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Definition of Jainism

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dualistic religion based on the belief that strict ascetic discipline will bring about perfection and salvation of the soul (founded by Vardhamana Mahavira during the 6th century)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The heterodox Hindoo religion, of which the most striking features are the exaltation of saints or holy mortals, called jins, above the ordinary Hindoo gods, and the denial of the divine origin and infallibility of the Vedas. It is intermediate between Brahmanism and Buddhism, having some things in common with each.
  
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jainism
\jain"ism\ (?), n. the heterodox hindoo religion, of which the most striking features are the exaltation of saints or holy mortals, called jins, above the ordinary hindoo gods, and the denial of the divine origin and infallibility of the vedas. it is intermediate between brahmanism and buddhism, having some things in common with each.

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. sect founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism
(hypernym) sect, religious sect, religious order
(member-meronym) Jainist
2. religion founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism; emphasizes asceticism and immortality and transmigration of the soul; denies existence of a perfect or supreme being
(hypernym) religion, faith, religious belief
(class) ahimsa
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Jainism ( or ), traditionally known as Jain dharma, is an ancient Indian religion that prescribes the path of non-violence (ahiṃsā) towards all living beings. Jain philosophy distinguishes the soul (consciousnesses) from the body (matter). Jains believe that all living beings are really soul; intrinsically perfect and immortal. Souls in transmigration (saṃsāra) are said to be embodied in the body like a prison and therefore, experience birth and death. Practitioners believe non-injury (ahimsa) and self-control are the means to liberation from the cycle of births and deaths. The liberated souls are worshipped as God in Jainism. Jain texts reject the idea of a creator or destroyer God and postulates an eternal universe.

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path of wisdom and non violence