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   See Jainism.

Encyclopedia of Hinduism. . 2007.

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  • Jainism — /juy niz euhm/, n. a dualistic religion founded in the 6th century B.C. as a revolt against current Hinduism and emphasizing the perfectibility of human nature and liberation of the soul, esp. through asceticism and nonviolence toward all living… …   Universalium

  • Triratna — /tree rut neuh/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Buddhism. the three components of Buddhism, which are the Buddha, or teacher, the dharma, or teaching, and the Sangha, or priesthood. [ < Skt: three jewels, equiv. to tri THREE + ratna jewel] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • Jainism —    The name Jain derives from jina (victory); Jainism is thus the religion of the “victorious one” any human being who by his or her own effort has conquered the lower passions and thus become free of attachments to things. Most Jains believe… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

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