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07JainismXX.Out - JAINISM I. BACKGROUND & ORIGINS A....

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JAINISM I. 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. 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.
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course ECON 100 taught by Professor Chandle during the Spring '11 term at UC Irvine.

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