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Jain World
Sub-Categories of Passions

Jainism

The Antiquity of Jainism
Jain Heroes
Jaina Order and Literature
Fundamental Beliefs
  The Human Predicament
  The Doctrine of Karma
  The Doctrine of Man
  The Denial of God
  Jaina Ethics and Morality
  Three Spiritual Paths
  Response to Contemporary Issue
  Social Issues
  The Economic Order
  The Idea of Ahimsa and Vegetarianism
  Conclusion

Jainism

 

 

What is the relationship between man as individual and human society?  What can man do for all the creatures of the world?  These are the questions Jaina saints have been probing deep into for the welfare of the society on the basis of introspection and meditation.  The process of penance has led them to self-realization, Jaina religion, primarily, was to analyze the form and the function of the universe as a whole and as parts, the relationship between the soul and action (Karma) and to establish the way to penance by preaching self-control to release the soul from the bindings of the actions.  With the development of human civilization social and moral problems came on the surface.  Jaina religion had its say on moral values also with the spiritual values as and when the necessity was felt.  Jaina religion, basically a religion of the monks, included the code of the religious and moral life for the layman also.  The saints of Jaina religion presented the solutions for various problems of the world.  in this way the basic principles of Jaina religion may be called the roots of spiritual and moral values.