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jainism

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Tirthankaras
Great Teachers
Mahavira
the last Tirthankara, reformer of Jainism
Nataputta Vardhamana
30 years as a sudent, 12 as a renunciant, 30 spiritual leader
Jina
enlightened being who has conquered material existence and released the would from the round of rebirth
Siddha
Liberated Soul
Jiva
Life Giving Spirit
Ajiva
inert non living matter
Aparigraha
non attachment
Anekantwad
non hatred
Digambara
Sky Clad Sect
South India
Where is Digambara popular?
Svetambara
White Clad Sect
Ahisma
First monastic vow non violence
Satya
second monastic vow: truth
Achaurya
third monastic vow: non stealing
Brahmacharya
Fourth Monastic Vow: Celibacy and Chastity
Aparigraha
Fifth Monastic Vow: non attachment
Samayika
the act of being conscience of the continual renewal of the universe in general
Jain Cosmology
uncreated universe; having no beginnin or end; similar to a man standing with legs apart and arm resting on his waist
Kevala
absolute knowledge to isolation, attained through ascetic practices which burn off one's karma
samana
big city of jains