Definitions for jainismˈdʒaɪ nɪz əm
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Jain•ismˈdʒaɪ nɪz əm(n.)
a dualistic religion founded in the 6th century b .c . as a revolt against current Hinduism and emphasizing asceticism and nonviolence toward all living creatures.
Category: Eastern Religions
Origin of Jainism:
sect founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism
religion founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism; emphasizes asceticism and immortality and transmigration of the soul; denies existence of a perfect or supreme being
A religion and philosophy, originating in India, with a focus on nonviolence and personal effort to progress the soul towards divine consciousness.
the heterodox Hindoo religion, of which the most striking features are the exaltation of saints or holy mortals, called jins, above the ordinary Hindoo gods, and the denial of the divine origin and infallibility of the Vedas. It is intermediate between Brahmanism and Buddhism, having some things in common with each