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Jain Principles 101 + 9 Tattvas

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Ahimsa
Non-Violence
Aparigraha
Non-Possessiveness
Anekantvaad
Multiplicity of Viewpoints
3 A's
Ahimsa, Aparigraha, Anekantvaad--the most central principles of Jainism.
Mahavrats
5 vows that Sadhus and Sadhvis follow strictly.
Anuvrats
5 vows that householders (we) follow--based on the Mahavrats, but not as strict.
Satya
Truthfulness/honesty
Tattvas
9 Fundamentals of Jain Theory
Jiv/Ajiv
Living/Nonliving
Punya/Paap
Good Karma/Bad Karma
Ashrav
Inflow of karma to the soul due to the activities of mind, speech, and body
Samvar
Stopping the inflow of karma
Bandh
Binding of karma to the soul
Nirjara
Eradicating bound karma from the soul
Moksha
Liberation for the soul from the cycle of birth and death; a state of infinite and eternal bliss
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