I’m starting a little journey by trying to learn about Different kinds of beliefs. As an atheist, I’d like to be more open-minded and, well, aware of non-Abrahamic creeds. Could you guys please introduce me to Websites, Books, etc talking about Jainism?
I have noticed that my issues with self directed anger has changed a lot and recently I have been feeling gratitude for the anger I once felt.
Using kshama to treat krodha, if I am getting the words right.
Is this talked about in Jain scripture at all? I have read the Tattvartha Sutra a few times and if it is in there I have missed it.
Without it I do not think I would have discovered Jainism, and I still know my understanding is limited but its getting a lot better :).
Many Sikhs say that their religion has nothing to do with Hinduism and is completely original. Many Jains say that their religion is the oldest of all. Many Buddhist claim that Nirvana and Moksh are different things and Buddha wasn't a Hindu and hated Sanatan Dharma. And as for Hindus...They are busy fighting amongst themselves. But I believe that all these four religions are basically 4 different lanes of the same road. I just don't know the reason why? Help me clarify this doubt chodians.
Like an omnipotent being, if not than isnt it pointless to pray?
according to the Pew Research projections, by 2050 there will be near parity between Muslims (2.8 billion, or 30% of the population) and Christians (2.9 billion, or 31%), possibly for the first time in history
1.Islam gonna be nearly 30 percent of the world and Hinduism will only be 15 percent it's not like we should compare percentage and being of less percentage is bad thing but still and uniting will make us strong against abrahamic religions
Another thing india helped Dalai Lama when he was kicked out of tibet they can atleast unite with us and we all and indo religions and have many similarities
India and various countries complained that U.N is more interested is cases of crime against christianity and islam then again buddhism, Hinduism , sikhism and other religions
I was looking for the earliest references to Goddess Saraswati and it turns out that the earliest depictions found were from Jain sources in Mathura.
Before that Saraswati is mentioned as a river in verses in Rigveda and also as wife of Brahma but not depicted to my knowledge.
As Jainism is one of the oldest religions she may be mentioned in historical sources. Do you know of mention of her in Jain literature, as a river or Goddess ? Does Saraswati have a role in Jainism today? Thanks.
Any thoughts on these links?
Hey guys, I was reading upon the different religious communities that existed in Kerala and I read that Jainism and Budhism was a major religion in the state. But this is not discussed further. Can you guys please shed some light in to this community and what happened to them. I am curious to know the story.
Please don’t suggest Vedic astrology books. I have them already but it would be awesome if you could find something helpful regarding astrology books which follow Jainism beliefs
Jainism came earlier than Buddhism and the founding principles and Key pillars of Jainism are very much like the purest form of Sanatan while Buddhism also drives itself from early Vedic ideas. But why & what do you think drove to the formation of 2 new Indic Religions
I was just having a conversation with my mother about my disbelief in our religion and she managed to win the argument. I need more pointers and strong reasonings.
I have recently read about the Buddha knowing of Mahavira. What are the similarities and differences between the religions and practices? Has anyone here come from Jainism? Thank you.
I realize the typo in the title but I can’t change it. I’m sorry.
A person made a post about not being able to get a vegan flu shot unless it was for religious reasons
Well jainism are vegans but even stricter, so we could say we are following jainism even if we dont follow the other rules of this religion
There are many RELIGOUS people who repeatedly sin yet they are still called muslim/ jew/ christian etc; so we can be bad jains lol
There are no rules that state we cant be multiple religions, at least i dont think, so if you are a muslim or jew you can still be a jain, this way we arent lying by claiming we are jain
From my limited research it seems some jains are vegetarian, but the diet of jainism is vegan with stricter rules
I am thinking we can also simply use this for many other things, depending on the country that you live, since many laws protect religious beliefs, while veganism is still considered just a dietary choice, for example, i learned that jews can get kosher meals in prison, perhaps we could get vegan meals in prison if we really fought for it, but prison is tough and using the religion card might be the safest and quickest option
Hello all, I just recently found out about Jainism. I am 21 years old and live in the United State. I haven't been very religious my entire life but have done some research on Jainism the past few nights. I feel a connection I have never felt to any religion before. I know Jains are welcoming to new followers, I was wondering if I could get some good texts to read? I really want to learn more about this religion. I only speak English so please offer English translations only. I thank you all in advance.
I'm not very knowledgeable in eastern history so correct me if the question itself is asked weirdly, but of the Dharamic Faiths, why was Buddhism the most withspread? Buddhism managed to go from Afghanistan to Japan and everywhere in between (albeit syncretized with other faiths in some of those places) while Hinduism was mixed with Buddhism in Indochina and Jainism never left the subcontinent. What allowed for one to spread so easily while the other two for the most part stayed in place?
Politics and economics have a far reaching effect on all aspects of human life, from the lives of individual families, and people, to the world as a whole.
I'd like to know what is Jainisms view of human economics and politics?
To what extent is it justifiable, for one human to rule another?
To what extent is it justifiable to impose authority with evil, dishonest, cunning, or devious methods? Especially if by mainting authority with such evil, you prevent a greater evil from wrecking society ftom chaos and disorder?
What is it that makes a states authority legitimate, and to what extent and what degree can it interfere in people's lives without being unjust?
What is the nature of the relationship between the state and its population?
How are political problems and disagreents resolved? If they cannot be resolved without an unjust, devious, or evil plan, what is to be done?
To what extent is war justified, and do any rules apply to it that limit the application of destruction and death inherent to it?
Does a state have duties towards its people? What are they? Do the people have specific rights? What are they?
What kind of laws are considered to be good laws, what kind of laws are considered to be bad laws, and what is the criterion for deciding so?
How, and to what extent does, the Cosmic and religious worldview of Jainism reflect on its political and economic views?
What is Jainisms towards wealth and private property? Is it good, bad, or a necessary evil?
What is the view of wealth accumulation? Is it allowed to increase freely without restraint, or is allowed to increase under a certain percentage of tax, or is it allowed to increase until it reaches a specific amount?
Is there a tax in Jainism? What is the revenue used for, what is it spent on? On what kind of produce or wealth is it demanded?
What is the Jain economic model and system? Is it to produce increasing quantity and quality of products to sell to constantly growing consumer demand? Is it to provide basic trade to encourage wealth to move between people in society?
What is the Jain view of banking? How are people who owe debts to be treated, especially if they can't pay or are unable to pay for some reason?
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I'm looking to learn more about Jainism and their practices. Anyone here practice? Or know where I can meet others?
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