a dualistic religion founded in the 6th century b.c. as a revolt against current Hinduism and emphasizing the perfectibility of human nature and liberation of the soul, especially through asceticism and nonviolence toward all living creatures.
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How to use Jainism in a sentence
Some of the words from the Article, "Hinduisn and Jainism" contain stand-alone acute accents, which have been retained.
Like Buddhism, Jainism, and Christianity, it owed its origin to a single founder.Introduction to the History of Religions | Crawford Howell Toy
The first two gradually decayed and made way for the last, although Jainism remained powerful until the tenth century.Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3) | Charles Eliot
Jainism is an Indian religion so like Buddhism as to have been considered by many to be a sect of the latter.History of Religion | Allan Menzies
The organization into communities was made by Buddha2065 and, apparently contemporaneously, by Mahavira, the founder of Jainism.Introduction to the History of Religions | Crawford Howell Toy
British Dictionary definitions for Jainism
an ancient Hindu religion, which has its own scriptures and believes that the material world is eternal, progressing endlessly in a series of vast cycles
- Jainist, noun, adjective
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