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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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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course UGC 111 taught by Professor Bono during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.
- Fall '08