jainism jainism  /ˈdʒeɪ nɪ zəm/


  1. (n) sect founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism
  2. (n) religion founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism; emphasizes asceticism and immortality and transmigration of the soul; denies existence of a perfect or supreme being


  1. US-born Jains make ascetic faith fit modern life

    BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) — The ancient Indian religion of Jainism, a close cousin of Buddhism, has often been a hard sell in the U.S. with a strict adherence to nonviolence that forbids eating meat, encourages days of fasting and places value on even the smallest of insects.        
    on August 19, 2013     Source: Boston.com

  2. Young, American-born Jains adapt ancient and ascetic Indian faith to modern US society

    The ancient Indian religion of Jainism is based on such strong nonviolent beliefs that its most devout followers are vegetarians who brush insects from their path.
    on August 18, 2013     Source: Fox News

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  1. "Hats off to Swami Chidanand Saraswati of Inter-Faith organisation for bringing together leaders from Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, Christianity and Hinduism," Vivek posted.
    on Apr 4, 2010 By: Vivek Oberoi Source: Sify

  2. Dr. Hermann Jacobi believes that "Jainism goes back to a very early period, and to primitive currents of religious and metaphysical speculation, which gave rise to the oldest Indian philosophies. They (the Jains) seem to have worked out their system...
    on Aug 4, 2007 By: Hermann Jacobi Source: Khabrein.info

  3. "In both Buddhism and Jainism, a lack of attachment means detachment," Dalrymple says. "And to be truly detached, you can't love. You can't form close friendships. And she realized that she had not followed ...... the dictates of her faith...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: William Dalrymple Source: NPR

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