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M. Yadlapati

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Rupert Davis on Tuesday October 13, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to REL 1000 at Louisiana State University taught by M. Yadlapati in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 34 views. For similar materials see /class/223082/rel-1000-louisiana-state-university in Religious Studies at Louisiana State University.




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Date Created: 10/13/15
Chapter 4 Jainism 282010 51600 PM Mahavira o Did not found Jainism o 24th teacher o Story similar to the Buddha o Renounces fabulous life to pursue spiritual enlightenment o Teachings in Hinduism weren t working for him so he moves to path of asceticism Ancient nonVidic indigenous Indian Religion o 6th century BCE o 6 million worldwide Split between Digambaras and Svetambaras 0 Why nudity o No need for possessions because human skin is clothing enough Relationship to Hindu teachings o Jiva soul 0 Dualistic philosophy Soul and matter ajiva o Karma samsara liberation peace 0 Every action has a consequence and they are mostly negative 0 Minimalist action to prevent bad karma Ahimsa Aparigraha Anekantwad o Nonviolence o Nonattachment o Worldly goods 0 Philanthropy o Nonabsolutism 0 Open mind 0 Not being consumed by emotions pride Jain Practices o Asceticism Path to renunciation leads to peace 0 Monastic Path celibacy physical austerities fasting meditation extreme simplicity Simplest life possible 0 Lay austerities anuvrats small vows selfrestraint self discipline 0 Vegetarians o Temple worship 0 Veneration not worship of Tirthankaras Objects are something to focus on and inspiration to followers 0 Dharma purifies character 0 Ritual is useful but not effective Helps people focus more and inspires them but is not the path to enlightenment o Theistic or atheistic


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