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JainSG - Northern and Western India Ahimsa non-violence a...

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JAINISM STUDY GUIDE Tirthankara : “ford-maker;” a title used of the great spiritual teachers in each age. Digambara : the “sky-clad” branch of Jains, stronger in Southern India, who as part of their ascetic practice have traditionally rejected clothes. Svetambara : the “white-clad” branch of Jains, ascetic who wear clothing based mainly in
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Unformatted text preview: Northern and Western India. Ahimsa : non-violence, a goal pursued to remarkable lengths and applications in Jain tradition. Anekanta : “many-sidedness” – the notion that objects of our knowledge are seen under varied and changing modes....
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