No profound philosophy or deep erudition will be found in the following pages. I have aimed only at putting together some remarks which are inspired by what I hope is common sense. All that I claim for the recipes offered to the reader is that they are such as are confirmed by my own experience and observation, and that they have increased my own happiness whenever I have acted in accordance with them.
The principle of ahimsa "non-violence" or "non-injury" is a fundamental tenet of Jainism. For example, they justified violence by monks to protect nuns. Reality can be experienced, but it is not possible to totally express it with language. Human attempts to communicate is Naya, explained as "partial expression of the truth".
The Buddha taught the Middle Way, rejecting extremes of the answer "it is" or "it is not" to metaphysical questions. Aparigraha The third main principle in Jainism is aparigraha which means non-attachment to worldly possessions.
For Jain laypersons, it recommends limited possession of property that has been honestly earned, and giving excess property to charity.
Material possessions refer to various forms of property. Psychic possessions refer to emotions, likes and dislikes, and attachments of any form. Unchecked attachment to possessions is said to result in direct harm to one's personality.
In addition to the four passions of the mind, the remaining ten internal passions are: These are called anuvratas "small vows" for Jain laypersons, and mahavratas "great vows" for Jain mendicants.
This vow is to always speak the truth. Neither lie, nor speak what is not true, and do not encourage others or approve anyone who speaks an untruth. A Jain layperson should not take anything that is not willingly given. Abstinence from sex and sensual pleasures is prescribed for Jain monks and nuns.
For laypersons, the vow means chastity, faithfulness to one's partner.
This includes non-attachment to material and psychological possessions, avoiding craving and greed. Asceticism Of all the major Indian religions, Jainism has had the strongest austerity-driven ascetic tradition, and it is an essential part of a mendicant's spiritual pursuits.
Six outer and six inner practices are most common, and oft-repeated in later Jain texts. Jain vegetarianism and Fasting in Jainism The practice of non-violence towards all living beings has led to Jain culture being vegetarian.
Devout Jains practice lacto-vegetarianismthat is eat no eggs, but accept dairy products if there is no violence against animals during their production. Veganism is encouraged if there are concerns about animal welfare.
Some religious fasts are observed as a group where Jain women bond socially and support each other. Jain nuns meditating, Right: According to Paul Dundas, this lack of meditative practices in early Jain texts may be because substantial portions of ancient Jain texts were lost.
Anyone who considers his body or possessions as "I am this, this is mine" is on the wrong road, while one who meditates, thinking the antithesis and "I am not others, they are not mine, I am one knowledge" is on the right road to meditating on the "soul, the pure self".
Jain rituals Praying at the feet of a statue of Bahubali There are many rituals in Jainism's various sects. A Jina as deva is not an avatar incarnation in Jainism, but the highest state of omniscience that an ascetic tirthankara achieved.
Some may light up a lamp with camphor and make auspicious marks with sandalwood paste. Devotees also recite Jain texts, particularly the life stories of the tirthankaras. Many of the major festivals in Jainism fall in and around the comasu Sanskrit: The comasu period allows the four orders of the Jain community to be together and participate in the festive remembrances.
The most important annual Jain festival is called the Paryushana by Svetambaras and Dasa lakshana parva by the Digambaras.Port Manteaux churns out silly new words when you feed it an idea or two. Enter a word (or two) above and you'll get back a bunch of portmanteaux created by jamming together words that are conceptually related to your inputs..
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