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Jainism has five ethical principles, the first of which is ahimsa. Please respond to the following: How do the Jains interpret ahimsa?

Jainism has five ethical principles, the first of which is ahimsa. Please respond to the following:

How do the Jains interpret ahimsa?
What is your reaction to the strictness of the Jain understanding of ahimsa?
Do you see the Jain ethic of ahimsa as reasonable for the majority or minority of people, and why or why not?



An important aspect of Hinduism are the Upanishads. Please respond to the following in regards to the Upanishads:

What are they?
What is their purpose?
Which of the six major concepts most captures your attention, and why?
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1) For most of the Jains Ahimsa denotes abstaining from eating meat as they think that
eating meat actually involves the urge of killing animals so that meat can be obtained and such
killing, for...

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