Jainism

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This paper will explore the Jain religion both past and present. Jainism, also known as Jain Dharma, which is one of the most ancient religions in the world still existing today, was traditionally developed in ancient India in the 6th century B.C. . The paper goes on to describe the history of Jainism, the life of its founder, Mahavira, and the beliefs and philosophical tenets of Jainism. This paper will also go on to describe the deities of Jainism and also the importance of their places of worship. This paper will explore several articles on the Jain religion and how it has changed over time.
Keywords: Jina, Tirthankaras, Ahisma, Mahavira, Shvetambara, Digambara

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Jainism
The word Jainism is derived from Jina, meaning victor or conqueror. The universal message of Jainism is that of non-violence. There is no creator or God in this religion. It all started with Mahavira who was born around 599 BCE. He decided to abandon his well known life and take a not so traveled path of an ascetic life. He gave away his possessions, and embarked on a new journey. He endured vigorous discipline, including bodily and spiritual injury for twelve years. He emerged from this a teacher, preacher and founder of a new religion. This paper will give you a brief history of Jainism and answer the following questions:
1. Where did the religion start?
2. Who are the deities, leaders, and places of worship?
3. Are there any divisions associated with this religion?
4. How has this religion changed over time?
5. What…...

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