Jainworld
Jain World
Sub-Categories of English Books
Introduction
Jainism : as a Religion
An Antiquity of Jain Asceticism
Jain Asceticism in Vedic literature
Rsabhadeva and Other Tirthankaras
  Tirthankara Parsvanatha
  Jain Ascetic Sects and Schools
  Jain Scriptures
  Ecology and spirituality in Jain tradition
  Theory of Anekantavada
  Conception of soul (Jiva)
  Ajiva Tattva
  The Theory of Karma
  Classification of knowledge
  Jain Ethics and Asceticism
  The Categories of Jain Ascetics
  The Lay Adherent (Sravaka)
  Vegetarian Diet
  Jain Mendicant
  Meditation (Dyane)
  Rites and Rituals
  Jain as a Community
  Status of Women
  Spread of Jainism
  Art and Architecture
  Jainism and Science
  Conclusion
  References


Conclusion


194. Thus it is abundantly clear that Jainism, one of the most ancient animistic Indigenous religions has been constantly and unforgettably to the field of history and culture. Its philosophy, ethics, dogmas, spiritual disciplines and practices are based on scientific truth and non-violence with the nature of humanistic approach, inter religious dialogue and understanding which can be easily perceived through its extensive and perennial literature. All the more conspicuous fact is that Jainism could not be elaborated here much in such a concise chapter. However, the student of religion and culture can of course gather some pivotal points over the subject. The corroborative evidence can be further accumulated from the original sources, and comparative study can be made with other contemporary religions specially Buddhism which is more closer in all respects.