India- 9.19 - objects. They even gave up farming because it...

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Kathie Mai World Civilization-Section 111J Wednesday Recitation September 19 th , 2007 The person in India takes religion as a big part of their life. They have different beliefs such as Jainism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The one that is the most affective doctrine is Jainism; The founder of Jainism was Mahavira. It was believed in a life of self-denial was a way to achieve enlightenment and become a “complete soul.” Even though Mahavira denied that God or gods didn’t exist, he was still looked up to by many of his followers. The doctrine of Jainism was an acceptance of karma and rebirth. He believed every living thing or non-living thing has a life. Every living and non-living being in the world had emotions. “They float or sink depending on the amount f matter with which they are enmeshed.” Basically if the rock sinks, the rock is in deep emotions, the lighter the objects, the “happier” the being is. Since everything has a life, Jains would refuse to devastate animals, plants, and inanimate
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Unformatted text preview: objects. They even gave up farming because it would be the same as hurting the plants. Instead, they would trade with others. In the Jains teaching, believers would practice the beliefs of nonviolence and not eating meat. Violence was avoided because it harms the person who commits it. Violence wasnt the answer to Jains, it would be unacceptable for them to act in violence. It would be against their religion. Even though Jainism wasnt well known like Hinduism and Buddhism, it still influenced may people especially in India. Fasting and nonviolence was an example of spiritual practices in India which Jain taught so much to the people. Mahatma Gandhi was one of the many other that were influenced by the ideas of Jainism. He was influenced through his mother, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was influenced by Gandhi. No matter how well known this religion was, it was still practiced by my people....
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