Jainism is one of world's oldest religions. Revitalized by Mahavira - Mahaveer 2500 years ago, Non violence or Ahimsa, Meditation and Yoga are inherent to Jain beliefs and teachings. Its goal is to attain Moksha or Nirvana. Jainism Religion and Spirituality Society.
The word "Jain" derives from the Sanskrit word jina (conqueror). A human being who has conquered all inner passions like attachment, desire, anger, pride, greed, etc. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Jainism, traditionally known as Jain Dharma, is an ancient Indian religion. Followers of Jainism are called "Jains", a word derived from the Sanskrit word jina and connoting the path of victory in crossing over life's stream of rebirths through an ethical and spiritual life. Jains trace their history through a succession of twenty-four victorious saviors and teachers known as Tirthankaras, with the first being Rishabhanatha, who is believed to have lived millions of years ago, and twenty-fourth being the Mahavira around 500 BCE. Jains believe that Jainism is an eternal dharma with the Tirthankaras guiding every cycle of the Jain cosmology.
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- Jain law - Jain Law or Jaina Law refers to the modern interpretation of ancient Jain Law that consists of rules for adoption, marriage, succession and death prescribed for the followers of Jainism.
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- Nonviolence - Nonviolence is the personal practice of being harmless to self and others under every condition. It comes from the belief that hurting people, animals or the environment is unnecessary to achieve an outcome and refers to a general philosophy of abstention from violence.
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- includes Jainfriends www
includes philosophy and information on the Jain community. Jainfriends.
- Huge Jainism Links www
Huge collection of categorized links. Jainism Links.
- Listing Jain Festivals www
Listing of each festival, Festivals, with links to other calendars. Jain Festivals.
- Combines Jainworld www
Combines the aspirations of Jains around the globe and is being positioned to link various aspects of their lives, Jainworld, cutting across all barriers. Jainworld.
- Pilgrim Shri Mahavir Jain Aradhana Kendra - Koba www
Pilgrim place of Lord Mahavir and largest Jain Library having manuscripts and books on Indology, Mahavir Jain Aradhana Kendra - Koba, Jainlogy. Shri Mahavir Jain Aradhana Kendra - Koba.
- Jain Jainism Simplified www
Jain concepts explained in a easy to read question-answer format. Jainism Simplified.
- Information Terapanthonline www
Information about Jainism, Terapanthonline, Terapanth, Anuvrat, Prekshan Dhyan, Tirthankaras, Jeevan Vigyan, Science of Living, Jain Vishwa Bharti, and Terapanth Acharyas. Terapanthonline.
- English Sacred-Texts: Jainism www
English translations of the Akaranga Sutra and Kalpa Sutra, Jainism, primary texts of Sacred-Texts: Jainism.
- Each Jain Temples in the U.S. www
Each U. Temples in the U.S..S. state is listed, along with the Jain temples in the state (if any). Jain Temples in the U.S..
- Reference Essence of Jainism www
Reference library of original Jain literature translated into modern languages. Essence of Jainism.
- A Jain Shala www
A gateway to gain knowledge about Jainism. Jain Shala.
- A Jain Matrimonial www
A free site for the Jains in India and abroad. Matrimonial. Provides free wedding planner, and wedding calaculator. Jain Matrimonial.
- Philosophy, Jinvani www
Philosophy, Jinvani, pilgrimage, books, history, and links. Jinvani.
- Sharing Jain Spirit www
Sharing Jain values globally with quartly magazines featuring articles and images of Jainism. Jain Spirit.
- Topics Jainism Potpourri www
Topics on Jainism at Kamat's Potpourri; includes Jain arts, Potpourri, architecture, monuments, and a brief introduction to Jainism. Jainism Potpourri.
- Articles Jain History www
Articles on the history of Jainism with a discussion group for those interested in related subjects. Jain History.
- A Jain Association www
A global jain organisation. Jain Association.
- Information Jain Samaj www
Information on the temples, Samaj, saints, matrimonial services, celebrities, associations, organisations and Jain literature. Members and business directory. Jain Samaj.
- Quotations Jain Study Circle www
Quotations from scriptures: Our readers are encouraged to study the following quotations and understand the ever-increasing gap between the fundamentals of Jainism and our religious practices. Jain Study Circle.
- Gives Jainism www
Gives information about the religion and its history. Jainism.
- JAINA Federation of Jain Associations in North America www
JAINA is an umbrella organization of local Jain associations in the United States and Canada. Jain Associations in North America. Their objectives, links to the two youth divisions, newsletter by e-mail or on the Web, upcoming conventions. Federation of Jain Associations in North America.
- A Vishva Jain Prachar Parishad www
A collaboration to join all Jains world wide under one banner. Jain Prachar Parishad. Information on the organisation and its founders. Vishva Jain Prachar Parishad.
- University Overview of Jainism www
University of Michigan Jains website. Jainism. Includes information about Jains' vegetarian beliefs. Overview of Jainism.
- Includes JainWorld's Philosophy Page www
Includes section on Ahimsa (Non-Violence) and several other relevant articles. JainWorld's Philosophy Page.
- Online Serenity Beach www
Online spiritual retreat for encouragement, Beach, healing, spiritual growth. Serenity Beach.
- Online Belief System Selector www
Online questionnaire that rates religions by their compatibility with your beliefs. Belief System Selector.
- Alexa: Jainism Religion and Spirituality
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Jainism Religion and Spirituality
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dmoz.org Directory: Jainism Religion and Spirituality