Lect.%2005-%20Jain%20and%20Budd

Lect.%2005-%20Jain%20and%20Budd - Jainism and Buddhism The...

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Unformatted text preview: Jainism and Buddhism The Ordinary Path Dharma = right living Living a moral life leads to better rebirth Acceptance of position in life, including social and political order The Extraordinary Path Not for everyone = difficult Withdraw from life to achieve non-action Karma only leads to more rebirths Move beyond social and cultural demands Monks, yogi, wanderers Goal to escape cycle of reincarnation Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism Jainism Smallest major religion - 2-6 mil. Almost all in India Goal to end cycle of reincarnation No spirit or God can help release the spirit and end suffering Teachers Jainism Core Teachings Every living thing has a soul and a body Soul is divine but limited by physical component Can be worshipped Jainism Core Teachings Good Deeds not enough Must withdraw from the world Physical dissolution...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 110 taught by Professor Bunk during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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