Monday, November 28, 2016

Fact of the Day: Jainism

Compared to other world religions, Jainism is tiny but in India it is a very notable religion. One of the most unique things about Jainism is the respect for all life among its members including not intentionally harming insects. Not only do they not eat meat, many often just go vegan, but some of the strictest believers won't eat something plant-based if a plant had died because of it. An apple or pear for example is acceptable because the tree lives on. 

11 comments:

  1. There are certain sects of Buddhism that won't take any life either.

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  2. Seems like a healthy religion. I need to be a Jainist-my doctor would definitely appreciate it.

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  3. Great, it would be if the world turned Jainism.

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  4. Nice post! Thanks for sharing.


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  5. Wow, that is strict as can be. To each their own I suppose.

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  6. I've been to Jain temples in India and it's true that they revere all life and often cover their mouths to prevent accidentally swallowing insects.

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  7. Wow, didn't know that about Jainism. Strict, hoo boy!

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  8. Very interesting such a respectful religion.

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  9. I've never heard of this one. Quite interesting!

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  10. I'd not come across Jainism, so thanks for sharing this post

    All the best Jan

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