or chastity"), and aparigraha ("non-attachment"). These principles have impacted Jain culture in many ways, such as leading to a predominantly vegetarian lifestyle that avoids harm to animals and their life cycles. Parasparopagraho Jīvānām ("the function of souls is to help one another") is the motto of Jainism. Ṇamōkāra mantra is the most common and basic prayer in Jainism.

Jainism has two major ancient sub-traditions, Digambaras and Śvētāmbaras; and several smaller sub-traditions that emerged in the 2nd millennium CE. The Digambaras and Śvētāmbaras have different views on ascetic practices, gender and which Jain texts can be considered canonical. Jain mendicants are found in all Jain sub-traditions, with laypersons (śrāvakas) supporting the mendicants' spiritual pursuits with resources.

Jainism has between four and five million followers, with most Jains residing in India. Outside India, some of the largest Jain communities are present in Canada, Europe, Kenya, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Suriname, Fiji, and the United States. Major Jain festivals include Paryushana and Daslakshana, Mahavir Jayanti, and Diwali.



Source: Jainism
Aristotle
Lamborghini
Annette Bening
Tori Kelly
Kriti Sanon
Variance
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Death of JonBenét Ramsey
Everything, Everything (film)
Allison Janney
Korean Empire
Golden Retriever
War for the Planet of the Apes
Jennifer Lopez
Howard Hughes
Death in Paradise (TV series)
Legal drinking age
Katie Holmes
Gold (2016 film)
Ajith Kumar
James Stewart
Tramadol
International Phonetic Alphabet
KJ Apa
Karl Urban
Borderline personality disorder
The Alchemist (novel)
Roger Moore
WannaCry ransomware attack
Kathy Griffin
Jake Gyllenhaal
Special education
Eric Roberts
Andy Milonakis
Fifty Shades Darker (film)
Supreme Court of the United States
Five Nights at Freddy's
Vijay Sethupathi
Finland
Jared Leto
The Circle (2017 film)
Judy Garland
X-23
Michael Keaton
Seven deadly sins
Reema Lagoo
The Incredible Hulk (film)
Selena
Bermuda Triangle
Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 25)
Intersex
David Bowie
List of United States insurance companies
The Avengers (2012 film)
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Montenegro
Fifty Shades Freed (film)
Naomie Harris
Pope Francis
Secret Superstar
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Dylann Roof
Batman
Miss Universe 2017
Albania
Ted Kennedy
Kevin O'Leary
Apple
Frankenstein
Bob Marley
Ryan Reynolds
Jeremy Corbyn
Hedy Lamarr
Captain America: The First Avenger
Earthquake
Gerald's Game (film)
Mark Twain
List of Once Upon a Time episodes
Anonymous (group)
Kolkata
The Shannara Chronicles
E-commerce
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
Charles Manson
Adidas
A Song of Ice and Fire
George IV of the United Kingdom
Shark Tank
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Rosetta Stone
List of Greek mythological figures
Armenian Genocide
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Lionel Richie
Money laundering
Tiger
Burning Man
Got7
Star Trek: Discovery
Beauty and the Beast
Mark David Chapman
Keith Richards
Kamal Haasan
Rami Malek
United Nations
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Amanda Seyfried
O. J. Simpson
Laura Dern
Nelson Mandela
Photosynthesis
Michelle Monaghan
Abraham
Sunny Leone
Room (2015 film)
Michelin Guide
Ann Coulter
Georgina Chapman
Economics
Betsy DeVos
January Jones
Boy George
Luis Fonsi
Hayao Miyazaki
Ready Player One
Captain Marvel (DC Comics)
Mammal
Doctor Who
DevOps
The Simpsons
Miranda Cosgrove
Benito Mussolini
Marilyn Manson
Alec Baldwin
Lisa Lopes
Territories of the United States
Rob Kardashian
Chemtrail conspiracy theory
Milo Ventimiglia
List of Nintendo Switch games
Varun Dhawan
Test data
Mahatma Gandhi
Downton Abbey
Peter Thiel
Ben Kingsley
Paul Bettany
Kiss (band)
Agoraphobia
Xi Jinping
Paris Agreement
Astrological sign
Patriots Day (film)
Lucy Liu
Mario Balotelli
Kathy Bates
Kate Walsh (actress)
Dunkirk evacuation
Star Trek Beyond
Hope Hicks
Marxism
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Gangs of New York
List of Pixar films
Galileo Galilei
List of longest-running scripted U.S. primetime television series
Derrick Rose
Lady Bird (film)
Miguel RodrĂ­guez Orejuela
Timeless (TV series)
Matt Ryan (American football)
List of Vikings episodes
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth
List of Telugu films of 2017
Odyssey
Joel Embiid
Colossal (film)
Polyamory
Tiger Shroff
2012 Benghazi attack
LaMelo Ball
Prince Harry
The Twilight Saga (film series)
Cary Grant
Pythagorean theorem
Ku Klux Klan
Jimmy Carter
Romani people
Impeachment
Gavin Rossdale
Tyler, The Creator
Jim Parsons
Harry Houdini
Shia LaBeouf
Nikola Tesla
June Carter Cash
T. E. Lawrence
Chumlee
Jason Momoa
TIPS: To create new content for your website or blog...
  1. Enter the title of a Wikipedia article in the box above.
  2. Select your options using the checkboxes, or use default settings.
  3. Click the 'go' button to retrieve the article.
  4. Click the 'Copy Code' button to copy the source code of the article to your clipboard.
  5. Paste the source code into your favorite HTML editor.
  6. Edit the content to suit your needs.
  7. Publish your new content to your website or blog.
  8. IMPORTANT: Before publishing, be sure to make significant changes to avoid creating duplicate content.
buy this site
Custom Website Development