Hinduism Session 7

Hinduism Session 7 - Hinduism Session 7 Other Indian...

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Hinduism Session 7 Other Indian Traditions Jainism - To identiy with the path of the Jinas (Conquer, Victor) - 24 Jinas called Tirhankaras - No creator: no beginning, no end - Instead there are cycles - @ the beginning of cycle people are happy, but @ the end things decline - 24 Jinas therefore reincarnate themselves to help the decline - 1 st of the 24 established human law - The next 21 are obscure - 22 nd Jina was the cousin of Krishna - 23 rd Jina was a historical figure - 24 th Jina - Mahavira (Vardhamana) (540-468BCE?) - Like the Buddha, born a royal Prince - Lots of stories/myths of childhood - Taught as an infant, never kicked in womb - @ age 30, decides to be a renouncer/Samyiasan - Fast, went around naked, pulled out hair - Villagers wanted him to leave - Walked very sparingly, allowed insects to eat off of him - Avoided to hurt everything - Achieved liberation after 12 years - Attracted 500,000 followers - Radical equality among men - When he died Jainism split into 2: Janism and Asceticism - Janism and Asceticism - Janism: Digambara (Sky Clad)….clothed with environment/naked - Asceticism: Svetambara (White Clad)….wore white clothing…
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