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JAINISM I. BACKGROUND & ORIGINS A. TIRTHANKARAS “FORD FINDERS” 1. PARSHVA #23 850-800 BCE 2. NATAPUTTA VARDHAMANA #24 MAHAVIRA “GREAT HERO - he came from the ruling countries. Around age 30 he leaves and becomes a wandering holly man. After 12 years of wandering and practicing asceticism becomes mahavira. B. “JINA” JAINISM – mahavira created by janism I. BELIEFS & WORLDVIEW - there was no god that created the universe. It was always here. Everything is full of life, everything is capable of suffering. A. ETERNAL UNIVERSE B. LIFE & CONSCIOUSNESS 1. HYLOZOISM “matter alive” 2. JIVA “SPIRIT: - everything has spirit 3. AJIVA “NONSPIRIT” – no conciseness, no life. 4. HUMANS – humans have both they have a material side and a spiritual side. Only humans are a-where of this. 5. KARMA - a physical substanisis that sticks to your soul. 6. REINCARNATION - even a god reincarnation and they are subjected to karma too. 7. GODS - people can move to humans and humans to gods.
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