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Jainism and Sikhism

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Mahavira
lived from 599 to 527, creator of Jainism
tirthankaras
spiritual conquerors of the past who have attained salvation, the "makers of the river crossing"
Kevala
Jain enlightenment, omniscience
Asceticism
a lifestyle of rigorous self denial
Ahimsa
nonviolence, an important ethical principle
5 Great Vows
Do not injure other life forms, avoid lying, Do not take what has not been given, Renounce sexual activity, Renounce possession
Nanak
founder of sikhism
Gobind Singh
tenth guru, greatest guru after Nanak, started Khalsa
Adi Granth
Sikhism's most important sacred text
Guru
A spiritual teacher and revealer of truth in Sikhism, refers to ten historical leaders
Khalsa
An order within Sikhism to which most Sikhs belong
gurdwara
A building that is reserved for Sikh worship and houses a copy of the Adi Granth; central structure of any Sikh community
Panth
Sikh Community