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What is the wheel of rebirth
Where did Jainism originate?
India at the Adinath Temple on Mt. Abu
How many followers does Jainism?
What is the moral law of cause and effect
what is the ultimate goal
liberation from samsara
What is the Jainist word for enlightenment
What is the principle of nonviolence
Ahimsa - it is a mind free of negative thoughts and words
What is another word for self denial
What is one practice of ascetism
vegetarianism which avoids even seed bearing fruits
Who is an example of Jainist Ascetic
Mahavira who roamed naked for 12 years deprived of sleep and food before acquiring 11 disciples, voluntarily starving to death
What is the name of the ruler in Jainism
What do Jainists carry with them and why
a whisk which is very important to clear one's path and seat
What are the Five Great Vows for All?
- 1) Do not injure other life forms
- 2) do not lie
- 3) do not steal
- 4) do not have sex
- 5) possess nothing
Plus 7 more for laymen including avoidance of excessive travel, avoiding indulgence in clothing and food, avoid harmful behavior, observe Jain rituals, meditate, fast, donate time and money
What is a tirthankara
a spiritual conqueror who has attained salvation, 24 in present world cycle
name some examples of spiritual conquerors in Jainism who have achieved salvation
Parshva - 8th century BCE
Mahavira - 599-527 BCE who roamed naked for 12 plus years, depriving self of sleep and food, before acquiring 11 disciples, volunatary starting to death